anton chigurh problem of evil
I talk about a few different things in that post and even coin a term: theodicy fatigue. Specifically, I suggest that theodicy fatigue is what Sheriff Bell is wrestling with throughout the movie, how Bell struggles to make sense of the evil he's chasing and feels "overmatched" by it, epistemically speaking. Sheriff Bell's expression of this epistemologically-driven theodicy fatigue from his opening soliloquy:
The crime you see now, it's hard to even take its measure. It's not that I'm afraid of it.
I always knew you had to be willing to die to even do this job. But I don't want to push my chips forward and go out and meet something I don't understand.