Despite the homogeneous ways in which African Americans are portrayed in the media, there are many differences within our community, especially when it pertains to spirituality. What prompted me to begin this topic is that I recently had to terminate a long time friendship with someone over religion. Suddenly this person experiences a religious "awakening" and gains a passionate interest in "reconnecting with the lord." The problem is, this person, let's call him "Ignorantous" is now isolating himself from everyone that was once close to him simply because they are "non-believers. At what price should people pay to have a relationship with their god? Should it cost them lifetime friendships, family, work, and romatic relationships? Why do people allow their religion to turn them against the people that love them? Have you sacrificed relationships with others because of your religious following?