someone, please, tell me this is a joke
Thursday September 28th 2006, 3:58 pm
Filed under: church

datetosave.jpgif a website ( to provide encouragement and networking for intentional missionary dating isn’t bad enough in itself, the content is either a killer parody or a hurl-inducing embarassment. i’m not totally sure, but i’m hoping it’s the former. please, please, please don’t be a real website.

here are some samples:

Doesn’t God look down on missionary dating and tells us to not be “yoked with unbelievers”?
I looked up yoked, and the dictionary says it’s a “A crossbar with two U-shaped pieces that encircle the necks of a pair of oxen or other draft animals working together.” I would never encourage anybody to do this on a date… I think the thing that is more important is that we should use our talents for God. If you’re really good at dating, or just really really good looking, then you should use that to bring souls to God.

What happens if the person I am dating becomes a Christian?
Praise God!!! That hasn’t happened to me yet (still just planting seeds!), but you have two choices: Dump him and start dating a better-looking nonbeliever… or keep dating the person you’re with now. I’d just see how hot he (or she) is and base the decision on that. The Bible says “man looks at the outward appearance; God looks at the heart.” We’re definitely not God, so just decide if your date is hot enough for you (after praying about it, of course).

(ht to mark helsel)

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AAGGHH!! I’m with you…please oh please, oh please not be for real!

As far as comedic value goes, I loved the line, “If you’re really good at dating, or just really really good looking, then you should use that to bring souls to God.”

Wow! I’m sure that is why God made people good looking!

Comment by Brian 09.28.06 @ 4:25 pm

a quick peek into the forums and you will realize quickly the site is a gag and ploy to sell t-shirts and such.


Comment by dewde 09.28.06 @ 4:30 pm

this site referred to datetosave as a \’great satire website\’

May that be true!

Comment by Debby 09.28.06 @ 5:56 pm

Just reading these quotes seems clear that it’s a joke. For instance, “…really, really good looking?” Maybe Zoolander set it all up. :)

Comment by jen }i{ 09.28.06 @ 5:58 pm

Looked at the site…obvious sarcasm. Rest assured Marko, it’s all a joke. :)

Comment by jen }i{ 09.28.06 @ 6:11 pm

Not sure what to make of that site. complete craziness!

Comment by Randy 09.28.06 @ 6:40 pm

Its gotta be a parody.

Comment by David Mackey 09.28.06 @ 11:22 pm

You caught me… you found my other website….

I wish that were true…. that’s so funny, I wish I would have thought it up.

Two winner’s today - The error message and this.

Thanks for the diversions!

Comment by Damien 09.29.06 @ 12:04 am


Comment by 09.29.06 @ 12:45 pm

yup the rush is on to make sure it’s a gag site… :)

Comment by mdaele 09.29.06 @ 3:01 pm

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