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{{Quote|text=is not grateful for his miraculous survival, and he doesn’t thank the nuns for saving his life—he’s too busy obsessing over Elektra. He knows that whatever arguments he made about wanting to bring Elektra “back to the light” he walked into Midland Circle with the other Defenders with no intention of walking back out. He knows he was committing suicide. He chose sexy death with Elektra over being God’s superhero. Father Lantom seems to intuit at least some of this, and immediately offers to hear his confession and give Matt Communion.
{{Quote|text=is not grateful for his miraculous survival, and he doesn’t thank the nuns for saving his life—he’s too busy obsessing over Elektra. He knows that whatever arguments he made about wanting to bring Elektra “back to the light” he walked into Midland Circle with the other Defenders with no intention of walking back out. He knows he was committing suicide. He chose sexy death with Elektra over being God’s superhero. Father Lantom seems to intuit at least some of this, and immediately offers to hear his confession and give Matt Communion.


Because, again, in this worldview Matt is in a state of sin. He is out of joint with God, Catholicism, and his universe, and until he repents of his decision at Midland Circle and receives Communion he is, spiritually speaking, fucked. He and Lantom both believe this.|author=[https://www.tor.com/author/leah-schnelbach/ Leah Schnelbach]|title=[https://www.tor.com/2018/10/25/daredevil-season-three-recommits-to-matt-murdocks-catholicism-with-great-results/ Daredevil Succeeds When Matt Murdock Gets His Catholic Mojo Back]}}
Because, again, in this worldview Matt is in a state of sin. He is out of joint with God, Catholicism, and his universe, and until he repents of his decision at Midland Circle and receives Communion he is, spiritually speaking, %!*#°$. He and Lantom both believe this.
 
And Matt literally turns his back and tells his Father Confessor to “give it a rest.”
 
Over the next four episodes Matt rails against his faith, speaking about God not as New Atheist or as a Recovering Catholic but as a betrayed lover. There’s no external romantic plotline for Matt in this season, because his real romance is with God, and they’ve had one hell of a falling out. And for all Matt’s attempts to hit Nihilism up as a rebound chick, he just can’t quit the Lord.
 
But, tellingly, he just keeps talking about God, not to God—he ignores Sister Maggie and Father Lantom’s invitations to Mass (hell, Karen attends Mass before Matt does) and he certainly doesn’t pray… except for one notable exception.
 
At the end of the first episode he goes out hero-ing for the first time (back in an all-black outfit that is at least partially constructed from a nun’s wimple) and while he rescues a girl and her father, he ultimately loses the fight. The goons try to leave him in the street but he calls them back, throws one of them a metal pipe, and offers his throat, saying “God forgive me.”
 
The goons are understandably confused and bolt when they hear sirens approaching.
 
So that’s two suicide attempts now.
 
But of course that happens out in the street, away from his church, and away from the priest and nun who he’s desperately trying to impress with his anger.|author=[https://www.tor.com/author/leah-schnelbach/ Leah Schnelbach]|title=[https://www.tor.com/2018/10/25/daredevil-season-three-recommits-to-matt-murdocks-catholicism-with-great-results/ Daredevil Succeeds When Matt Murdock Gets His Catholic Mojo Back]}}


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