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It’s not a good idea to confront druid ghosts who’ve taken over your 747 in midflight, freezing the place and demanding a human sacrifice. But sometimes there’s no alternative — particularly if you’re a character played by William Shatner and the other passengers are actually about to give the ghosts what they want.
The Horror at 37,000 Feet is just that ridiculous of a movie–and just that awesome. The philosophical talk between Shatner’s defrocked priest character and the pagan woman who’s on the side of the druids is great. And then . . . and then there’s the last lines of the movie, delivered by the doctor in this gif. This is a character who knows what he does not know and who also recognizes the insight that may have motivated the former priest’s actions: If there are devils, there must also be gods.
You’ll also find this idea in the climactic moment of The Rite, where the doubting priest recognizes the evil in the room, concludes that G-d also exists, and starts quoting from the Nicene Creed. I’ve been hearing this idea a lot lately, mostly but not exclusively from @jamesdelingpole: If evil is real, so is good; if supernatural evil is real, so is supernatural good; if demonic powers exist, so do heavenly; if Satan exists, so does G-d; if there are devils, there must also be gods!
Halloween has largely moved on from classic ghost movies, the Great Pumpkin, silly costumes, and kids eating candy–things I support. It’s increasingly nightmarish, darker and darker, and sexually degenerate. It’s . . . downright demonic.
Well, newsflash: The devils are real. Evil powers exist. The most accurate and thorough conspiracy theory of them all is: Satan exists, and the big jerk does stuff.
But here’s some more news: Tuesday is also Reformation Day; then Wednesday is 1 November, and–besides being the day to which Halloween was once merely the eve–that is also Thanksgiving season, followed closely by Advent, twelve days of Christmas, and the real J6–Epiphany, when the Magi met little Jesus.
If there are devils, there must also be gods. Feed the kids some candy, shun the devils, and rejoice with where the year is going next. There are also powers in Heaven!Published in