Contact: The Movie

We need to stop wasting our money on "pie in the sky" abstractions and start spending on a practical, measurable way.

SCIENTIST: What's wrong with science being practical, and even profitable?
THEOLOGIN: Nothing, as long as your motive is the search for truth, which is exactly what the true science is.

I'm not against technology, doctor. I'm against the men who deify it at the expence of human truth.

Are we happier, the human race, is the world fundamentaly a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we search the web, and at the same time we feel emptier, lonlier, and more cut off than any other time in history.

I think it's becuase we're looking for the meaning. Oh, what's the meaning? We have many jobs, we take frantic vacations, deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things that we think are going to fill these holes in our lives. It's no wonder we lost our sense of direction!

The thing that people are most hungry for: Meaning, is the one thing that science hasn't been able to give them.

ATHIEST: It's like you're saying science killed God. What if science simply revealed that He never existed in the first place?

Athiest: Which is more likely, that an all powerful, mysterious God created the universe and then decided not to give any proof for His existance, or that He simply dosen't exist at all, and that we created him so that we wouldn't have to feel so small and alone?

ATHIEST: For me... I'd need proof.
THEOLOGIN: Proof...? Did you love your father? Your dad, did you love him?
ATHIEST: Yes, very much.
Theologin: Prove it.

THEOLOGIN: By doing this you're willing to give your life, you're willing to die for this. Why!?
ATHIEST: As long as I can remember, I've been searching for something, some reason why we're here, what are we doing here, what are we? If this is the chance to find out even just a little part of that answer... I don't know... I think it's worth a human life, don't you?

You are capable of such beautiful dreams, but such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not.

CONVERTED ATHIEST: I had an experience. I can't prove it, I can't even explain it, but everything I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real. I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever, a vision of the universe that tells us undeniably how small and insignificant and how rare and precious we all are. A vision that tells us that we are not--that none of us are alone. I wish I could share that with you. That every person could feel the awe and humility, the hope.....