Ideas

“V is for Vendetta” is about a revolutionary named V. At a crescendo in the movie V is about to finish off Creedy when in frustration Creedy asks him, “Why won’t you die?” This is V’s response:

“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.” – V

Man, I love that part. Not just because Creedy gets taken out but because of V’s commitment to his idea of freedom from tyranny. I came across a fellow blogger who blogged that “Ideas are not only bulletproof, they’re the most dangerous thing in the world. All change, all growth, all destruction, everything beautiful and grotesque in this world began with a single idea. Ideas are seeds.”

What sort of ideas or ideals do we have? How are we planting them and cultivating them? Are they good or bad? How did we come to hold them?

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