One of my best friends is a Serbian. She's not Eastern Orthodox like many Serbs are, but she did used to be Christian. Now, she's atheist and came out of the closet a few years after we met. She was so afraid of what I would think of her that she blocked me from her life. For a couple of years there was nothing but silence and she wouldn't even meet me when I visited Europe again. Finally, I wrote an email to her asking to be friends because I didn't care what she believed in, all I cared about was knowing about what was going on in her life, her triumphs and successes, and I promised that I'd never judge her. We are friends again not only because of that, but because she had to overcome her judgments of me, too. Agreeing to disagree and love beyond differences is awesome! We just don't talk about those things that we disagree on :). Friendship is powerful and can break down boundaries of religion and race.