Originally Posted by Jill
Define "deeply religious". In some alternate universe, it may be novel to have faith in some higher power. But not this one.
Yeah but there is a difference between:
1)Being a practicing X (say going to church once a week)
2)Being a non-practicing X
3)Believing in a higher power
4)Being an atheist
While a large % of the population falls into 1 to 3 (something like 84% in the US, I think), only something like 20% would be 1, and most deeply religious people (as in, people who'se beliefs take a lot of place in their lives) would probably be concentrated in those in group 1, no? There are of course exceptions but what I'm basically saying is that for a lot of "religious" people, religion and it's tenets don't take such an important place and they certainly aren't looking for "deeply religious" partners and could potentially be put off by the changes it would require in their lives.
As an aside I'm in Canada (about 10% #1) and I can honestly say I don't know who these people are as I don't know ANY practicing christians. In fact I recently had a family meeting and there wasn't any members of group 1 or 2, and as far as I know no more than 1 group 3 (my grandmother).
By the way I want to make sure it is very clear that I'm not attacking in any way your, or anyone else's, prerogative to look for a partner that would share something that is obviously an important part of your life with you, seems like a recipee for success.