Daz Voz wrote:My wife is a Muslim. I am a Christian. I did not convert and neither did she.
We got married in Australia.
There are literally thousands if not millions of Muslims, that have their own thoughts on religion, one doesn't have to preach to respect ones faith, even though some may well believe in the opposite.
I have a lot of respect for Muslims, they are no different than other people at all, so i can imagine there are many Muslims living a happy life with foreign none Muslims.
Love after all is stronger than any religion, but people are born with identities and it is not right to ask people to change identity, for love or marriage.
I'm a born Catholic but have never been to church since a child, i would never change my identity because i see no reason too.
Now under the fear of being prosecuted is another matter, we may well be pressurised to adapt, for the sake of culture, this would be a matter of choice, but adapting is not the same as choice, so all heartedly one would keep their identity a secret.
I sympathise with many Muslims, that may well be under a great deal of pressure, depending on situations and locations, the yard stick is a long one and Identities do not really change on the inside, if they don't want to.
People, Location, Culture, we test the waters, and adapt or not love will continue, we can also assume that some families like some Chinese live a traditional life its a religion in itself, we either embrace it or not. It's very hard to say we don't believe in it, because it's there in front of us, it's part of integration in my opinion, how well one integrates is another matter. There can only be one god, in which we are all apart of no matter where one comes from.