Daredevil: The Question You Have to Ask Yourself

Matt Murdock: “I know my soul is damned if I take his life. But if I stand idly by, if I let him consume this city, all the people that will suffer and die -”

Father Lantom: “There is a wide gulf between inaction and murder, Matthew. Another man’s evil does not make you good. Men have used the atrocities of their enemies to justify their own throughout history. So the question you have to ask yourself is: are you struggling with the fact that you don’t want to kill this man, but have to? Or that you don’t have to kill him, but want to? ‘Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.’ Proverbs 25 something or other, I can never remember.”

Matt Murdock: “Meaning righteous men have a duty to stand up to evil.”

Father Lantom: “One interpretation. Another is, that when the righteous succumb to sin, it is as harmful as if the public well were poisoned.”

– Daredevil (2015 – ), S1E9



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