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watermongoose15
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So this chick and i have completely different opinions like she's super catholic and i dont believe in god, she's republican and im communists. our opinions are like the opposite sides of the scales i dont know will this affect our relationship if we end up going out cause she's one of those people like me who likes to discuss a lot of politics, philosohpy and stuff like that wat should i do?

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PERVasive
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It sounds like your interested in this girl, or you are already dating. Is that the case?

The opinions issue happened somewhat with my ex-girlfriend and I. I too have socialist views, although I am also an observant jew. However, my ex's views were not nearly as clear as your chick's seem to be. My ex didn't really have any consistent set of values. She would only have isolated opinions on subjects, and often they were not supported by logic or facts. At one point she told me she thought she was a fascist ! We had several healthy debates, but I eventually began to avoid philisophical discussion because I was tired of the conflict it brought.

I'd say for your case, go for it as long as you have other stuff in common. It's just important that you have something other than sex to talk about, no matter what it is. It's already a plus that both of you enjoy discussing philosophy, because if you can both be open minded you stand to learn a lot from each other. Also, there are many other areas of philosophy than politics and theology. Perhaps the two of you could investigate epistemology (the philosophy of truth) together.

On the other hand, more humorously...she's REPUBLICAN?? Forget it dude...

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watermongoose15
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thanks for the insight and the story yeah republican eh? i ll look into epistmology thanks again

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MadLittleGirl
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I think it might work out my bf don't believe in God and I do. He laughs at people pain I don't. He is book smart I am street smart. I can go on and on . It can work out we have been together for a long time. Give it a try and see where you end up.

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Gumdrop Girl
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hey hey hey, I'm a moderate-conservative. we do exist on this board.

I'm a traditional Buddhist, I vote conservative, and I'm in a very good relationship with a godless liberal. How important is it to you to surround yourself with like-minded folks? Liekwise, does she need to be around people like herself? This can determine how well you're gonna work it out with this girl. I'm the sort who likes a lot of discussion. Not confrontation, but open debate. Spending time with this girl could be a very enlightening experience for you. Or it could make you really angry all the time. I say give it a shot and see which one it is. If it makes you angry all the time, then you know to date only far-lefties like yourself. But if you two get along and you have a great time chatting, then you know you can go out with a variety of folks.

And yes, I have had people drop me hard for being a rightie. Real tolerant of you libs :eyeroll:

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quote:
And yes, I have had people drop me hard for being a rightie. Real tolerant of you libs :eyeroll:

Umm, hey? Let's avoid any "you people" stuff, eh? (And that goes for everyone, FYI.) Because I'm relatively certain here that it wasn't a user here who IDs as liberal who dumped you, and moreover, people on all sides of the fence-that-isn't have terminated or chosen not to pursue relationships because of any number of different incompatibilities.

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watermongoose15
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quote:
Originally posted by Gumdrop Girl:
hey hey hey, I'm a moderate-conservative. we do exist on this board.

I'm a traditional Buddhist, I vote conservative, and I'm in a very good relationship with a godless liberal. How important is it to you to surround yourself with like-minded folks? Liekwise, does she need to be around people like herself? This can determine how well you're gonna work it out with this girl. I'm the sort who likes a lot of discussion. Not confrontation, but open debate. Spending time with this girl could be a very enlightening experience for you. Or it could make you really angry all the time. I say give it a shot and see which one it is. If it makes you angry all the time, then you know to date only far-lefties like yourself. But if you two get along and you have a great time chatting, then you know you can go out with a variety of folks.

And yes, I have had people drop me hard for being a rightie. Real tolerant of you libs :eyeroll:


OMFG gumdrop girl you rock buddhism is the coolest thing in the world im communist and i wanna be buddhist so bad its so weird at my school its like a war between the liberals and the republicans and then theres me the only communist there and everyone is no matter what side joins in a fight against me everyone is so close minded theses days. btw about the girl it turns out shes fine with it and we discuss it and stuff it turns out shes open minded

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Hey, Mongoose? Could you uh, use punctuation in your future posts? You've got great things to say, but I have a hard time understanding what it is you're saying. Thanks.

Also know that political opinions and positions can change. Four years ago, my SO would have voted liberal. Democrat, probably. In four years, he has switched to the conservative side, and he hates taxes, so often votes republican. Admittedly, he has very strong opinions that make sense to me, and I find my own ideas changing.

I assure we'll both think differently in another four years. By then, we'll most likely be married and expecting a child, according to our future plans. Will he, or I, think the same way that we do know? Not likely.

Plus, it's fun to have different opinions. It makes for much better discussions.


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watermongoose15
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yeah my punctuation is horendous im just like why bother Yeah she wont change her political views, believe me. Shes like extremist catholic, conservative. In San Diego where i live there is this cross on a hill that is owned by the governemnt so people are protesting. Being catholic she asked me if i wanted to chain my self to it i was like ugh yea right

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