Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What's Written in Men's Hearts

A chap I've known since my high school days penned these words about the finale of the TV show Lost:

"What a total disappointment...for you Lost fans out there, after 5 seasons of mystery upon mystery...after a 2-hour 'pre-game' show before the finale...the whole thing turns out to be some collective shared consciousness by a bunch of dead people! Harkens back to that season of Dallas where... a whole season was just somebody's dream...what a crapout! And, to boot, everyone - no matter what they'd done in their real lives or that zombie shared collective consciousness or dream or whatever - all ended up going to the same ecumenical 'place'...the good guys, the arsonists, the killers, the thieves, and the pathological liars...where's the justice in...that. Hmph! Waste of my time..."

I've not watched the series, and I didn't see the finale, so I can't speak to the merits (or lack thereof) about the show itself. It does sound, though, that my friend has a decent instinct for what constitutes justice -- after all, how can it be fair that everyone gets the same reward, without distinction for how badly he acted or how virtuously he performed?

What makes my chum's comments doubly interesting in my view is that he's been an atheist since I knew him in high school. God's ways are written on men's hearts, and a non-believing chap with integrity demonstrated he could recognize the intellectual and moral tripe served up by the TV culture for what it is.

1 comment:

Kindred Spirit said...

Indeed, Sean. To paraphrase Saint Augustine, our hearts are restless until they rest in God; nothing else will suffice.