Cheating is not a sin ... apparently

Posted on: 23 October 2013 by 50connect editorial

Infidelity is not a sin say 70 percent of dating site members

70 percent think infidelity is not a sin

What would you expect to see from a survey of attitudes towards infidelity – from a website dedicated to finding hook-ups for love cheats?

Yes, you guessed it, 70 percent don’t think it is wrong or a sin! Big surprise.

A new survey of 6000 members conducted by the infidelity site Victoria Milan shows that while most cheating members consider themselves religious, the majority do not see infidelity as a sin. More than 70% of Victoria Milan users surveyed reported that they are believers in one religious faith or another compared to less than 30% identifying as agnostic or atheist, although 83% of those reported that they were not ”active” and did not go to church or other services. However, 76% of those surveyed agreed that infidelity is not a sin, even when they are religious themselves.

The members surveyed also had some ideas about which faiths fostered infidelity, and this time they're not blaming it on the “godless” nonbelievers. Of the cheaters surveyed, the largest number believed that Catholics were most likely to stray—29%, with 27% reporting that they thought Muslims were most likely to cheat. Next in line were Protestants at 18% and Agnostics or Atheists with 10%.

Company founder and CEO Sigurd Vedal states, “Infidelity has been with us throughout human existence in every culture. Most cultures and religions, especially, have censured and even penalized adultery, but this has not prevented it from occurring. In modern times our members see passion and love as precious gifts, and they appreciate religion as a culturally-situated phenomenon. If god is love why should they find anything wrong with their desires for lovemaking?”

Thanks for that insight, Sigurd. Murder, rape and theft have also been with us throughout history, but they are as wrong today as they ever were. A relationship that is open and mutually agreed is not infidelity. Cheating is something else altogether. Here are the 'interesting' answers of people who claim to be religious>

 

Which religion do you consider the most unfaithful?

 
   

Catholic 

29,07%

Muslim 

27,31%

Protestant

18,72%

Atheist/Agnosticism

10,79%

others

5,28%

Orthodox

2,76%

Buddhist 

2,56%

Jewish

1,84%

Hindu

1,67%

   

Do you consider infidelity a sin?

 
   

Yes 

24,03%

No

75,97%

   

Choose your religion type:

 
   

Atheism/Agnosticism

29,62%

Protestant

22,22%

Catholic 

21,42%

Others

19,84%

Muslim 

2,91%

Orthodox 

1,32%

Buddhist 

1,05%

Jewish 

0,99%

Hindu

0,63%


Are you an actively religious?

 
   

Yes 

16,75%

No

83,25%

 

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