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|Paxton||Mar 4 2009, 02:07 PM|
Dreaming of a Melanie-free Days
Terrific post. I, too, hate how religion--or, at least, Christianity, since religious diversity is pretty much unknown in Salem--in general and the Catholic faith in particular (and I'm a Protestant) is written. They use it as a shorthand to show remorse and/or what a character is thinking, but there is no real discussion about what God (or Jesus, who never gets mentioned despite his rather key role in Christianity) might want the characters to do. There's a, you know, Book that lots of Christians consult in these types of situations--admittedly it can be hard to read, but somebody should probably mention something from it now and then.
While Sami's newfound, convenient and brief piety was irritating, at least, to give her credit, as I recall it when I wasn't FF'ing, she was praying for Rafe's safety--a legitimate intercession IMO. Chloe's ridiculous interpretation of random events like phone calls as signs from the Almighty is simply annoying. My guess is that if God were really sending her signs, they would have led her to believe that He would recommend she stop fornicating with both men, tell Lucas the truth and ask for his forgiveness. She's essentially marrying him under false pretenses, with the perhaps mistaken and certainly unilaterally-arrived-at decision that he would rather marry a woman who had cheated on him as long as he didn't know about it, instead of being able to make his decision about marriage with all the facts in front of him.
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