The Battle of Good and Evil
I watched the first season of this CBC television program a while ago. I had not thought to comment on it, until now. It’s the usage of the term ‘pure’. This has come up as a trigger word for one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims.
Now, I’m skirting an issue here, as I do not want to add to the thousands of words that are presently circulating the globe on social media about this man’s peculiar sexual antics. But, this one word seems to sum up so much.
We live in strange times, to be sure. And this TV show made the issue of purity even starker than usual. Mennonites live apart from the rest of us to keep themselves pure (i.e. untainted by modern life). But there is something going on behind the scenes which isn’t so pure: a cocaine production and distribution business which has infected the heart of the community with evil.
Because the newly-elected pastor (Noah) is trying to root this evil out of their ‘good’ community, he has to resort to behaviour that is borderline criminal activity. But in our ‘black and white’ world, this gray area is questionable at best, deadly at worst.
Can you fight evil with evil? The answer is: maybe…