All Souls (5x17)
SCULLY: As much as I have my faith, Father, I am a scientist trained to weigh evidence… but science only teaches us how … not why.
MULDER: Scully, look at this. The Gnostic Gospels, Book of Enoch… Book of J… Apocrypha… I'm surprised there's nothing here from "Jesus Christ Superstar".
FATHER GREGORY: Whatever your intentions… your secular prejudices blind you from seeing what's really happening here. Two girls are dead … not by the hand of Man. Unless you accept the truth of God's teachings that there is a struggle between good and evil for all souls and that we are losing that struggle, you're but fools rushing in.
SCULLY: But, basically, you're ruling out any element of the supernatural?
MULDER: What… do… you… mean?
SCULLY: Well, Dara Kernof was baptized on the day of her death. She was sanctified by the ritual sacrament … submerged in the spirit..
MULDER: And why would God allow this to happen. Why do bad things happen to good people? Religion has masqueraded as the paranormal since the dawn of time to justify some of the most horrible acts in history.
SCULLY: I was raised to believe that God has His reasons, however mysterious.
MULDER: He may well have His reasons but He seems to use a lot of psychotics to carry out His job orders.
MULDER: What are you asking for, Father? Mercy or forgiveness? You know they say when you talk to God it's prayer, but when God talks to you, it's schizophrenia. What is your God telling you, Father?
FATHER MCCUE: Is this what you saw? It's a Seraphim. An angel with four faces. Those of a man, a lion, an eagle, and a bull. In the story, the angel descends from heaven and fathers four children with a mortal woman. Their offspring are the Nephilim - The "Fallen Ones." They have the souls of angels but they weren't meant to be. They're deformed, tormented. So the Lord sends the Seraphim to Earth to bring back the souls of the Nephilim to keep the Devil from claiming them as his own.
SCULLY: How did he bring back their souls?
FATHER MCCUE: They were smote with the brightness of his countenance. To look upon the Seraphim in all his glory is to give up one's soul to heaven.