Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"The Joker is the only character who isn’t crazy"

"What’s fascinating to me is that the Joker rejects the belief of secular humanism that man is basically good. He believes that all that is needed to reveal man’s depravity is a little push."


  1. I found the Dark Knight to be a fascinating film to watch, thinking through it "Christianly". Not least because of the scene with the giant black prisoner on the boat. (Score 1 for grace)

    Yet the guy who you sourced this from is spot on right. It is surely worrying when the Bad Guys in our movies have a better take on reality than the good guys.

  2. "Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it."
    CS Lewis, Mere Christianity, p163

  3. Nice Lewis quote.
    Really great use of language.