Spiritual Irritants

Suppose two people are in a close personal relationship, where one is deeply religious and the other is either deeply or even somewhat nonreligious. If either member of this duo tries constantly to convert the other individual to his/her beliefs, one can easily imagine this becoming a deeply alienating factor in their relationship. But, to be clear, it is not the difference in belief that causes the difficulty; it is the proselytizing behavior of the one that is a relationship irritant. Psychologically it would be a serious mistake for two such individuals to enter into a marital relationship. But this situation is not confined to spouses. Parents are deeply influential upon their offspring to a certain point in their lives, but once children reach their majority, it is a grave mistake for a parent to continue to attempt to impose a belief system, be it a religious or nonreligious one.

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