ANSWERS: 81
  • Not to me as long as they dont try to shove their beliefs down my throat or try to make me change mine.
  • no not to me it doesnt as long as they know i am not of that religion and dont plan to be and vice a versa we get along just fine
  • As long as they don't force it upon me then I'm fine.
  • To a certain degree yes. It depends on what their values are. If their values are still similar to mine yet they are of a different religion then it doesn't matter. But if their values are completely against my values because of religion then it could be a problem. But overall I think the variety is good and it's important to have differences to make life interesting.
  • Where they pray, how they pray, whom they pray or they pray or do not pray at all, IS NOT MY DAMN BUSINESS at all.
  • Not at all. Religion is a personal thing people have a right to believe in anything, religion or myth. That has very little to do with your friendship unless you want your friends to attend church with you
  • as long as they don't talk to me about religion what do I care.
  • I dont care what religion anyone is, there is no requirement of religion at all to be friends. And I dont care if they want to discuss their religion with me and compare the two.
  • No. You are friends with someone because of who they are and religion doesn't define who you are
  • I don't know, can Jews and Muslims be friends? There seems to be a lot of hate againist People when one is labled by ones religion. If there was no religion in the world would we just hate because of the color of your eyes or size of you feet?
  • Does not matter to me.
  • No, not at all. I have friends of different religions. I'm not religious myself, but I understand and respect people who are. I find it all quite interesting, and we can get into some good debates sometimes.
  • I don't care about their religious affiliation as long as they don't care about my lack of religion. I've stood in Catholic, Jewish, Non-denomination Christian, and Atheist weddings, so my friends religious choices are pretty diverse. I need to make some Muslim friends to fill out my portfolio I guess.
  • No the only thing I ask is that they not preach to me and I will not preach to them.
  • No, I don't have a problem with anybody's religious beliefs or lack of beliefs. I try to be, and believe that I am, respectful of all people and also try not to judge others because they are different. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • No. I have christian friends, jewish friends, muslim friends, pagan friends, atheist friends, UU friends... The variety makes things more interesting.
  • I personaly could'nt care less, so long as they don't make it an issue or try to force it on me.
  • I guess so, but more on the unconscious level. I've always seemed to get along well with liberal-minded Muslims, and I find a lot of Athiests (not Agnostics) I meet to be really narrow-minded and ignorant, so I'm naturally pensive. I used to be rather bigoted against Catholics, but I met this girl about a year ago who changed my mind completely.
  • No it doesn't matter. I have friends who belong to many different religions.
  • No, absolutely not, so long as they do not try to push their religion onto me. As long as they respect my right to believe as I wish, they can be part of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or the Cult of the Glorious Easter Bunny.
  • No,it doesn't matter to me. I have friends of many different religions.
  • i could careless,its a religion,now if someone started preaching to me everyday and tryed to get me to start believing in there beliefs then there is something wrong.i will always listen thou.
  • not at all, I guess if they are my friends they already demonstrated not to be close-minded and judgmental.
  • Not really. I think it's a very personal thing. If anyone wants to talk to me about my faith, I'm happy to share. And also happy to listen to them. My faith is very strong, but that doesn't mean I can't learn something of value from someone else, we never know when or who the Great Mystery will want to speak to us through...life lessons and faith are all around us. Just because I "think I know" what is best for another person, doesn't mean that God is going to agree with me at that exact time and place.
  • Not at all. I have friends of many different faiths and friends who, like myself, do not follow any. If religion comes up in conversation, as it does sometimes, I am respectful of their views and interested in hearing about them as well. I don't discount any of them just because they don't jive with my way of thinking. I've learned that there is much I can gain by being open and thoughtful and accepting. Much more than thinking I have already have the world all figured out.
  • no...but hopefully they believe in God and if not then i try to guide them without throwing it in their face.
  • For me- the more diverse are my friends the more they enrich my world!! and I love them all!
