Essay Examining the Inevitable Doom of Interfaith Marriage

Interfaith Marriage and Its Inevitable Doom Essay

Issues with Interfaith Marriages and How They are Doomed to Fail

 Amy Broome, Fall 2015

  This essay is entitled “Interfaith Marriage and its Inevitable Doom.” It is an argumentative essay that states the opinion that interfaith marriages are not going to last and will eventually fail, regardless of the romantic feelings the two partners had for each other at the beginning of the relationship. The argument is made through the main points of their differing ideas of ruling deities and gods, their differing views on what happens after death, or afterlife, as well as how one can achieve the best afterlife, whether that be through becoming liberated from the cycle of life and death in Hinduism, or achieving access into Heaven like in Christianity. The essay also argues that the children from these interfaith marriages will also have a part in tearing apart the marriage, due to the pain and confusion two different teachings of religion will do to the child, and how each partner will feel about their child being taught a religion they themselves do not believe in. This argumentative essay achieves in making its point by comparing different religions and their differing viewpoints, how these viewpoints of death, gods, or what sacred texts to read, and how these beliefs would clash with another religions own belief system, and the arguments and disagreements that would ensue, regardless of the two people had a romantic and emotional involvement with one another. This essay also includes accounts from other authors on the subject matter of interfaith marriage and its negative effects, including Naomi Shaeffer Riley, author of “Till Faith Do Us Part: How interfaith marriage is transforming America.”

Essay Examining the Inevitable Doom of Interfaith Marriage