Are you kidding me with this...."Find God's match for you"

Does anyone else find this slogan for christianmingle.com unbelievably hypocritical.  When speaking to most fundamentalist Christians I have found that they will generally say that God will basically make everything happen.  God will provide everything for them no matter how great or small.  This dating site slogan is so repulsive to me that I felt I had to ignite a discussion about it.  It's just more of the same, say one thing and mean another all the time with some Christians.  Sometimes God is waiting for you to act...if God supposedly does everything for us and has this big ol' plan for all of us, then how can we have the right to choose a mate. 

Also, there is nothing like discrimination against others to really piss me off.  having a dating site where one is required to be a Christian to join is really really lame!

Please post feedback on this I can't wait to hear what you guys think! 

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Comment by SteveInCO on January 27, 2013 at 3:52pm

Yeah there is a distinct tension between "God will provide" and "God helps those who help themselves".  I am sure the former can be "justified" in the bible, but I am not sure about the latter. 

The fact of the matter is they pick the one that fits the current situation, so they can be always right.  But it goes back to the fact that many of the things they have trouble making sense of (such as why doG answers this prayer but not that one, etc.), make perfect sense if you assume there is no god!

As for discrimination... well sometimes it makes sense to do so, and this is one of those cases.  They probably want a refuge from those tiresome atheists and muslims (and they have every right to set one up as long as it remains a private organization), and to have some confidence that the people they meet there to date and possibly marry, will at least share some of their core values.  I am not sure why any atheist would feel injured by this, why would one want to go into this site other than to be obnoxious? 

Comment by James Cox on January 27, 2013 at 5:05pm

Listening to the message, I do wonder if they use some standard associative database, or some early quantum computer that they call 'GOD'.

How the database would work differently from any other is unclear. Thinking that 'GOD' was somehow involved with the data processing, makes me think that they allow a pseudo random number generator to pick what they call your perfect 'mate' from a large list of bozos. Letting 'GOD' determine the pseudo random number seems rather funny, I quess since the operation can claim that they 'did not choose that perfect someone', they can use 'GOD' as the perfect fall guy.

What happens if the perfect mate, turns out to be an imperfect bozo? Does 'GOD' get tagged as a screwup, or is there an excape clause in the contract, "Due to the problem of prayer being weaker than probability, your rape, identity theft, etc, will at no time be considered an 'act of GOD' ". 

Which in the end causes me to wonder if their system is any better than speed dating, or laundromate shoping.

I have had good success with web dating over the years. After 30+ dates over a five year period, some of which were more memorable that I wish in hind sight, I found my nearly perfect someone, educated, charming, creative, but maybe a little too prissy white light, atleast she does not eat crackers in bed mostly.... 

Comment by Strega on January 27, 2013 at 6:03pm

What happens if the perfect mate, turns out to be an imperfect bozo? Does 'GOD' get tagged as a screwup, or is there an excape clause in the contract, "Due to the problem of prayer being weaker than probability, your rape, identity theft, etc, will at no time be considered an 'act of GOD' ".

But of course it is part of God's plan.  He never gives you more than you can handle, and if in his infinite wisdom, he gives you a rapist, well rapists have needs too.

I am torn between thinking that this is an excellent way to rope off the Christians into a selective breeding program leaving everyone else free to have random experiences, and disgust at the commercialism of religion to below the cheapest tackiest level I had thought possible.

I have to tell you, this ad came on TV the other night as I was going to bed, and I laughed so hard, I had to come downstairs and have another cigarette to get over it. 

Comment by Doug Reardon on January 27, 2013 at 6:39pm

Is "christian mingle" ubiquitous on the internet, or targeted to atheist sites?  Cause, I see their ads all the time and they can't possibly have enough money to saturate the internet.

Comment by Mabel on January 27, 2013 at 7:04pm

Their TV commercials make me want to puke. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Comment by Sarah Jane Hall on January 27, 2013 at 10:26pm

HA HA Ha, man this group is so funny! 

Comment by James Cox on January 28, 2013 at 1:42am

 "I had to come downstairs and have another cigarette to get over it."

 Dear Strega:

It does seem hardly worth the trouble to poisen yourself, just because you need to 'recover' from Christian Co-Mingle mental associations. Try what I do, link funny things to a bucket of absurdity, always putting new things in, and only revisiting the best when dullness seems be in accendence. Most absurdity is non-caustic, so your bucket need not be remove to a toxic waste recovery operation once a year. Dumping it on your neighbor's roses might be ok.

If you need actual intervention, check out the study of Pataphysics....LOL 

Comment by SteveInCO on January 28, 2013 at 8:37am

Hmmm

I thought that sort of thing could kill the stuff in your septic tank.

Comment by James Cox on January 28, 2013 at 8:54am

"I thought that sort of thing could kill the stuff in your septic tank."

See just about anyone can do absurdity.

I am not sure about dumping the bucket into a septic tank. Given the degree of levity, it could cause excessive aeration and sludge flotation, that could foul your drain field.....Ok enough already...LOL

Feeding it to the neighbor's roses, might just make them bloom nicer....

See what happens when we allow crazy to infect our sensibilities, I start trying to make sense out of non-sense.... 

Comment by Yahweh on January 28, 2013 at 9:20am

I think it'd be easier to fool a girl or guy into going out with you on religious based dating sites.. All you gotta do is say you love jesus, or you can say jesus came to you in a dream to message them.

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