So I was talking to the g/f yesterday after reading the religion in hosting thread. Frankly I think its a bunch of hoopla. Religion\Race\Gender
these things should never be brought into business. Lets think of how silly some of these things come off as.
-We are a christian web host!
-We are an african american web host!
-We are a woman run web host!
You know, I may not be offended by the later two. But I am offended by someone claiming to be a christian web host. At this point my girlfriend decided she didnt want to talk anymore, which is typical. As soon as somebody shows a dislike for something christian I notice one of two things with my g/f.
-Then close lips (instead of prove a point)
Now the thing that strikes me as odd, is that I dont even believe in religion and I was offended to be looking through christian web hosts. There is no way my money is going to a "christian web host" because im not christian! Thats besides the fact that I HIGHLY doubt someone who does not have enough business experiance or common sense to keep those issues out will be around in a year or so. Think if you went in to your local resturant\walmart and were greated "hello, welcome to McDonalds... were we embrace our christian beliefs... how can I help you today?" "did you want a bag with that? thankyou and let the lord be with you!" WTF!?
Reminds me of the passion week... or so I called it. As soon as the passion came out, resturants were playing christian music, businesses were displaying themselves as christian businesses... wow how that fad died down. And I KNOW im not the only one who is offended by this. I walked in to cousins subs (idk if they are US wide or not) only to listen to "OUR GOD IS AN AWSOME GOD!" Well, to the managements surprise, the guy in front of me didnt believe in any god. And neither do I! If they want to open a seperate resturant "the passion of the cousins" go ahead, be my geust.
Lets also take another stance on this subject, lets flip it around a little. Thankyou for stopping at cheaphost.net (dunno if its real, sorry if there is a sponsor here with that name) were we embrace the word of lucifer... our god.. SATAN! Sounds funny ey? But only because its not as mainstream as christianity. Well thats about how funny a christian web hosts sounds to me. Lets take yet another view. "Welcome to althost.com! a caucassion owned webhost... white power!"
Taking a side on any political issue or topic is just business suicide, and I still after a whole day of thinking about it cannot see why anyone would think its ok to bring religion into business. Its just not smart to alienate a group of people because of your own beliefs. Bring religion up when it is brought up... </rant>
I get your point... however, the thing is "christian hosts" dont like YOU as much as you cant stand THEM.
the whole point of it is to target a niche, of people who are christian and want to run christian related websites.
just like theres adult hosts... 'etc.
dont be offended, they dont know it, but you and me are both gods. all we have to do is wiggle our little finger (click) to make them go away.
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