R. Justin Shepherd | PART-TIME PUNDIT

22.July.2008, 1.25 pm
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Devout paleoconservative Tom Paitek offers an astonishingly thorough analysis of “The X-Files” series and how conservative (read traditionalist) it really was. Worthwhile reading for any fan of the series. A small excerpt:

The series ends with Mulder and Scully on the run from the conspiracy and its friends in the government, hiding in a hotel room in New Mexico. These are the final lines spoken in the series:

Scully: “You’ve always said that you want to believe.  But believe in what Mulder?  If this is the truth that you’ve been looking for, then what is there to believe in?
Mulder: “I want to believe that the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us as part of something greater than us—greater than any alien force.  And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what’s speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves.”
Scully: “Then we believe the same thing.”
Mulder: “Maybe there’s hope.”

Lest the viewer have any doubt about what is being discussed, the camera zooms in on the tiny gold cross Scully has worn throughout the series. In discussing this ending with (a friend), he told me that it contained the most pro-Christian sentiment he had seen in a mainstream television show in some years.


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