People Are Basically Good, Decent

Here is some more pop theology for you, this time regarding the nature of man; it comes to you from the 2007 horror film The Mist.

Amanda Dumfries
You don’t have much faith in humanity, do you?
Dan Miller
None whatsoever.
Amanda Dumfries
I can’t accept that. People are basically good, decent. My God, David, we’re a civilized society.
David Drayton
Sure, as long as the machines are working and you can dial 9-1-1, but you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, you scare the **** out of them… No more rules.


Ollie Weeks
As a species we’re fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up ways to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?

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