Apparently I'm not the only one, as anybody who has used an online dating service will readily testify.
Typically, these web sites allow you to specify your religious beliefs (and to express a preference for the religious beliefs of your prospective dates).
This, of course, despite the fact that there is neither logical nor empirical reason to draw that conclusion.
Ever since Plato's dialogue, philosophers have agreed that gods are simply irrelevant to morality, regardless of whether they exist or not.
A match percentage between two people is a condensed, yet statistically valid, expression of how well they might get along.
75% is very high, 45% is very low, and 60.2% is the site-wide average.
Those are important ingredients when it comes to building a lasting relationship and laying a firm foundation for a successful marriage. It's an arrangement within which spouses have to learn how to cooperate, work together, and hammer out mutually satisfactory compromises.
Personally, I could care less what other people believe as long as their hearts are in the right place.
I “accepted Christ into my heart” at the tender age of nine.
For several weeks, hellish nightmares continually plagued me, each one implicating my death.
She gently reassured me that there was an easy solution: I could have eternal life in Christ.
I agreed to pray the necessary prayer, naïvely watching as everyone in the room solemnly bowed their heads.