posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 11:28 PM
While I personally do not belong to any particular denomination, your question strikes me very close to home (details aside).
There is a fine line between believing and not-believing IMHO. I have met Atheists whom I would personally consider believers and I have met
Christians whom I would personally consider non-believers (and vice-versa).
To me, God is just another name for the Spirit of Love - the Force that created the Universe, the Solar System, the Planet, and Humanity. I have
conversed with many people who reject the idea of a judgmental entity called god, and yet they believe in the innate wholeness and innocence of the
human heart at its core. All they need do is look at a child in play and they know it is so.
Religious tensions between partners is consolable, but it would take a great deal of communication, honesty, and persistence. Even then, it lies in
the choice of each individual - as one choosing to continue the relationship can only hope the other chooses the same.
There is a possibility that it is just a miscommunication about what God is. I know if I were personally with an Atheist they might have trouble with
the language I use so constantly. In fact, I have developed another term for God specifically for Atheists (or other scientific minds who dwell in the
theory that belief in god creates war), and that is Life (or Energy, or Life Energy). Science has proven that there is a vibration, indeed a
lifeforce which radiates in all things - even those considered inanimate. Life is a set of principles and ideas that apply to physics as well as
other areas of actuality.
However, in my experiences the leap must be made from intellectual to emotional for the presence of Life to be truly FELT. And choosing to remain in
the intellect without the feeling of Life will surely cause a slow and painful suicide...
To me, being a believer is about being a conduit of Life - and for the most part it takes a great deal of focusing on becoming compassion in what
people would consider adverse conditions. It means being truly compassionate and understanding when one decides that god is a fake...
...and from my experiences, people will begin to change their mind about God if they see a believer being honestly happy and being completely (which
is for the most part - emotionally) stable despite the metaphorical 'crap' thrown their way.
Communicate your feelings honestly and in earnest. If the person still feels uncomfortable, if the person just can't stand the idea one iota...
well, you've done all that is possible. Forcing a view upon anyone has only created suffering and strife.
If the relationship is at an end, be at peace with it to the extent of your being. Know (as in KNOW) that God is intending something much better for
you, and the temporary isolation from withdrawing from a relationship might be a perfect opportunity to grow within oneself and develop a closer
relationship to God...
And who knows? Your other half might be waiting just around the corner...