The Rite (2011)
Father Lucas Trevant: Be careful Michael, choosing not to believe in the devil doesn't protect you from him.
Father Lucas Trevant: You know, the interesting thing about sceptics, is that we're always looking for proof... the question is, what on earth would we ever do if we found it?
Father Xavier: Tell me, Michael, do you believe in sin?
Michael Kovak: Yeah, I just don't necessarily believe the devil makes us do it.
Father Xavier: He that committeth sin is of the devil.
Michael Kovak: Then that'd be all of us, wouldn't it? And if we're all of the devil, how do we fight him?
Father Lucas Trevant: The interesting thing about skeptics, atheists, is that we're always looking for proof, certainty. The question is, "what on earth would we do if we found it?" There are times when I experience a total loss of faith. Days, months, when I don't know what I believe in: God, or the devil, Santa Claus, or Tinker Bell. But, I'm just a man. I'm a weak man. I have no power. Yet, there's something that keeps digging and scraping away, inside me. Feel's like God's fingernail. And finally I can take no more of the pain, and I get shoved out from the darkness, back into the light.
Father Xavier: For example, paranoid schizophrenics are not aware that they're deluded.
Michael Kovak: Neither are the possessed while they're being possessed, are they?
Father Xavier: But people who are possessed have periods of lucidity. That's my point.
Michael Kovak: So do schizophrenics.
Father Xavier: One can't suddenly manifest abilities simply because one is deluded. The man on this tape is German. How does he spontaneously speak Russian?
Michael Kovak: How could a boy in a village in Africa found 400 miles from his home claim that he was abducted by aliens? It's just as unlikely. But we're willing to call him crazy and your German man not because he believes in aliens, not God.
Michael Kovak: I believe that people prefer to lie to themselves than face the truth.
Father Lucas Trevant: You do not speak to it. It is the devil.
Eddie: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Seminary school, really? Wait, is this your way of telling me you're gay?
[Michael looks angrily at Eddie]
Eddie: I'm just joking. Okay? Joke.
Michael Kovak: You don't get it. In my family, you're either a mortician or a priest. That's it.
Eddie: Well, then change your name!
Michael Kovak: Dude, I've looked into it. It's a four-year degree before you even take your first vows. If it doesn't work out, I can always leave.
Eddie: Wow. Such faith.
Angeline: So you're having a final fling with atheism?
Michael Kovak: Well, I guess it's more like an ex-girlfriend who keeps coming around.
Father Lucas Trevant: [from trailer]
[Father Lucas shows Michael a possessed girl he is trying to perform an exorcism on]
Father Lucas Trevant: What is it that you believe?
Michael Kovak: That's not the devil.
Father Lucas Trevant: Does a thief or a burglar turn on the lights while he's robbing your house? No. He prefers you to believe that he's not there... like the devil!
Michael Kovak: Gets complicated when no proof of the devil is somehow proof of the devil.
Nina: [Gives Michael and Eddie two beers] These are on the house.
Michael Kovak: You gonna get heat for giving away beers?
Nina: Not if they don't know.
Eddie: How about for banging the customers?
Nina: Screw you, Eddie.
Nina: Drink up. I'm off in ten. Lickety-split.
Eddie: Lickety-split? Pbb. You better make the most of that, before they chop your wiener off.
[They cheer and clank bottles]
Eddie: Goodbye wiener.
Title Card: "The battle against the Devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the Devil is still alive and active in the world." - Pope John Paul II
Title Card: What follows is inspired by true events.
Father Lucas Trevant: Faith becomes you. Stay with it. Keep fighting the good fight with all thy might.
Michael Kovak: Cool.
Father Lucas Trevant: Get out of here...
Man#1: Don't be afraid.
Man#2: Do you believe in sin?
Woman: [whispering] There's nothing to believe.
Michael Kovak: How'd she do it?
Istvan Kovak: What?
Michael Kovak: Kill herself.
Istvan Kovak: Michael, I've told you this many times. We serve the dead, but we don't talk about them. It brings bad things.
Michael Kovak: We keep dead people in the house, Dad. How much worse could it get?