I’m pretty much agnostic at this point in my life. But I find atheism just as hard to get my head around as I find fundamental Christianity. Because if there is no such thing as cosmic justice, what is the point of being good? That’s the one thing that no one has ever explained to me. Why shouldn’t I go rob a bank, especially if I’m smart enough to get away with it? What’s stopping me?

Vince GilliganVince Gilligan, creator of the award-winning television series Breaking Bad

Now in its fourth season, the show traces the moral evolution of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston), a middle-aged chemistry teacher who becomes a meth maker after he’s diagnosed with lung cancer. Gilligan’s intent for the character was to transform “Mr. Chips into Scarface.”

(photo courtesy of AMC)

~by Nancy Rosenbaum, producer

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  2. sharanam said: From a Buddhist perspective, what’s stopping you is the moral dread, guilt, suffering that ensues (even if just in one’s own mind/heart) when unwholesome actions are taken. Basically, dukkha.
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