For as long as the show was on the air, even after the Mulder-Scully relationship had taken multiple turns for the non-platonic, debates raged. 'The X-Files' Season 11, Episode 3 recap: Mulder and Scully have sex in acknowledging that they've had Biblical knowledge of each other. Mulder and Scully are airlifted out of the past to try and help the FBI by either stories to examine the relationship between science and the not-so-scientific.
Scientific investigation into the world is not complete, and there are still many areas that could provide a fertile ground for such a point of view.
If one area is explained by science and the gap is closed, then there are plenty more. Faith, on this way of thinking, is found in the shadows.
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We would do well not to peer too deeply into them, for such is the nature of faith. Faith is at one end of a spectrum, and knowing and understanding are at the other end. Wholly non-rational; nothing can be said or suggested. Are there other ways to understand what faith is? Thankfully the answer is, yes.
Faith can be understood entirely the other way around. Instead of occupying the shadows, it can be understood to be the view of those standing in the light.
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Rather than being the opposite of knowing and understanding, it springs upward and outwards from this foundation.
Ever open to conversation and question, this is the antidote to the fideism of the terrorist: This view looks at the things that science has uncovered, then it might look in the same commonsense, sensible way at the different worldviews that would best explain what we observe. This latter view is true Christian faith. The apostle Paul bases the whole faith on whether or not Jesus actually rose from the dead see 1 Corinthians Christians believe that the best explanations, or the most powerful arguments, point towards a non-natural or intelligent cause.
Let me quickly give you five non-shadowy, bright daylight, examples of Christians doing this. William Lane Craig uses the scientific observation that the universe had a beginning to argue for the existence of God.
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Moreland argues that the New Testament picture of Jesus Christ is an excellent and historically credible portrait, so that, from what we know about Jesus, the best conclusion is that God has made himself know in the historical person of Jesus.
Paul Copan and C. Lewis  argue that a sense of right and wrong exists in all cultures, and that this points towards the existence of an objective, mind-independent moral law, which itself suggests the existence of a moral lawgiver above and beyond human culture.
Gary Habermas argues that what we know historically means that we should accept that Jesus of Nazareth was killed on the cross by the Romans, but that he rose from the dead three days later. And John Lennox has debated Richard Dawkins  on whether the scientific research points towards or away from God. I Want To Believe is a superb film that raises good questions about the bounds of scientific enquiry.
It rightly encourages the use of commonsense thinking and logic to examine and think things through. True faith is rational: True faith acknowledges that we are not as rational as we like to think we are, or as rational as we ought to be.
And at the heart of true faith is the God who steps into the daylight of history, to rescue us from everything in our past by dealing with it on the cross of Jesus Christ. In all honesty, "Arcadia" is worth it for getting to see Mulder and Scully call each other things like "honeybunch" and "poopyhead.
From Scully blatantly flirting with Mulder while eating ice cream to an ending scene where Mulder teaches her to swing a bat, there's plenty to love. Any episode where these two actually choose to put their arms around each other while having a moment of happiness is a must-watch. Add in some real Mulder-and-Scully flirting while taking a bubble bath not together, unfortunately and we see the casual, funny sides of the characters come out.
Scully actually laughs at one point. Also, the endless jokes about Scully and Skinner are clearly deflections. You're not fooling anyone, kids. Although they spend most of the episode apart, it's because Mulder is trying to ensure the protection of Scully and their unborn son, William. Also, we finally get definitive proof Mulder has a key to Scully's apartment.
At least for a while. There would later be another movie and two more "event series" aka Seasons 10 and 11but "The Truth" is meant to wrap up the Mulder and Scully relationship, and in plenty of ways it does a great job. The team visit a house similar to Agent Bannan's but, despite Joe originally claiming that the missing agent was taken and attacked there, he later apparently senses it is not the same building involved in the crime and crosses the short distance to the actual building.
As Agent Drummy follows Father Joe away to inspect the surrounding area, ASAC Whitney explains to Mulder her skepticism regarding the supposed psychic and tells Mulder that her decision to include him in their search effort was unpopular at the FBI, but that she needs the insights he gained by investigating other psychics, work that — according to Whitney — impressed her.
Father Joe cries tears of blood.
Moments later, Father Joe falls to his knees in the snow and apparently has a psychic vision of Agent Bannan's abduction, but the demonstration is met with skepticism from Agent Drummy and culminates in the former priest crying tears of blood. Meanwhile, in Our Lady of Sorrows Hospital, Scully speaks with Christian in his ward but his eagerness to leave causes her to realize he has been scared by the sight of Father Ybarra, who stands in a corridor outside.
