Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this in, but here goes... I'm not much of a religous person, but I've always been interested in various religions and the principles behind them, lately I've been reading a lot about sikhism and so far I love it. My biggest problem with religion has always been the control factor. Im convinced the majority of religion is just in place as a method of control over people. But sikhism doesnt appear to have any of that in it. It seems to be just about leading a good life and being a good person, without asking for blind faith in certain things that cant be proved ever really happened. It seems like a really good way of life. Now my question is, why is it not acceptable for a sikh to marry a non-sikh? The main principle's behind sikhism appears to be acceptance, equality, and respect, regardless of race, religion, culture, class etc. But I've also found quite a few things that say a sikh may only marry a sikh, is this not a contradiction? I've been trying to read as much as I can about the sikh religion, and I've loved everything I've read accept for that fact. I cant seem to find any justifaction behind it, and its been bothering me, could anyone shed some light on this for me? Thanks!