The Prophecy (1995)
Thomas Daggett: Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little. But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?
Simon: Do you believe that you are a part of God's plan?
Thomas Daggett: That's a complicated question.
Simon: No it isn't.
Gabriel: I'm an angel. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why.
Simon: Oh, Gabriel. When was it that you lost your grace?
Lucifer: I can lay you out and fill your mouth with your mother's feces, or we can talk.
Gabriel: Jerry, come here. If you were a soul, where would you hide?
Jerry: The hell away from you.
Lucifer: You see, I'm not here to help you little bitch because I love you or because I care for you, but because two hells is one hell too many, and I can't have that.
Gabriel: This war is mine!
Lucifer: Your war is arrogance. That makes it evil. That's mine.
Gabriel: Lucifer. Sitting in your basement. Sulking over your break up with the boss. You're nothing.
Lucifer: Time to come home, Gabriel.
Thomas Daggett: Did you ever notice how in the Bible, when ever God needed to punish someone, or make an example, or whenever God needed a killing, he sent an angel? Did you ever wonder what a creature like that must be like? A whole existence spent praising your God, but always with one wing dipped in blood. Would you ever really want to see an angel?
Catherine: Go to hell!
Gabriel: Heaven, darling. Heaven. At least get the zip code right.
Catherine: It's all the same to you, isn't it?
Gabriel: No. In heaven, we believe in love.
Catherine: What do you love, Gabriel?
Gabriel: Cracking your skull.
Thomas Daggett: If you wanted to prove your side was right, Gabriel, so badly, why didn't you just ask Him? Why didn't you ask God?
Gabriel: Because He doesn't talk to me any more.
Lucifer: Other angels have made this war because they hate you, you and all humans. God has put you in his grace and pushed them aside. They're desperate. They've never been able to conquer the other loyal angels, and so this war has remained in stalemate for thousands of years. And while this state of affairs endures no soul can meet its god. Your parents, and their parents, and so on from the beginning lie still in wormy earth. Of course, some of them do come to me eventually, for while heaven may be closed I am always open, even on Christmas.
Lucifer: Little Tommy Daggett. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you'd jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there. And I was!
Gabriel: It's not here.
Jerry: Bad news for the war effort.
Gabriel: Shut up!
Lucifer: Humans... and how I love you talking monkeys for this... know more about war and treachery of the spirit than any angel.
Lucifer: [shrill whisper] I love you! I love you more than Jesus!
Simon: I remember the First War, the way the sky burned, the faces of angels destroyed. I saw a third of Heaven's legion banished and the creation of Hell. I stood with my brothers and watched Lucifer Fall. But now my brothers are not brothers, and we have come here where we are mortal to steal the Dark Soul, not yet Lucifer's, to serve our cause. I have always obeyed, but I never thought the War would happen again.
Thomas Daggett: Years later, of all the Gospels I learnt in seminary school, a verse from St. Paul stays with me. It is perhaps the strangest passage in the Bible, in which he writes: "Even now in Heaven there are Angles carrying savage weapons."
Lucifer: I was the first angel, loved once above all others...
Lucifer: But like all true love... one day it withered on the vine...
Gabriel: Do you know how you got that dent, in your top lip? Way back, before you were born, I told you a secret, then I put my finger there and I said "Shhhhh!"
Lucifer: You know what Hell really is Thomas? It's not lakes of burning oil or chains of ice. It's being removed from God's sight. It's hard to believe... so hard.
Lucifer: Think, Thomas, think. What is the one thing essential to an angel... the thing that holds his entire being together?
Thomas Daggett: Faith, faith, faith.
Lucifer: And what would happen if that faith was tested and an angel, just like you didn't understand? Use that. Use it!
Thomas Daggett: [narrating] And in the end, I think it must be about faith, and if faith is a choice, then it can be lost - for a man, an angel, or the devil himself. And if faith means never completely understanding God's plan, then maybe understanding just a part of it - our part - is what it is to have a soul. And maybe in the end, that's what being human is, after all.
[Thomas has refused Lucifer's offer to "come home" with him]
Thomas Daggett: I have my soul. I have my faith. What do you have, angel?
Lucifer: Leave the light on, Thomas.
Joseph: And this is for you. He's also a hermaphrodite.
[lifts the sheet covering the corpse so Thomas can see]
Joseph: He's got both male and female sex organs.
Thomas Daggett: Think of the possibilities!
Joseph: Yeah, you can be impotent and frigid all at the same time.
Thomas Daggett: [thumbing through ancient Bible found on the dead John Doe] Cute.
Joseph: What is it?
Thomas Daggett: Twenty-third chapter of Saint John's Revelations.
Thomas Daggett: There is no twenty-third chapter.
Joseph: Well, maybe this is the Teacher's Edition.
Simon: I'm so tired of this war.
Gabriel: Reject the lie Simon. Join us! Help us make it like it was before the monkeys. You remember? We cast out Lucifer's army, you and I. We threw their rebel thrones from the wall.
Simon: They wanted to be gods.
Gabriel: I don't wanna be a god Simon. I just wanna make it like it was, before the lie. When he loved us best.
[Thomas has just killed Jerry]
Gabriel: Pest! You have any idea how hard it is to get one of those?
Gabriel: Eternity here in that sagging skin suit, or one more day with me?
Gabriel: Can't drive. But I can wait. Until stars burn out if you don't make up your mind.
Lucifer: Do you know what Hell really is, Thomas? It's not lakes of burning oil or chains of ice. It's being removed from God's sight, having His Word taken from you. It's hard to believe. so hard. I know that better than anyone.