Advising the boy not to be afraid, Scully vacates the room to meet with Father Ybarra and passionately discusses Christian with him, arguing that the boy's test results are not in his purview. He refutes this and, even after he hands her a set of the test results upon her request for them, he states that there are better facilities available for Christian, as the hospital will not be able to heal the boy. When a nearby accidental clatter distracts Father Ybarra, Scully hurries away from him.
She enters her office and sits at her desk where she opens the folder of test results and starts to cry but, noticing a colleague looking across at her, she composes herself, taking another file and a packet of tissues from her desk drawers as her colleague retreats from the room.
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Scully is left alone, staring sorrowfully down at the files in front of her. In MacLaren Natatoriumthe man who chased and caught Agent Bannan stalks a swimmer, Cheryl Cunninghamwatching her from the hidden depths of the water. The woman later exits the building and, as she walks to her car, the engine of a nearby snowplow roars, making her jump, but the vehicle soon drives away.
While later driving along an icy side road, she encounters the snowplow again and tries to overtake it but the truck, driven by her stalker from the pool, pushes her car off the road, causing her to crash, relatively unharmed, into a hay bale in a snow-covered field. The dangerous driver of a snowplow peers through the window of Cheryl Cunningham 's car at her, moments before he abducts her. The man stops and reverses his snowplow on the road, then walks over to her car where, even though she is at first under the false impression that he has come to her rescue, he breaks her window, while she is struggling to unbuckle her seatbelt, before causing her to lose consciousness and continuing to abduct her.
Part Two Edit Mulder and Scully talk, whilst in bed together. In their home, Mulder and Scully are lying together in bed but Scully is having difficulty sleeping so she talks to Mulder about the issue troubling her, telling him about Christian and the boy's predicament for the first time.
She questions Godregarding the boy, and wonders whether a strong connection she feels to Christian is due to the loss of their son, Williambut Mulder dismisses this possibility. After he persuades her to go to sleep, the couple kiss but Scully humorously complains he has a scratchy beard and, before she begins to completely relax, she remembers to tell him about her discovery that, weirdly, traces of an animal tranquilizer had been discovered in the tissue of the severed arm, news that now keeps Mulder awake.
Within moments, he is on his feet and moves to the bathroom, followed there by Scully. He prepares to shave himself while pondering the evidence, recalling that Father Joe mentioned he heard the noise of dogs barking and cried tears of blood. Even though it is late at night, Scully answers a call from ASAC Whitney, who is a passenger in a car with Agent Drummy, driving, as well as Father Joe, and tells Scully that the FBI group are following a new lead provided to them by the former priest.
Doubting Father Joe's repetitive descriptions of his own supposed visions, Drummy convinces ASAC Whitney to allow him permission to dismiss the tired searchers. Mulder turns to Father Joe, who claims he now sees the face of an anonymous person whose eyes stare out of a surface like through dirty glass. When Father Joe starts to pensively walk away, heading for a nearby tree line, Mulder asks Scully what Joe's description means, but she ignores the question, instead accusing Mulder of still, after years, looking for his sister and urging him to finally accept that his sister is beyond saving.
In an attempt to ignore her, Mulder calls the departing FBI team back and they trudge after Father Joe, following him towards the tree line and then to a clearing in the forest, where he and Mulder begin to dig. While the manual excavation continues, resulting in the discovery of a block of solid ice that is buried in the snow and contains at least one body of a deceased woman staring out of the dirty glass of the ice, the team are unaware that one of the abductors, the snowplow driver, is in the vicinity as he maneuvers his truck along a forest track, stops the vehicle — knocking over a sign that reads "no hunting" — and takes a bag that drips blood from the back of the truck before he walks, hauling the bag, to the edge of a cliff, overlooking the team.
He seems concerned, as he gazes down at the search effort, but moves away again. As the FBI team disperses below the cliff and agents hurry to find equipment that will enable them to exhume the block of ice, Scully watches in concern as Mulder walks out of the clearing but she whirls in alarm to face Father Joe, who is standing behind her and tells her not to give up.
The snowplow driver steers his truck to a metal gate surrounding a complex where dogs are kept in cages and Cheryl Cunningham has been secured in a wooden box with virtually nothing more than a small slit, out of which she peers.