Dating and atheist
Does that mean that you have the freedom to date this man? Besides, why would you want to, when Christ has revealed Himself to you as the greatest treasure there is—both in this life and for the life to come? I get it that you have strong feelings toward this man. And if you’re anything like me, my guess is that what you’re feeling isn’t true love, but something closer to romantic desire . The man she’s falling for just happens to be her dance partner, causing her to interact with him several times a week.Knowing that she’s not the only girl who has fallen for someone who doesn’t share her faith, she graciously agreed to let me share my response with you. A Christian has been rescued by Jesus out of the darkness of sin and has been brought into His marvelous light—transformed from the inside out.“The site is an attempt to apply the scientific method to matching people up,” he said from the company’s Manhattan office before traveling to Boston to pick up the award on Nov. “We are not secret about our algorithm — all the details are on display on the site.This is the idea of open inquiry and scientific understanding.The site’s “Darwin Test” looks to match those with similar attitudes about evolution (sample question: Are most people a) good? “For whatever reason, atheists flocked to that site in a way I’m not used to seeing anywhere else,” he said in an interview.
Last December, self-identified atheist users were sent “12 Days of Atheist Matches” and current members can take an “atheist test” to find those with similar levels of nonbelief. Hemant Mehta, author of “I Sold My Soul on e Bay,” trumpeted the Harvard award to Ok Cupid, which he has used himself, on his Friendly Atheist blog.What is your reaction to the idea of an online dating site exclusively for Christians?My initial response was something along the lines of, "I guess such a fragile worldview must be insulated against reality as much as possible." But on second thought, I've decided that it probably isn't quite that simple.“We know that’s going to piss a lot of people off, and we’re more or less tongue-in-cheek with this advice, but it’s what the numbers say.” Ok Cupid’s founders — four 30-something guys who met at Harvard — recently took home the “Humanist of the Year” award from their alma mater. “Humanism is a philosophy of life that is focused on building a better world for all human beings” without belief in any gods, said Greg Epstein, Harvard’s humanist chaplain.
Previous winners include “Family Guy” creator and comedian Seth Mc Farlane, evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker, biologist E. Cambridge, MA - The Harvard Humanist Community recognizes the online dating Web site OKCupid, represented by founder Maxwell Krohn, at an event at the Harvard University Science Center.
In some circles, being an atheist is a strike against you.