Surely you’d like to find the love of your life, someone you can see yourself spending the rest of your life with. And when you do find that person, you’d probably try your best to overcome the obstacles that might be ahead of you. Maybe that obstacle can be in the form of the family not approving of your significant other. Or maybe it’s distance – you found someone on the Internet. Or maybe it’s financial – you have the love but find it hard to maintain the relationship. Problems like that can be easily overcomed as long as you have the desire to get past them.
What if the problem is in the form of religion? As in, you love this guy/girl, you want to marry him/her, but s/he won’t, because the both of you are of different faiths. The only way is to convert to his/her religion. Would you?
In Malaysia, you cannot marry a Muslim without being a Muslim yourself. So if you aren’t a Muslim to begin with, you have to convert in order to marry your significant other. Many people have gone through this path.
But what if you don’t believe in the faith of your significant other’s? Would you convert in order to be with the person you love? Or is your faith more important than a potential life partner? After all, if there’s no such thing as The One, surely there would be someone else for you out there?
But are you willing to risk regretting letting go of someone because you are not willing to accept his or her faith?
ps. In reality, most of us would probably choose not to choose, but just put yourself in that spot for the moment… can you see yourself doing one or the other?