Ahem. "Nearly one in six" is in no way even close to 59%. One of those
two ways of representing a portion of a group may be correct, but they're
mutually exclusive. They can't both be right. I wonder which one is?As to the subject at hand, let me simplify that for you. Love has the
power to conquer all. I'm half of a mixed-faith marriage which worked out
quite well. Part of the reason, I'm sure, is we both come from open-minded
families who celebrated our love and devotion to each other as far more
important than adherence to one faith or another. As we journey through the
first part of our fourth decade of marriage, we continue to prove that point.
Focus on values, not beliefs? Our values come from our beliefs and visa versa!
Values are the things we hold in highest esteem, our highest priorities in life,
that which we value the most, which always drive what we believe in! Can't
separate the two in reality otherwise we don't have either.
@Thid Barker;You don't have very much faith in yourself, do
you.Values aren't dependent on faith. Faith is not dependent
on values. One does not need faith to have values and one with faith does not
necessarily have values (as seen by so many who claim faith and then do
despicable things in it's name).
@Thid BarkerHere's what they mean...beliefs: God lives, Christ
gave his life to save our sins, etc. values: treat others the way you want
to be treated, don't lie cheat or steal, etc.
I value my family, my life's experiences, my personal freedom, my
accomplishments, some of my failures, everything I have learned and everything
that I love (hold in highest esteem). My beliefs are those things I have faith
in; evidences of things which I can not see but are true. They are inseparable
for me! How can I (or anyone else) believe what they don't value or value
what they don't believe? Sorry I wasn't more clear previously.