Posted by: Bob Clark | September 18, 2007

Missionary Dating

I recently read A Match Made on Earth When Christians date outside the fold by Naomi Schaefer Riley from The Opinion Journal from The Wall Street Journal editorial pages. The thought provoking piece discusses some of the dynamics involved when Christians date non-Christians.

Click the link above to read the article which begins with this memorable Seinfeld reference.

In an episode of “Seinfeld” that lays bare the characters’ secular sensibilities, Elaine is shocked to learn that her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Puddy, is a believing Christian. “So is it a problem that I’m not really religious?” she asks him upon realizing their differing worldviews. “Not for me,” he answers. “I’m not the one going to hell.” Though Elaine herself acknowledges that she doesn’t believe in an afterlife, she becomes increasingly angry with Puddy for not caring more about her eternal damnation. Finally, she explodes: “You should be trying to save me!”

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