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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Tarnished Love

Photo credit to THOR and Flickr Creative Commons
My brother and I were flicking channels tonight, and came across The Bachelor. Now I'd heard of this show before, and guessed it was probably some faulty search of a guy for his 'true love.' Well, tonight I actually paused to watch it for a few minutes. Turns out, I'd guessed right. One bachelor looking for love, a pile of single gals dying to win his affections. By the time I'd watched less than 15 minutes, I had disgust coursing through me as steadily as my blood. I feel like yelling, "What????!!!! WHY???!!!!"

 How sick is our world? I am appalled and saddened once again as I see how far we have fallen. We have destroyed the meaning of love. Love is sticking 25 swooning girls on a TV show to compete for the heart of a man who's willing to lead every single one on emotionally so he can find his 'soul mate?' Love is letting each one stare into his eyes, go deep, rival each other so they can say "he's mine?" I don't think so! How tarnished is that version of love! It makes me angry, it makes me deeply sad, it makes me sick in the pit of my stomach. How can we?!

 It also makes me incredibly thankful for Love. For God, who entered my life and the lives of so many others, and taught me "this is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we aught to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters." (1 John 3:16.) "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" (1 John 3:1.) I am sick because I know something so much better. And that is... unspeakably awesome.

Cassie xoxoxox

P.S. Please note, I mean no disrespect to the producers or participants of The Bachelor. I'm not blaming them for anything. As my friend always says, why should they hold to my standards since they aren't Christians? All I want to say is, as a Christian, how appalled I am at our culture; thought I started with The Bachelor, I'm stepping back and looking at the general idea of this 'love' as simply one example of our world's mixed-up mindset. 


  1. Great post, Cassie. I agree with your sentiments.

  2. Haha, this show really is ridiculous!
    But I think most people do realize that.
    Lovely post.
    Beth xx


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