Because life is a series of edits

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

In Thought on April 17, 2008 at 6:51 am

Just read that the new X-Files movie is officially titled: “I Want to Believe.” I suppose it works, though the object of faith apparently shifts from UFOs to religion in this one:

“‘It’s a natural title,’ (Director Chris) Carter said in a telephone interview Tuesday during a break from editing the film. ‘It’s a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. `I Want to Believe.’ It really does suggest Mulder’s struggle with his faith.'”

Sounds a little overly-modern in its approach, but okay. Let’s just hope there’s no CSJ (Cigarette-Smoking Jesus) leading some syndicate of world religions for the good of mankind.

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  1. In regards to your last sentence, see this.

  2. Don’t worry, Trav (and put away your legalism detector). I’m not bashing smokers (and I like Jeremy’s piece); I was more referencing a potential plot line that makes Jesus seem “one of many” spiritual conspirators (a la the Cigarette-Smoking Man was a government conspirator in the show).

  3. I was just jokin bro. I know you’re not a legalist. Well… at least no more than the rest of us.

  4. No, I have enough legalism to cover everyone in this family. It’s not coming from Craig.

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