Episode: Signs and Wonders Episode Number: 7x09 Tagline: The Truth is Out There
Scully: Maybe it's symbolic. I mean, serpents and religion have gone
hand in hand. They've represented the temptation of Eve -- Original
Sin. They've been feared and hated throughout history as they've been
thought to embody Satan-- to serve Evil itself.
Snake handling. I didn't learn that in catechism class.
Where's the light switch?
Rattlesnakes and medieval visions of damnation. Well, I for one, feel
a whole lot closer to God.
(Mulderon finding a hinged box with a wire mesh screen.)
Mulder: Reverend, do something about these snakes, please.
Scully: Tennessee. Snakes. Thank you, Mulder. Thank you so much. ---
O'Connor: (towards Mulder) Educated man . . . too smart to know any
O'Connor: You think because you're educated you're better than most? You ain't. (Pointing to his heart.) Unless you're smart down here the Devil's going to make a fool of you and you ain't even going to know it. ---
I don't know, Scully. Sometimes a little intolerance can be a welcome
thing. Clear-cut right and wrong, black and white, no shades of gray.
You know, in a society where hard and fast rules are harder and harder
to come by, I think some people would appreciate that.
Mulder: They won't find him. People think the devil has horns and a tail. They're not used to looking for some kindly man who tells you what you want to hear. ---