Website of aspiring cheaters reports that Christians are far and away the most likely to be unfaithful.

Website of aspiring cheaters reports that Christians are far and away the most likely to be unfaithful. June 9, 2014

Ashley Madison is a sort-of dating website.  It’s a site where people go to find someone with whom to cheat on their spouses (the site’s tag line is “Life is short.  Have an affair.”).  It’s like going to a bar looking to cheat but without wasting the money on gas or sexy outfits.  Score!  (Solution: polyamory.  It’s not cheating if your spouse knows about it and supports you.)

Like profiles on other dating sites, you can list your religion.  Now I know Christians are always talking about how spectacular their Jesus-driven love lives are and how, thanks to the presence of god, how happy their marriages are.  But when it comes to people taking to the internet to cheat…well, it seems Jesus ain’t so helpful in stabilizing a marriage:

The survey broke down the religious preferences of the more than 63,000 aspiring cheaters on the site. Ashley Madison found that the majority of the would-be unfaithfuls are comprised of the faithful. The top ten faiths listed may surprise you:

  • Evangelical 25.1%

  • Catholic 22.75%

  • Protestant 22.7%

  • Agnostic 2%

  • Mormon 1.6%

  • Muslim 1.5%

  • Jewish 1.4%

  • Atheist 1.4%

  • Jehovah’s Witness .5%

  • Hindu .3%

That’s right — the largest percentage of cheating spouses are Evangelical Christians! So much for the “sanctity of marriage” and the “preservation of the family” and all that nonsense.

And remember, this is self-reporting on an act virtually all Christians consider to be immoral.  Unless you somehow think aspiring to cheat makes people more likely to report themselves as Christian, I imagine these numbers are even underselling the number of Christians involved.

It wouldn’t be such a big deal if so many Christians weren’t in the habit of telling us how morally superior their faith makes them and how necessary a book that endorses selling your daughter into slavery is for maintaining a healthy marriage.  But they do, and so I enjoy posting things like this.

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