The tumult and the shouting dies—
The Captains and the Kings depart—
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Rudyard Kipling, from Recessional
Interesting that John Wayne, who directed the film The Alamo, would have a religious debate just before the final battle scene. However, as I have written in a post which may be read here, John Wayne, death bed Catholic convert, had a strong faith in God, even as he realized that in many ways he was not living properly. The film The Alamo was first and foremost Wayne’s love note to America, but I think Wayne was also making a statement about faith in God.
Wayne’s personal relationship with God is represented well in this clip, beginning at 9:26, that did not make it into the film.