  • No, every Christian is called to go out into the world and make diciples of all nations. Typically one of the best ways to spread your faith is through having friends who arn't of the one true faith. Its through friends that people come to the faith best. Even then it still doesn't matter because people are not nearly defined by their friends as they are defined by their spouse. I could never marry a non-christian but I can be good friends with them.
  • No, that is a personal choice that everyone has the right to make. I applaud anyone that has taken the time to actually hash their choice out and make an informed decision; no matter what that decision may be. I have one neighbor that is an agnostic, and another that is an athiest. I am good friends with both of them and play with their kids quite a bit. We regularly babysit for each other, and have a good relationship because of a strong mutual respect for religious freedom. I am an evangelical Christian, however, and feel that it is the only true religion, so I would be happy if my friends became Christians as well. But again that is their decision, and I will always respect that. They know what I believe and why, as I do with them.
  • Yes. It says in the Bible at 1 Cornithians 15:33 "Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil useful habits". This one is memorized, I don't need to look it up in the scriptures. What is the expression "Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are". As you probably know, I don't have too many "friends". I can select my friends from the congregation I attend as well as other surrounding ones. Well meaning people I know want to invite me to birthday parties and other holiday things and I must turn them down because of my beliefs so when you are a square peg in a round world you learn to keep to yourself pretty much. My best friend is my husband and I am quite satisfied with that.
  • don't really care, it's one of my core rules, don't discuss religionwith me. Politics is ok so long as you keep it simple and sex is always an open tipic, but don't talk about religion with me, i know too much and am way too sarcatic for that.
  • No. At least i dont mind
  • Not at all. The reasoning is as follows: Politics and Religion are things that I never discuss with anyone outside of my immediate family. This is because it tugs on emotions and heartstrings all too much and friendships can be destroyed because of it. I respect their beliefs as long as they respect mine and as long as they don't push their beliefs on me, we're fine. Does THAT rhyme, Professor Sakhalinskii? Lmao :)
  • No, as long as there's no puppy-torture or baby-eating, I really don't care.
  • Not so much what religion they are, but how devoutly they believe might be a factor, it's hard to be friends with someone who constantly reminds me I'm going to hell if I don't get on my knees and pretend to blow the invisible man.
  • No - I have many Christian/Catholic friends.
  • no. not at all. out of my four best friends there is one atheist, one Jew, one protestant, and one catholic.
  • It does not matter to me what religion my friends are. The whole purpose of religion is to give people hope through faith and a moral code to live by. When people become bothered by other's faith, they begin to wish to change it or speak about. This leads to conflict, which is counterproductive to most religious ends. A true friend respects others for their religious beliefs or lack of beliefs.
  • No, definitely not. I respect their beliefs and hope they would/will respect mine.
  • I don't care at all, as long as they don't force their beliefs upon me. I actually have some good, deep conversations with my religious friends about religion even though I have no religion of my own.
  • Not in the least.
  • I don't think so.I am hindu and my best friends are Muslim.They respect all religions including mine and I do it too.
  • No I do not care what religion any of my friends are! What does matter to me is that because of their religion they cover their faces. I do care that I cannot see a persons face when I am talking to them, to me, it is rude and arrogant, and it is nothing to do with their regligion but everything to do with politics, which should be kept out of religion. It makes me feel I want to cover my face before I would speak to them...
  • Absolutly not, I accept my friends for who and what they are, as well as people in general.
  • It doesn't...Because that is their way of life...and I'm not to judge
  • No. As long as they don't knock on my door early for the purpose of handing me a bible or try to convert me, it's all good.
  • It doesn't matter to me one bit. I'm more interested in the kind of person you are then in who you pray to. I, however, won't hang out with some one who constantly tries to reconvert me back to Christianity. In fact I have several Christian friends. Here's an example: I am a Pagan and my Fiancee was a Protestant. We never cared about the diffrence. All that mattered to us was that we loved each other and respected each other's religions. He even tried very hard to come to ubnderstand my belifes because it was something he was never fully exposed to growing up. And as a compromise we agreed to raise our son as a Moralist instead of giving him a set religion to follow. We would, however, expose him to both and let him choose on his own.
