Dr. Gaius Baltar, in a near-the-end-of-series scene, in TV’s Battlestar Galactica, addresses the assembled main cast players, to point out something obvious … its a speech/dialogue that fits our world with precision:
GB: I see angels. I see angels in this very room. Now I may be mad, but that doesn’t mean I’m not right. Because there’s another force at work here. There always has been. Its undeniable. We’ve all experienced it. Everyone is this room has witnessed events that they can’t fathom, let alone explain away by rational means. Puzzles deciphered in prophecy. Dreams given to a chosen few. Our loved ones dead. Risen. Whether we wanna call that “God” or “Gods”, or some sublime inspiration or a divine force that we can’t know or understand. It doesn’t matter—It doesn’t matter. Its here. It exists. And our two destinies are entwined in its force.
Cylon type Six, Cavil: If that were true, and that’s a big if … how do I know this force has our best interests in mind? How do you know that God is on your side, Doctor?
GB: I don’t. God is not on anyone side. God’s a force of Nature … beyond good and evil. God and evil, we created those. And, we’ll break the cycle. Break the cycle of birth, death, rebirth, destruction, escape, death. Well, that’s in our hands, and our hands only. Requires a leap of faith. Requires that we live in hope … not fear.
Six: If I give you this girl, that means the destruction of my people. How does our extinction fit into this picture that you want us to believe in?
Final five: We’ll give you resurrection. You give us Hera, we’ll give you resurrection. You leave humanity in peace … and give up the pursuit now and for all time.
Adama: How do we know we can take your word for it?
Six: You don’t. You have to make a leap of faith.