Reloaded spoilers.

I’m going to say a lot of people didn’t like the dessert scene, maybe the whole Merovingian scene in general. I respect that. But I totally disagree. I’ve already said why I think it’s very important and deep. The machine human equivalence and pleasure thing. And what it says about free will. But to extend on that, I think there’s Christian truth in that scene.

I jive with part of his message. Control is an illusion. At times, maybe most or all of the time, you are driven by desires and urges. When those take over, you rationalize your behavior, but you are decidedly out of control.

To me, that’s part of the gospel. I dunno, the sense I get sometimes from non-Christians is that they’re resistant because they don’t want to submit. They want to be able to do whatever they want. Be in control. Scripture tells us that this is an illusion. Apart from Christ, you can’t do good. You are impelled to sin. Kind of related to when Paul says, what he wants to do he doesn’t, what he doesn’t want to do, he does. Apart from Christ, you might think you’re in control, but you’re decidedly not. You *must* sin.

I dunno, I was just thinking this as someone was mentioning last night about how in Christ we don’t have to sin any more. That’s the difference. I remember what I read once that really impacted me, how the gospel is weird, because when you read about it in the NT they always say they preach repentance. How is repentance good news? Isn’t that odd? It sounds like bad news. And the answer is, it’s good news because it means you don’t have to be who you are. You don’t have to sin anymore. That’s good news.

So yeah, to me, the dessert scene is very meaningful, both for the movie and for life. But that’s just me.

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