Some people have vowed never to marry outside their religion while others think love is stronger than anything. Society Magazine’s Martin Bishop asked a few individuals if religion would get in their way of love.
I would not because the person I love should love me for who I am and not for whom they want me to be.
Silvy Uwimana Teta
I don’t have a religion; I have faith, which is something very different. I can’t change my faith, but I would consider someone else’s traditions if they are important to them.
I don’t have a religion. I would not adopt one as I’ve seen some so called religious people commit awful crimes. I wouldn’t marry a religious person.
Butare Makanda, Car spare parts dealer
Religion is more important than love, so I wouldn’t change or expect him to change either.
Caroline Umuhoza.ULK student
Love conquers everything. I would do anything for the love of my life. After all a person truly loves only once and I do believe God wants us to be happy.
Janet Kajinja,Sojo Enterprise
My religion is based on what I truly believe. I can’t just change that.
I have my faith and my principles, and this is what makes me who I am. If the person loves me, he’ll respect my religion too. The first person that I love is God - He created me.
Alexandre Nkubito.EWASA Employee
If you ask a person to completely get rid of what they believe in, then what is left for you to love? I wouldn’t change my religion or let my partner change for me.
Gad Aimable Gatabarwa