Apparently any action is fair game as long as it leads to a happily ever after for whatever actor/actress that had to fulfill their contract with the production company. I am always amazed at how the writers of these stories trick the viewer into cheering for these characters that lie, cheat, steal, ruin friendships, and manipulate everyone in their lives in the pursuit of love.
Seriously?! I’ve seen Kevin Spacey kill people for less. But every time I watch one of these “romantic comedies,” I find myself in an argument with every woman that has ever seen it for the next week. I try to make it clear how awful these characters are and argue that they should be viewed as villains, not heroes. Yet, all is hear is, “but he/she was in love.”
FINALLY!!! I have stumbled upon some scripture to back me up.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” (Jeremiah 17:9-10 NIV)
As it turns out, following your heart is not all it is cracked up to be. Your heart will deceive you. This cannot be fixed. Yet, God rewards us on our conduct. So let me get this straight; even if we are following our heart, even if we are “in love,” God still judges us based on our behavior? Huh…who would have thunk it?
Let me see if I can follow the logic here. The Bible says that the heart is deceitful. Chick flicks are all about following your heart. Would it not make sense, then, that God does not like these movies? Hey, don’t blame me. It’s in the Bible.