Existential bleakness runs deep in HBO’s excellent new Louisiana noir crime drama, where damaged cops investigate a murder marked by cultic overtones. I found this scene to be fascinating, between a cop who believes that religion is useful and necessary, and one who thinks that “If the common good’s gotta make up fairy tales, then it’s not good for anybody.” (NSFW language throughout.)
Great back-and-forth verbal jousting between the two viewpoints. You will have had these conversations many times with believers.
“If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward, then brother, that person is a piece of shit.”
“What’s it say about life… Hmm? You gotta get together to tell yourself stories that violate every law of the universe, just to get through the goddamn day. What’s that say about your reality, Marty?”written by J. M. Green