Believe? If you believe you are gullible. Can you look around this world and believe in the goodness of a god who rules it? Famine, Pestilence, War, Disease and Death! They rule this world
In a dark and fog shrouded forest, an old woman meets a red robed man. He hands her a white rose, which as he passes it, changes to red. “Take this to your village and tell the people the day of their deliverance is at hand,” he says. She takes a few steps away, then suddenly turns and bows to him.
In her village, Prince Prospero, (Vincent Price) tells the villagers they’re invited to a feast; but a young man sneers at the offer of crumbs from his table, crowing the old woman has met a wise man who’s said they’ll be delivered from Prospero’s tyranny. An older villager supports him. Prospero’s answer to this insolence is simple. He orders them garroted.