Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Do We Miss Out By Saying No?

February 5th, 2010 Viewed 1538 times


In the film that just came out on DVD, Yes Man stars Jim Carey as Carl Allen, a man that’s stuck in a rut and always says “no.”  He avoids responsibilities, he refuses to try anything new, so when a friend of his brings him to a conference and he’s challenged to say “yes” to any and every query, his life turns upside down.

Now, there are clearly objectionable things in this movie—at least one scene where his acquiescence yields immorality (that takes place off screen but with his reaction), and the climax of the movie doesn’t have our couple wondering about getting married, but moving in together.  But I’m not musing as much about the video—which I wouldn’t advise watching without something like Clear Play running—but I am thinking about how often we say “yes” and “no.”

We Don’t All Want To Watch the Same Movie

December 2nd, 2009 Viewed 1558 times

Sunset Wedding Kiss

There are a group of moviegoers that meet every Friday at a local movie theater.  Because they are regulars, they get a discounted rate.  Eight out of them usually see Romantic Comedies, while two of them vary from week to week.

The opportunity came to get them special tickets with a group name and image on them.  Since the overwhelming majority of them see Romantic Comedies—and it was started by the eight that usually see Romantic Comedies—they put on their coupons for their discount a couple kissing along with the name of their group.

Over time, the group grew, but still around 70% of the group still liked romantic comedies, and it pretty much defined who they were.


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.