I'd be open to an agnostic but atheism like all religions has become an identity with people like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris as it's vicers of their disciples.
The reason why I'd be more open to an agnostic as oposed to an atheist is the reasons below. Also the fact that rather than challenge their own theories against their own criteria, they tend to unobjectively assert them as facts that all other beliefs need to fit.
- The belief in scientism (as opposed to science) - The belief in reductionism - The belief in naturalism - The belief in morality (heck some atheists even belief in objective morals yet never define them) - The belief in the brain as a mindless system of reactions (thus no basis for trusting any beliefs including their own)
I would enjoy discussing certain things but not if there i no possibility of a discussion other than "I'm right, God doesn't exist end of debate" type reasoning
I sure would, actually am dating one now. I don't identify myself as belonging to any religion so it's nice to be with someone that I don't have to worry will try to push their religion and any religion-influenced traditions on me.
Yes. I would. Just because someone isn't religious and chooses to identify as atheist doesn't mean they are mean religion haters. I could say something like Sam Harris is really smart or Lawrence Krauss would be grating as a partner, but those two men don't define a group of people who have non-belief in common. Just like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi doesn't define Muslims or Lady Teresa didn't define all Catholics. -coming from a "non-religious" person.
I would most certainly date an atheist and I am one myself. However, I would date a religous person as long as they respect my opinion and don't force their opinion on me. It's that simple it's not about religion it's about respect.
Depends, I find that many atheist are as preachy and dogmatic as religious people so that kind of athiest no. But if they where reasonable people and willing to allow others to believe as they will then I would have no problem.(I'm an agnostic so don't know if your question was directed to religious people or not)
Nope. I wouldn't. See this idea of compatible in every other way may seem nice but eventually there will be brought up things where you would need a compatible or somewhat compatible belief rather than something that will just cause unnecessary tension, stress, conflict and possibly worse between the two.
I'm a moral buddhist spiritual apatheist; I'd date someone who has a strong belief in their religion over an atheist almost any day. Atheism is more about social rights and political ideology than it is about the lack or belief itself. I kind of think it's stupid to label yourself just for not having a belief and claiming it not to be a religion when there are strict dogmas to follow. I label myself an apatheist for philosophical reasons, specifically that I'm leaning towards the ideological structure of that of a utilitarian but that's harder to explain than I'd like to admit so we'll just leave it at, probably not unless that person really just doesn't give a shit about the question of whether a higher power exists or not but they do the right thing and make people happy anyway.
I don't see why any religious belief or non-belief should deter me from a relationship. As long as they're not jerks we'll be fine. (this includes religious people seeing as how I'm non-religious) I don't like it when anyone pushes their views onto other people, but I'm completely fine whenever they keep it to themselves, and I don't mind having a discussion or two every once in awhile about beliefs. (yes, a few atheists can be rude just like religious people can, but the important thing here is that it shouldn't matter what your beliefs are as long as you're accepting and non judgmental about the differences in other people)
There is no problem in dating with an atheist, unless she do not interfere with my beliefs. I would never force her to believe what i am believing. Every person have their own ethics, way to sight. None should force anyone to believe, unless he/she want to believe any thing. by the way I am not a strong theist person, But I have faith in god. People should keep their relationship based on mutual understanding. There is no necessary that your partner would agree on every term you say. He/she may have different point of view, and as partner we should support her and respect her. But at the same time both should understand this thing, this is not one way road, buddy. ;)
I wouldn't have a problem with it as long as they don't have a problem with my beliefs. Sometimes atheists can be very derogatory towards religious people, with always pisses me off, so in that case, yes I would.