Skip to comments.The Star Trek Guide to Religions - Vanity
Posted on 03/28/2013 9:37:56 AM PDT by GraceG
Ok, thought just crossed my mind concerning religion
Star Trek Series compared to religions
Star Trek: TOS (The Original Series) = Judaism The bedrock of Religion, all others are based off of it, is the Bible that all above it is based off of.
Star Trek: TNG (The Next Generation) = Catholicism Builds off the first series and adds a bunch of moral life lessons, can get a bit more preachy at times but a decent series.
Star Trek: DS9 (Deep Space Nine) = Protestantism Builds off the first two series is somewhat more serious about it in certain areas, there is more of an edge to it, doesn't take order from a HQ such as Rome or Star Fleet Command.
Star Trek: Voyager = Mormonism Started by wandering around in unknown territory in the Delta Quadrant / Utah lost most of the time and sometimes as irrational as Janeway, some good gems but really uneven.
Star Trek: Enterprise = Unitarianism A complete reinterpretation of several of the previous ones before it and boiled down to vanilla so much that it is a bunch of PC garbage that makes it bland as unflavored soy ice cream sound delicious, almost as fulfilling as drinking 8 pots of coffee and attending the taping of an infomercial.
Obviously, you didn't watch much past Season 1.
Firefly- Anglican. You can see something familiar in it that reminds you of some of the others but mostly people drink a lot. :->
Pssst.... They’re just TV shows.
Your idea is pretty cute, though.
I guess that would make “Babylon 5” Taoism, a lot of that yin/yang, light/dark references in the Vorlon/Shadow conflict.
When eighty as good you should look ...
Now here is something I cooked up using a STRONGS Concordance with the Superman Story:
Krypton (gr) The Secret Place
Jor-El (Heb) Archer of G-d
Kal-El (heb) Son of G-d, or Man of G-d
Lois (Fr) Warrior
Smallville (can anything good come from Nazareth?)
Metropolis(gr)The Great City (Jerusalem?)
Jor-El sends His Son Kal-El to Earth, from The Secret Place of the Most High (Krypton) where he is raised in a Small Insignificant Town. Kal-El takes on a Human Name and goes to the Big City to work towards a better world. For some reason, all of his friends and enemies have the initials L-L (El is the Hebrew word for G-d). His biggest enemy is Lex Luthor. (Lex is Latin for “Law” and “Luthor might be a reference to Martin Luther and the reformation.)
Funny thing is that the character of “Superman” was created by a Jewish Artist, based upon Nietzsche’s “Man and Superman” which also inspired Hitler.
This is a fun game! :-)
Back in the 19th Century, several people liked to play it and now we have a whole BUNCH of new religions! LOLOL!
Man and Superman is a play written by George Bernard Shaw.
Nietzsche’s sister Elizabeth was the one who created the Nietzsche/Nazi myth.
You can look both of those facts up.
so that star wars what? buddhism? shintoism?
Jedis seem a lot like Sikhs.
I’d say Star Wars is Taoism. You’ve got the ancestor reverence with the ghosts of Jedis past following you around, the whole yin-yang duality of the light and dark sides of the force, and the Jedi powers are like Chi energy manipulation.
Computer M-5 states: "Murder is contrary to the laws of man and God"
Spock rules that "Sun worship is usually a primitive superstition religion", whereupon Uhura corrects him: "Don't you understand? It's not the sun up in the sky. It's the Son of God."
"In His hands are the deep places of the Earth. Psalm 95, verse 4."
Kirk says: "Scotty doesn't believe in gods" and also "Man has no need for gods. We find the one quite sufficient".
looks like none of the ‘verses have islam.
especially like BABYLON 5 and taoism. wonder what FARSCAPE would be>
Totally agree. The characters on Enterprise actually behaved like the rest of us flawed humans, faced personal demons, etc. I've enjoyed each series as excellent escapism but Enterprise, for me, was by far the most realistic.
Indeed. I did not watch it at first run but watched after it was cancelled. DVR is a wonderful thing.
That series kicked arse. Better than the rest. The episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" from Season 4 was the very best Star Trek I have ever seen.
Voyager should have stayed lost
OK. Thanks for the info.
Elizabeth was not very nice to do that.
Nietzsche, as something of a bridge between nihilism and existentialism is plenty distasteful enough to many, but he should be criticized for what he actually wrote, less so than what other critics might say about him.
I read just about everything he wrote while a college student (decades ago), and Nietzsche as a Nazi meme has about the same truth to it as does, say, GWB hates black people.
Sorry if I was a bit short in my reponse - I mean this was a funny thread after all.
Well, I appreciate that. When one is told something all their life, as I was about the “Superman/Ubermensch” connection, it becomes ingrained.
And, of course, you DO realize my “Superman” analysis IS Satire...
Well done Grace, LOL.
What does that make the new movies?
Yup, sure did. And I found the whole thread pretty funny.
Sorry for being the buzzkill.