‘Breaking Bad’ sparks more Christian commentary

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  • Commenter88 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    Walt does not hold a "low station in life." He holds an honorable profession as a teacher. Rather, it's the fact that he was not previously concerned with having a high station in life, and his intelligence, that makes him such an interesting and compelling character. He made many unselfish choices earlier in life at the cost of gaining high status. And then it his noble impulse as a father and husband that leads him to want to sacrifice a moral point, just before death (which many would consider if they had terminal cancer, a pregnant wife, and a disabled teenage son). It was a moral algebra that came out skewed because he held too tight to the rationale for his previously good choices against an alternative that should have caused him to recoil. It's hard not to see the show as very affirmative to religions that profess an absolute moral code in various regards. They are absolute for not just good reasons, but also for the BEST reasons, whether it is because they have been handed down by God, or they have proven to be the best over many thousands of years of human experience, or both.