Would You Turn....?

Your back on a friend if you were friends from child hood as well as Christians and your friend one day gave up on his/her faith? Or if your friend from childhood were Atheist and one day became Christians? Or would you try to understand the decision and love them in-spite of?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I would only turn my back on a friend if their conversion to whatever they converted to led them to proselytizing and trying to convert me as well. If all we ever talked about was how I needed to convert to their religion, then the relationship has pretty much dissolved into nothingness, so there's really no friendship to turn my back on anyway.

    Bright blessings!

    )O(

  • 1 decade ago

    No. I'm a Pagan. Many of my friends were once Pagan and converted to Christianity. We are still close as ever. There's nothing to understand... that is their personal decision, something that had absolutely Nothing to do with me. And did nothing to our friendship.

    Now if they had turned Christian and started "beating" me over the head with the Bible, then we'd probably have an argument. But I wouldn't turn my back on them.

  • 1 decade ago

    You shouldn't judge your friend because of their beliefs or non, regardless of your own.

    As long as each friend respects the others choice, and doesn't try to force their own beliefs, then it's the same as it always was and always will be.

    My best friend is a Catholic...I'm an Atheist (was Christian until 17). We have been friends now for 21 years...and closer than EVER!!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am a Christian and contrary to popular belief, we would never not be someone's friend because they turned away from their Christianity or if they were never Christian. You don't have as much in common with them after that but you still love them just as much and you would still want to hang out with them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on their actions following their conversion. I would love them no matter what, but love does not mean letting yourself be abused or demeaned in any way. If they became a shove it down my throat, holier than thou (or smarter than thou) type of person...we would definitely have to redefine our friendship. If they stayed the same friend they have always been then we would continue to be close.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try to understand their decision and love them. That's what love and friendship is all about.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I love my friends due to them being them. Nothing to do with religion or lack there of.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't base my friendship on a persons religion.

    For me, it's about compatibility and resonance.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No! If you are truely friends it shouldn't matter who did what when it comes to religion.

  • Mim
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    keep loving them what ever but it could be hard if they tried to force thier views on me.

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