Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Religion is weird

The MSNBC evening political yackers depend on quite a lot of B-list advertising for their daily bread, but apparently I misperceived the financial clout of one of their steady advertisers, because Christian Mingle is advertising on the Olympics as well.

In case you don't know, this is an on-line dating service. Their motto is "Find God's match for you." They claim to have tens of millions of members, which is a bad sign actually, since one would presume successful members would drop out.

That aside, do people really believe that God has a match for them, but they have to pay this company to find out who it is? What did God do about matching people before the Internet came along? Why can't He work in more mysterious ways? I mean, all religious belief is ridiculous but this has got to be a parody, right?


robin andrea said...

I've seen that commercial. I always run for the camera, because I want a shot of the screen that says, "Find God's match for you." The absurdity of it makes me laugh and cringe at the same time.

kathy a. said...

thankfully, i don't watch TV. that is a hilarious slogan, though.

dave barry once did a funny column on some mail he received from a rev. somebody, who said (just like the TV evangelists) that god wanted the recipient to send money. barry commented along the lines of, "you notice that God wants you to send money, but you're supposed to send the money to rev. jones, who is currently serving Him (and his time) at the _______ correctional facility in south carolina."