Last night I was watching TV and an ad came on for ChristianMingle. This is a dating site that is for single Christians looking for love. I have never been to the site itself so cannot tell you if, like Plentyoffish, it is full of married-but-lookings but assume having the word Christian in the name is designed to dissuade that sort of thing. Everyone knows that true Christians do not commit adultery! Right?
So the name of the site in itself made me smile…smirk actually…but the tag line…
”Find God’s match for you” really made me laugh out loud.
The problem that I have with sites that are too specific when it comes to matching people…is that they are too specific. I like to believe (call it a personal fantasy) that love can exist between two people regardless of all the apparent (society-created) reasons that should NOT fall in or be in love. When people are told to or persuaded to look for love in a specific group of people…I feel that they are limiting their chances of finding love and actually question when they do find someone if it is true love or the fulfilling of their wish list.
These sites are designed to portray themselves as having the inside track on love… if you are truly going to find God’s match for you…that match will be Christian…and they will be on God’s official site…Christianmingle.
I understand that people may want to date within their own culture, ethnic background, race, color, social status, religion and physical locale…but it doesn’t mean that those that are attracted to, fall in love with and share a lasting relationship with someone that doesn’t “fit” a prescribed mold is not love…and is not what God would want…if you believe that God has anything to do with it in the first place…that is your choice….
I am not a religious person but can understand why people of a certain faith would want to marry and raise children with another of the same faith. What bothers me is that “God’s match for me” is supposedly on Christianmingle.com. The site didn’t exist when I fell for my wife…and we are about as opposite as you can get.
What about those Christians who throw caution to the wind and fall in love with someone that isn’t Christian. What would God say? Would he be pissed?
I am of the opinion that an entity as omnipotent as God most likely would not make decisions regarding an individual’s religious background before pairing them up. I don’t think that God would think that way. I think that people think that way…and said people think that other people should think that way.
I don’t think that God would feel the need to follow the same rules that humans make up and expect other humans to follow. I don’t think God would have any problem with any person loving another person regardless of the labels that society had placed upon said individuals…and I definitely don’t think God would be copyrighting the tagline “Find God’s match for you”
Nope just don’t see it……