What is HHS?
… HisHolySpace.com separates itself from other online religious community sites, by only allowing those religions that follow [the aforementioned] Core Christian Essentials, to be promoted on the site. Anyone from any religion is welcome to join HisHolySpace.com. But if your religion and/or your beliefs fall outside the realm of the above-mentioned Core Essentials, and it is your intention to promote your religion and/or beliefs on HHS, you may be in violation of the site rules, which could result in the cancelation of your membership.
First, what’s with all those commas in the first sentence?
Second, do “other religions” ever follow the Core Christian Essentials? At first, I thought they meant Lutherans, Presbyterians, etc. But I never saw anything asking me what denomination I was. (Though during signup, they did ask me if I was Saved– I was!)
Of course, most of you won’t be able to join. As Robert says:
I was also told they do not allow cussing
Some other amusing elements here: When browsing for someone, you can’t search for Single/Married/In a Relationship/Divorced/Swinger like you can on MySpace. Nope. But you can search for Believers/Seekers/Either.
Good luck meeting the gay Christians.
And say goodbye to hookups.
On the profile pages, there are also many differences between the two sites.
|MySpace Says…||HisHolySpace Says…|
|Add to Friends||Add to Congregation|
|Instant Message||No Gossip IM|
|Add to Group||Add to Small Group|
|Add to Favorites||Save Me|
|Block User||Condemn Me|
|Rank User||Judge Me|
I know there are plenty of dating sites that cater to one faith or another (or no faith). While it’s nice to share a common culture with someone, I dislike the implication that someone with a different belief system isn’t worth considering as a partner. HHS is very explicit about this. It’s not surprising. It’s just sad. Same goes for sites that cater to one particular race or ethnicity.
Would Christians who read this blog ever sign up for this HHS site? Am I way off base?
Regardless, HHS should be thoroughly mocked for overtly imitating MySpace. I mean, I know people get mad when atheists say religious people can’t think for themselves, but this is just adding fuel to the fire… where’s the originality?
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