I loved Lost last night. The background story for Echo was amazing and interesting. It did arouse some new questions while answering some old ones, however.
I applaud JJ Abrams and the crew at Lost for being fair to a person of faith. So often, preists and clergy are portrayed in such a negative light on TV. Echo was redeemed and because of that has become a hero.
I found it interesting however that after Echo killed the old man in Nigeria, the soldier said to him "You won't need this anymore," ripping his cross necklace from his neck. If only this held true! As I have been learning more about what is happening in Uganda, I have found that often the rebel armies fight in the name of the Lord. In fact, Kony in Uganda has named his army the Lord's Resistance Army. I was happy that Lost did not perpetuate the myth that all faithful believers in God end up becoming terrorists in one way or another. For Echo, God was his redemption from a life of terrorism.