I recently came across these set of rules for after someone has recieved the baptism into the Sikh religion. 1. Deal with persons who have no belief in God 2. Take drugs, intoxicants and tobacco in any form 3. Have any faith in magic, superstitions, charms and rituals 4. Have any relations with mines (descendants of Prithi Chand, a brother of Guru Aijan who revolted against his father, Guru Ramdas, to have the Guruship for himself) Dhirmaliaa (descendants of Dhirmal, a grandson of Guru) Now the first rule says that i should not deal with anyone who does not have a belief in God. That is something that i could not do, as many of my close friends are agnostic, including the woman that i love. If Sikhism does not distinguish between individuals, then should it not do the same for those who don't believe in or are undecided about religion and God? Can anyone help me out here, is this a concrete rule of Sikhism? As i am deeply interested in Sikhism yet i refuse completly to give up relationships with my friends and my girlfriend just because they don't believe in God.