Mar 7 • 12M

The X-Files: Faith or Foolishness?

 
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The conflict between people of faith and skeptics has raged in all societies, including our current one. Many works of fiction have masterfully depicted the fine line one must walk between believing in the unseen and being taken advantage of, but few so well as The X-files episode, Signs and Wonders (Season 7). This episode examines how the show managed to make a moral point without really making a religious one, even though the episode was ostensibly about religion.

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