So there I am watching tv (as you do at times) and an advert came up advertising christianmingle.com. I was so confused, why would anyone be so narrow minded and just look for christians in their pursuit for love? After further investigation online I quickly came across another one for singlemuslim.com.
Seriously, what is the world coming to when we are actively seeking out others of the same religious denomination as the main desired characteristic!? It does not matter if you are a rapist, woman beater, murder etc, no, firstly I want/need to find out if you are christian!?
Whatever happened to finding out interests and hobbies of the other person to determine compatibility? I like swimming, do you? Perhaps I have got it all wrong, perhaps we should be asking – I like an invisible god that commits genocide and advocates rape and murder, do you? But wait a minute, the clincher to getting in my pants is which invisible god do you like the best!?
This is promoting segregation and perceived differences between different cultures rather than promoting unity and strength amongst one another regardless of culture or creed. By promoting simply the perceived differences, the world will never improve, move forward. The creation of these websites only serve to exacerbate these perceived differences further.
Now I say “perceived differences” because they are not actually differences, they are perceived through religious goggles or as The Thinking Atheist would say “God Goggles”. (A link to his website is at the end of this post). We are all human, we all have the same blood, we just come from different parts of the world. Mix the potent poison of religion into it all and you have war, death and suffering all in the name of the god they advocate.
These websites, they state that they are about finding love but in the process they are really engaging in the age old war pitting religion against religion but taking it into the 21st Century on the new social playground, the internet.
The Thinking Atheist Link: http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/