You and Me Together Forever


Posted on: August 15, 2009

cinta-lowres1Have you ever love someone with different religion?
God love you and your love, but you and him/her can’t continue love each other as a spouse/ couple because both of you call God by different names..
Have you ever love someone and not marry because of that??
If your answer is yes, see this film..
it’s a great film…
cin(T)a. a movie. a question for God and for you.
cin(T)a boldly treads on a delicate subject many Indonesians still refrain from speaking of, let alone dealing with: a love between two people who call God by different names..

Andari Saraswati Antono wrote on godisadirector, cin(Ta) is a love triangle between a boy, a girl and God.. (it’s absolutely right!!)
To those who are not quite familiar with the Indonesian fabric: this is a place so diverse that averages are practically useless (search “Indonesia” on Wikipedia and you’ll know what I mean). That we manage to co-exist happily (for the most part, at least) is perhaps a miracle taken for granted.

Yet love, relationships and marriages are seen through a different lens when it involves more than one faith. No, we don’t practice religions to the same level of piety, but religion still is an integral part of the Indonesian life and spirituality is still something embedded deeply in the Indonesian psyche … something a lot of us want to hang on to..

Of course we can’t accuse anyone who holds firmly to their belief of being intolerant — everyone has the right to believe in what is right for them. But it doesn’t make it easy for interfaith couples to find a common ground. Even if couples can get past this hurdle, families on both sides often have a non-negotiable conviction that one should marry only within the same religion. As marriages in Indonesia is never only about two people, but about two clans meshing together, interfaith union is tricky business indeed. And some kind of a taboo, although I suspect there are more stories out there than anyone would admit…


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