  • Of course, not. My closest friend is not the same religion as me. Friendships are not based on religions!
  • yes. it likely affects their opinions and i definitely don't want anybody who is religious shoving their opinions down my throat. does this mean i'm only friends with those who share my religious views? no, but i still wouldn't say it doesn't matter at all.
  • No, I have friends from all kind of religions. I doesn't bother me as long as they don't try to push their religion down my throat. Most religious people I know are moderate and never talk about their religion- which suits me fine.
  • As long as they don't push it on me or try to damper the crew's good time with it, I don't care.
  • Nope, it doesn't matter to me.
  • It does not matter to me what religion my friends are. They do not have to be the same religion as me to qualify. I like hearing about diverse values and others' religious beliefs.
  • not anymore..as long as they dont try to force me to do anything..all i really care is if theyre nice and if they treat me right and all that...but it does help to have some friends of the same religion...but if i dont, it really doesnt matter to me anymore
  • no i respect all religions nomatter what
  • never....my friends are from all religions and we even used to share knowledge about each others customs and beliefs but never tried toforce it on one another
  • Definetely not! I don't care what religion my friends are. The reason they are my friend is simply because they are my friend - no requirments or tests need to be passed before being being accepted as a friend
  • no it doesn't matter to me. religion is a personal belief. i have no right to say what i think is right, just as they have no right to say what they think is right. if they other countries and religions had realized this, the world might have been different.
  • I donot care.... UNLESS they try to convert me to thier particular religion & then thats when trouble comes...
  • Sometimes specific religions limit what you can eat, activities you can participate in, etc. If it conflicts, I try to work around it.
  • Not really, if they try to push it, they better be prepared for a very long debate.
  • as long as they don't preach, i don't care.
  • not in the least
  • no, not at all. three of my closest friends are Athiest, Jewish, and Buddhist. i am Christian. it doesn't matter to me at all.
  • No, I don't care what religion my friends are. It makes debates on life interesting. Well rounded. A point from every direction keeps us learning and talking. We all have the same desire: To live in harmony.
  • No. I have friends of different religions and sometimes we discuss our different views. No one tries to convert anyone else, we accept and respect one another and each other's beliefs. We have had some very interesting conversations regarding our differences but never has anyone got angry or "pushy"..just discussions (not shouting matches, sermons or belittling another's beliefs) that have never jeopardized our friendships. I always find it rather enjoyable.
  • I actually prefer that my friends don't talk about religion at all. To speak of it at all seems disrespectful or even rude to me. As long as they don't talk about it I'm good.
  • nope it doesn't. as long as they don't try to beat me to death with it.
  • No, not at all, so long as they don't try to convert me.
  • No i will enjoy the discussions.
  • no ..but i love people who believe in god and dont make jokes about him...im muslim and ive gone through alot of crap about being who i am
  • Yes. Because the only way to get to Heaven is through Jesus Christ, and not all religions believe that Jesus Christ is the True and Living God. It's very important to serve Christ. Because only He alone can forgive sins and save souls.Giving those who accept Him as their Lord & Savior eternal life in HEAVEN.
  • Not at all..as long as they don't try to drill their belief into my head..I have no problem with their religion.:)
  • No why would it matter. It would have nothing to do with your own faith!
  • Yes I do. I would not be a true friend if I did not care about their soul and preparedness to meet God.
  • Aye.. it does sometimes come into play, although not extremely important.
  • It depends on if they understand boundary issues.
  • To some relatives, yes, but I don't care. If someone is nice to me and I'm nice back, we're friends no matter what.
  • No, I don't really care as long as they're not too hypocritical or force me to go to church with them or something.
  • Not at all. I have lost a couple "friends" that it mattered to though.

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