I'm curious whether anyone on here has any stories about how religion, spirituality, agnosticism, atheism, or humanism has been a factor in their relationships. I'm of entirely Jewish ancestry, but was raised fairly agnostic due in part to my immediate family's Socialist background. The sole religious ceremony i took part in, aside from weddings and funerals, was my own bris, and that wasn't my idea! I took to solitary pagan practices as a way of exploration, which grew into some brief study of Chaos Magic, and finally full-blown Discordian insanity, with a touch of animistic/shamanistic beliefs and experiences. ...and for the past year and a half or so, I've been in a relationship with a devout Protestant Christian. We're very happy together, and our discussions of religion and spirituality are often positive learning experiences. I've actually more than once defended her beliefs from people antagonizing her, particularly from a group of 18/19-year-old atheists who had never actually read any of the Bible and attacked it on hearsay and their own beliefs about the world. I'm always interested in meeting and befriending people of other religions and beliefs, even ones opposed to mine, so long as they are intelligent and willing to actually have a discussion, instead of lecturing at me. Perhaps that's why the difference of faiths hasn't been a problem?