Monday, October 01, 2007

At a loss for words...

Through out the day I keep up with the news by occasionally looking at various news websites to see what is happening in the area and in the country. Today I ran across something very disturbing. I found a brief interview regarding a controversial billboard. While I know not everyone agrees with some of our conservative views, but advertising infidelity is just gut wrenching. I briefly looked at the website who recently place a billboard ad stating "Life is short. Have an affair". Honestly, I didn't want to linger on the site, but from what I can tell, it is a site to connect people who are unhappy in their current relationships.

Looking at their frequently asked questions page it asks, "Does Ashley Madison promote infidelity? -- NO, Ashley Madison does not encourage anyone to stray. In fact, if you are having difficulty in your relationship you should seek counseling. However, if you feel you will seek a person other than your partner to fill your unmet need, then we truly believe that our service is the best place to start."

The gentleman in the interview seemed to contradict himself, and I agree with the interviewer, that perhaps it is just a ploy to catch people when they are weak and get some money in the process. If he truly believes that one should bring the concerns in the relationship to his or her partner, then why does the website emphasize secrecy, and that mailings will not be sent to the home or e-mail. This is not a company in which basic Christian and family-based morals are considered.

I know marriage/relationship is not always easy, but I believe the "service" this company offers leads to nothing other than destruction to individuals' lives and relationships. I could go on and on about all the various things I saw just by being on the website a few minutes, like the 12,051 users currently online or the statement, "When monogamy becomes monotony", but I would rather go spend time with my husband and cherish the evening with him.

1 comment:

strem said...

The first words that come to mind are 'yuck' and 'despicable.'