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Lost – Faith in one another is an enduring theme

Warning: This post contains explicit SPOILERS about the ending to the television show Lost. If you haven’t seen it and intend to watch it one day, do not read this. I’m not going to go into my detailed thoughts on the finale, the series, or any of that. Not yet. EVERYONE is doing that right now so I’d just get lost in the mix, and frankly, there is just too much to say in one post, anyway. But I do want to revisit something I posted about last year. Last year, after the finale to the fifth season of Lost, it became clear that an overarching theme of the show — faith versus reason; fate versus free will — was coming to a head. I…
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Lost – On Locke and faith

WARNING: The following contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the television show Lost. If you have not caught up through season 5, do not read this. It will spoil your enjoyment of the show. Indulge me for a moment while I write about Lost, in my estimation one of television’s greatest dramas and something with which I am currently obsessed. Of all the overriding themes of Lost, one of the most powerful is that of faith. Or more accurately, the struggle between faith and reason. The belief in fate and external forces beyond our comprehension, and the disregard of those concepts in favor of accepting only that which we can see and touch. Representative of this is the sometimes overt, sometimes spiritual conflict between John Locke, a…
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