Marry that virtuous Atheist! « Catholic Insight
Hey guys, this is a throw away. I'm not sure if this is the right place to discuss this, as it's a little out of the ordinary it seems for this. My husband is a priest. I'm an atheist. It's surprisingly not really an issue. We met before he became a priest but I supported him pursuing it. What should an atheist know before marrying a Catholic? . I almost didn't date my husband because he was a Baptist who made a remark about not having.
He helped raise five kind, thoughtful children. He gave to every single charity that came his way. And as far as I can tell he shared a beautiful fifty-four years with my grandma.
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He did not share her Catholic Faith, but they made each other very happy. I know many other men who are truly kind, who have a strong sense of honor and integrity, who are gentle and respectful.
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True, they are not Catholic, but they are good. And goodness counts for a whole heck of a lot. So, sharing a faith life with your spouse, while it might be an ideal, is not always preferable.
If he loved and respected me, he would at the very least tolerate my religion.
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And who knows, prolonged toleration could very well turn into interest. After that, anything is possible. And how are your going to actually GET married? You would be lying during your vows if you do it in Church, as you are pledging your troth before God. Very silly for you. Surely, your Catholic boyfriend who fears for his and his children's salvation, will wish to be married by a priest performing the Sacrament of Matrimony. I don't agree with your boyfriend that the children are automatically damned because of their atheist mother.
He doesn't give himself much credit. Their faith will meet many challenges.
But the idea that you'll have to lie to the children about your beliefs? Lying is a sin.
He's asking you to sin. And it certainly doesn't have anything to do with helping out with your salvation, which is also his job as a spouse. Marriage and raising a family is about trust. It can't be sitting on the eroding riverbank of lies. The Catholic church would sanction the marriage, but only if you agree to raise the children as Catholics.
This chapter is devoted to that encouraging repetition. Many partners discover that religious and nonreligious people can share morals and values.
We both want to do good in the world.
The only difference is I think there is a God and he does not. Religious and nonreligious partners alike say that having a spouse on the other side of the aisle has made them smarter, more effective, and more empathetic in their engagement and activism and better examples of their own worldview.
She makes me think first about whether I am expressing the true heart of Islam in what I say.
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I am a better representative of my own faith now than before I met her. In fact, I feel we both have strengthened the other in their views.
At least he has for me by questioning why I think what I think. I was able to separate my true beliefs from just believing things because I grew up believing it.
When believers marry atheists
Many nonreligious partners bring a painful history with religion into the relationship, including some deep resentments. Some have experienced betrayal, rejection, fear, anger, or even complete disowning from religious families and communities. Being in a loving relationship with a religious believer can help the nonbeliever to transcend this unproductive resentment.