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Who Said You Can't Learn the Truth on TV?

From the December 15th episode of Heroes:

Opening narration:

"On the sixth day, God created man in his own image. Now it's up to us to figure it all out. Right... wrong...good...evil. In each of us is the capacity to decide what drives our actions. So what is it that makes some choose selflessness--the need to devote one self to something greater--while others know only self-interest, isolating themselves in a world of their own making? Some seek love even if requieted, while others are driven by fear and betrayal. There are those who see their choices as dark proof of God's absence, while others follow a path of noble destiny. But in the end, good, evil, right or wrong, what we choose is never what we really need. For that is the ultimate cosmic joke...the real gift that God has left behind."

Closing Narration:

"There is good, and there is evil. Right and wrong. Heroes and villains. And if we are blessed with wisdom, then there are glimpses between the cracks of each where light streams through. We wait in silence for these times, when sense can be made, when meaningless existence comes into focus and our purpose presents itself. And if we have the strength to be honest, then what we find there staring back at us is our own reflection--bearing witness to the duality of life. And each one of us is capable of both the dark and the light, the good and evil. Of either. Of all. And destiny, marching ever in our direction, can be re-routed by the choices we make, by the love we hold on to, and the promises we keep."

That's some pretty good theology coming from a fictional TV series.