The UK is now more religiously diverse than ever but at the same time the number of people with no religion is at an all-time high. So how do. A: 60+ years ago in Tokyo, when I was dating my first girlfriend, I had no notion that anyone might object to our “interracial” relationship — I don't even think I. When it comes to interracial dating, the people who've been there will . her Muslim parents are cooler with us than my white atheist parents.
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But praying the same words in the same order, or reading the same sacred book through and through again, or singing the same songs are not necessarily a gateway to a meaningful connection. Each journey of faith is unique and personal. No two believers are alike. And, as anyone in any relationship will tell you, no two people are alike.
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Everyone has their own views, opinions and convictions, regardless of their chosen religion or lack of one. Some relationships are interfaith, but all relationships are inter-belief.
What is that necessary and sufficient factor? We have found that it is far more important to share the same values than the same religion. It is true that some values are associated more closely with certain religion affiliations.
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But values do not just take root inside a person as a result of their religion, of how they have chosen to describe or name or worship God. We choose our values because of myriad factors: Our values shape us, as our journeys through life — and our journeys through faith — play out. In faith, as in love, we leap.
We whisper holy words, words that hold power, maybe magic. We pilgrimage across whatever distances necessary. We experience the ineffable. We understand the unexplainable. We sense in an instant a familiarity, a knowing. We get over and outside of ourselves to connect with something so much bigger.
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When required, we willingly suffer in the name of this sacred union. Went by the BJU campus a few times. Guest Actually, socializing between Germans and Irish would have been a big no-no in the U. Samuel Johnson This same prejudice exists today in much of mid-western Evangelicalism.
I went to Moody Bible Institute and graduated with a degree in theology. Karen I have a friend who attended Bob Jones in the s.
Her dad was a good ole boy from West Virginia who married a Japanese woman he met while stationed there. She is a Hapa — half-Asian, half-Caucasian. We always laugh now that my friend could not have dated anyone there because she was mixed race herself!
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I would understand why a parent might want rules that strict for a minor child going away to school, but even young adults need the freedom to start expressing their own identity. I attended BJU for 5 semesters in the early 90s, before transferring to an accredited school.
Transferring was a cardinal sin. One of my roommates was white and deeply loved an Asian American guy student from SoCal. The next year, my roommate was a foreign student from South America.