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Friday, November 25, 2022

The Sinner (TV series). Compassion for the culpable.

The Sinner is a TV series streamed on Netflix composed of 4 seasons with 8 episodes for each season totaling 32 episodes in all.

Each season depicts a different case that Detective Lt. Harry Ambrose works to get to the bottom of. This mystery detective series is different from most in that the crime is solved in the first few episodes but Det. Ambrose diggs to understand why the person committed the crime. The season of episodes slowly unveils the back story.

As the back story is being told Det. Ambrose struggles with his own demons and Ambrose becomes a heroic figure of the wounded healer.

One of the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and if there ever was an artistic portrayal of this search in the minds and hearts of human beings this is it. The search isn’t for transcendent meaning but for an understanding of what makes people tick. 

The virtues displayed by Ambrose as he goes about his investigations are integrity and a passionate desire for truth with a commitment to ethical principles along with deep compassion for the people labeled criminals because of their crime but who Ambrose sees as worthy of love and respect.

While Ambrose might not describe himself as such, he is a man of deep faith in the dignity and worth of what appear to be culpable human beings.

Unitarian Universalists join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This is their first of seven principles upon which the UU faith is based.

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