By Thom Patterson, CNN
The announcer states confidently: вЂњFind GodвЂ™s match for you personally.вЂќ
Actually? Is Jesus likely to hook you up online? Cue the debate that is blogospheric.
“That’s awfully bold to presume they know already whom God desires you to definitely marry,” tweeted @Jessie_luvJesus recently.
The tagline happens to be developing a вЂњmisconceptionвЂќ that Jesus works exclusively through Christian Mingle, claims spokeswoman Ashley Reccord.
Launched in 2001, Christian Mingle now boasts significantly more than 5 million people, 40% of who joined up with inside the past 12 months, based on the web web site (complete disclosure: Christian Mingle advertises on CNN.)
People can register free and so are asked to resolve a few questions according to spiritual history and preferences that are personal. Considering those answers, the web site offers pages of prospective matches.
A search on the website for вЂњsoul mateвЂќ among ladies age 18-80 created 1,000 pages, including one from Florida.
вЂњIвЂ™m looking for the person Jesus has for me personally,вЂќ writes the woman that is 35-year-old. вЂњIвЂ™m in search of my closest friend, my true love, and anyone to share lifeвЂ™s best moments with.вЂќ
A 39-year-old girl in Colorado Springs, Colorado, penned, вЂњI nevertheless rely on true love вЂ¦ a soul mates. I will be reasonable. I realize that there surely is not really a man that is perfect there вЂ¦ but a person who is ideal for me personally.вЂќ