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Anyone ever lose friends because you told them of your beliefs and you dont believe like them?

 
tgeary

Asked by tgeary at 1:36 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Nope.

    I come out clean at the beginning & if they don't like my beliefs, then we don't become close friends. I have hung out with people who don't like my beliefs, i have some acquaintances who still tell me I'm going to hell....but they don't get to be close friends with me. Their bad...definitely not mine...
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 1:39 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I have had another "mommy friend" decide to stop hanging out with me and my kids in the past year because our both of our first-born children are now getting old enough to start asking questions about religion, and she doesn't want her darling daughter spending too much time around the son of an atheist. This is despite the fact that in the 3+ years I had known her, the ONLY conversation any of us have had about religion was the following, back when we first met:

    Her: "Would you like to go to church with me this weekend?"
    Me: "Thank you for the invitation, but no, I'm an atheist."

    If it was going to be such an issue for her, I wish she had made it known then, rather than waiting several years and letting our kids become such good friends.


    Eek_a_Geek

    Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 2:02 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • No. I mean I guess if I met some mentally ill person who heard voices from God or Satan tell them to kill kids I would obviously end my friendship with them lol. Other than that, I am friends with all different types of people. What I have lost friends over is politics.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:39 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • No, but then again all I say to anyone is that I believe a bit differently, but I do believe.
    They assume that I am another form of Christianity .... who am I to bust their bubble...
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 1:40 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Lost? not really, but I think it did keep me from making some when I lived in Utah. I wrokded at Walmart there and I figured with as many people as they employ- making frinds should't be *too hard...but most of them were mormon and I think they stick to their own if you know what I mean...I didn't make any friends there at all...I mean yeah there were a few that would chat about the weather or work but nothing really beyond that
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:43 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Not really. However, since I became an orthodox Jew my lifestyle has changed in all aspects, which sometimes makes it difficult to keep a friendship outside that circle on a day-to-day basis. I have made compromises with friends and family and they with me, but by now most of my close friendships are within my belief system.

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 1:45 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Yes. But only on Cafemom. Well maybe once IRL, I'm still not too sure the reasons why she stopped being friendly.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 1:47 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • no
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 1:47 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Probably have but never noticed or thought twice about it- I don't chase people down to be my friend-if they pull away, I usually just let them go-
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 1:47 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I have had people stop speaking to me after they found out I was Christian...even people that until then we had been having fun/enjoying each other's company.
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 1:49 PM on May. 16, 2011

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