I was reading through Autumn 2004 edition of Salt magazine produced by AFES, and I spot an interesting quote on a movie review of Bruce Willis' Tears of the Sun. The review is written by Ben Rae who is MTS at UWA. He says,
Tears of the Sun is based on two ideas: 1. man's inhumanity to man and 2. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
It's a classic quote of Edmund Burke (1729-1797), but later on in the review Ben has given us his Christian view on this. He says,
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." That might be truth, but what if there are no good men? That's our situation as rebels against God. The whole of humanity is evil. How wonderful then is God, who provided us with not just a good man, but the perfect man, in his Son, Jesus Christ?
The assumption of Burke's quote is that, there exists at least some good men that can balance the force. However, in the world where there is not even one righteous man, evil has surely been triumphant, and we have all been enslaved by our own sinfulness. But our loving God did do something about the evil - he sent his son to die in our place, but also through his resurrection, death has been conquered and we no longer are enslaved. Jesus Christ is the super hero in this action movie...