By Thom Patterson, CNN
The announcer claims confidently: вЂњFind GodвЂ™s match for you personally.вЂќ
Really? Is Jesus planning to connect you up online? Cue the debate that is blogospheric.
“that is awfully bold to presume they know already whom God desires one to marry,” tweeted @Jessie_luvJesus recently.
The tagline happens to be developing a вЂњmisconceptionвЂќ that Jesus works solely through Christian Mingle, states spokeswoman Ashley Reccord.
Launched in 2001, Christian Mingle now boasts a lot more than 5 million users, 40% of who joined up with inside the year that is past in line with the web site (Comprehensive disclosure: Christian Mingle advertises on CNN.)
People can register free and are also expected to answer a few questions predicated on spiritual history and preferences that are personal. According to those responses, the web site provides pages of prospective matches.
A search on the internet site 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,вЂќ writes the 35-year-old girl. вЂњIвЂ™m in search of my closest friend, my soul mates, and anyone to share lifeвЂ™s best moments with.вЂќ
A woman that is 39-year-old Colorado Springs, Colorado, penned, вЂњI nevertheless have confidence in true love вЂ¦ a soul mates. I will be reasonable. I realize that there’s perhaps not a man that is perfect here вЂ¦ but one that is ideal for me.вЂќ