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I personally think I'll always just be at that believing in god and jesus part.
In The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik took the release of two new books about the history of atheism to issue one of his periodic ‘state of modern belief” pieces.
Stephens, for that matter, takes his title from the seemingly forthright John Lennon song “Imagine.” Lennon, having flirted with atheism for about nine months, from Christmas of 1970 to the fall of 1971, fell back into a supernaturalist web of syncretism of his own, flying the “wrong,” or westerly, way around the world and practicing astrology.
Stephens says diplomatically that Lennon “remained intermittently susceptible to belief”—but in truth Lennon was entirely captive to whatever superstition had most recently tickled his fancy, or his wife’s.
Since this is a subjective matter there is no right or wrong opinion here. Because obviously they believe there is good evidence that it does exist, hence the way they see it, it does exist and you're the one refusing to believe in reality. I think a person's personality is far far more important than their meta-physical beliefs in considering a relationship partner.
I'm a gnostic atheist towards the theistic Gods and an agnostic atheist towards the rest. I have different meta-physical beliefs to many atheists.
That wouldn't at all put me off dating them though. But what about situations where you are confronted with religion?
For example if you intend to get married and your partner wants to have a religious ceremony. My best friend is not a believer but her family is very catholic.
For the sake of them she feels forced to have a religious ceremony or have her child baptized if this case ever occurs. It can range from just believing in God to believing in every single rule.
But why on Earth does that affect our relationship potential? I guess this feeling is stronger for gnostic atheists than for agnostic atheists though.
Since this is a subjective matter there is no right or wrong opinion here. (Edit: This point of view is also very well explaint by ashuri123 a few posts later.) It depends.
However, it is not necessary to be any or all of those things to sincerely believe in the existence of a deity.
And even if someone did have "faith" as their only reason for belief in their deity of choice, well, it would be a huge turn off since it is overtly irrational, but still if they were a benevolent person and didn't mind my atheist ass I could look past it.