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I just finished watching the limited series Midnight Mass on Netflix and felt it needed to be discussed here.
How can you one have such faith that they are willing to believe something is what they want it to be, despite it not being that thing? The priest in the show wanted so badly for the vampire to be the angel of god that he didn’t see it for what it was until it was too late.
I watched some interviews with the cast and Mike Flannigan and they made sure to never refer to the angel as a vampire or even vampires in the general sense to further drive the underlying meaning home. I read a recent psychology article that compared religious fundamentalism to parasites that removes the host’s ability to think freely and critically while removing them from the rest of society to insure its survival.
I watched a movie review of Midnight Mass and the reviewer was raised in what he later determined was a cult and he said no other movie or series he’s seen depicted his own experience so accurately, sans the “angel”.