Our usual reaction to everyday corruption - bribes, graft, payoffs, fixers, grease - is “so what?” For the pragmatic, everyday corruption is a cost of doing business, like the (possibly apocryphal) story of the New York contractor whose superintendent shows up for work with a roll of Benjamins to make the day go more smoothly.
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Robert Joustra Trek always played with the utopian western imaginary, which was profoundly subverted in the first reboot where the power of logic and modernity is - literally - swallowed in a black hole, with strong dystopian tones.
Ben Kreis It always comes back to the heart of the viewer. Is he vicariously living the sin or observing it from the outside?
TimF If I had my way, we'd skip Mother's Day and Father's Day mentions entirely at church; but if we must, the idea of saying Happy Mother's Day and then preaching the sermon the Lord gave you is the way to go.
Jordan Ballor Ok, so it's a symptom of broken trust. Who broke the trust? There's plenty of blame to go around, surely, but where's the critique of the "priestly" voice of science?
Tristram S. For me the film was a wonderful affirmation of a love that is transitioning from something transient, to a love or belief based on something more real or lasting.
Allison Backous It is a good model for all of us to pursue conversation that requires us to be active, not just people who leave soundbites and judgment.