Every religion takes faith. Faith that your god or whoever you put your trust into will be there for you for the good times and especially for the bad times.
I think everybody has to make a choice and a decision for themselves if they truely want to be religious. It isn't a title thrown along with who you are. Your religion should shape who you are.
I am a Chrisitian, and believe that it is a process for people to be "converted" if that's the correct term. Chrisitanity says that everybody has sinned, all fall short of the glory of God. Christianity is about trying to live as Jesus did. I believe that Jesus was not a messanger, but my Savior who died on a cross for my sins. When I sin, (I do, and sometimes I don't realize)...I ask for forgiveness...and I'm cleansed, they are forgotten. Along with what The Bible has to say, which to me...aren't far fetched and really reasonble beliefs that I can live up to knowing that sin will always be there.
Several months ago, I found my long-distance elementary sweet heart. We were really good friends in Kindergarden to 4th grade...and then I moved 1842 miles away. We've recently been talking and I found out she wasn't religious it has made me realize that if I forgot about religion all together....but after awhile it would make me rethink about 2 things concerning my life.
1) Where the world came from?
2) What happens when I die?
And, we both have friends who are from different religions...and we both said that we don't like them for personal belief differences (who we are, and what we think about life). For example...mormons. I asked her if I were mormon, would she become one. She said she didn't like what they stood for and would never become one. I agreed that they had some pretty strong beliefs and went on with the conversation. Then we went on to what she and her family grew up on. Her dad was going to become a Catholic priest. So she's be considering becoming one, but not at the moment.
Then we got down to hypothetical situations. Such as raising the kids. And she agreed that relgion came into play. How would we want our kids to grow up. Sooo religion, I think, plays a part in people's lives if they choose to do so.
In thinking, if you are willing to convert just to be with her, you probably aren't that strong in your current religious state...and should consider your options for a further understand of what you really want in life.
My intentions in writing this article is not to pressure you or anyone about religious topics such as these, but to make you think of what you are doing and going to do that may affect your life in the future.