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The Star Trek Guide to Religions - Vanity
GraceG

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.


TOPICS: Humor; Religion; UFO's
KEYWORDS: faith; humour; startrek

1 posted on 03/28/2013 9:37:56 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
Janeway should have been hauled back to that New Zealand Penal Colony after they got back to the Alpha Quadrant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB3kBkKsovs


2 posted on 03/28/2013 9:43:44 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis; DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

ping


3 posted on 03/28/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: GraceG

4 posted on 03/28/2013 9:45:36 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: GraceG
I'd like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


5 posted on 03/28/2013 9:49:23 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: GraceG

6 posted on 03/28/2013 9:49:50 AM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box" - Tosin Abasi)
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To: Perdogg

7 posted on 03/28/2013 9:50:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: GraceG
Star Trek: Enterprise = Unitarianism A complete reinterpretation of several of the previous ones before it and boiled down to vanilla

Obviously, you didn't watch much past Season 1.

8 posted on 03/28/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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To: GraceG

Janeway irrational?


9 posted on 03/28/2013 9:54:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: GraceG

Firefly- Anglican. You can see something familiar in it that reminds you of some of the others but mostly people drink a lot. :->


10 posted on 03/28/2013 9:55:18 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: GraceG

Pssst.... They’re just TV shows.

Your idea is pretty cute, though.


11 posted on 03/28/2013 10:06:24 AM PDT by Owl558 (Think twice before speaking once)
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To: GraceG

I guess that would make “Babylon 5” Taoism, a lot of that yin/yang, light/dark references in the Vorlon/Shadow conflict.


12 posted on 03/28/2013 10:17:22 AM PDT by apillar
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To: real saxophonist

When eighty as good you should look ...


13 posted on 03/28/2013 10:27:37 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: GraceG
"The Empath" of season 3 always reminded me of the Crucifixion:


14 posted on 03/28/2013 10:34:33 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: GraceG

Fun Post!

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?)

(The Narrative:)
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!


15 posted on 03/28/2013 10:42:06 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

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.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 11:11:16 AM PDT by dmz
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To: mnehring

so that star wars what? buddhism? shintoism?


17 posted on 03/28/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: absolootezer0

Jedis seem a lot like Sikhs.


18 posted on 03/28/2013 11:41:32 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: GraceG
The Battlestar Galactica series of the 2000’s would be that Japanese doomsday cult that tried killing everyone in the Tokyo subways.
19 posted on 03/28/2013 11:48:23 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: absolootezer0

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.


20 posted on 03/28/2013 11:49:46 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GraceG
The original Star Trek:

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".

There is a cross behind Kirk's right shoulder
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21 posted on 03/28/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT by ansel12 (The left's most effective quote-“I’m libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics”)
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To: GraceG

looks like none of the ‘verses have islam.
especially like BABYLON 5 and taoism. wonder what FARSCAPE would be>


22 posted on 03/28/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Obviously, you didn't watch much past Season 1.

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.

23 posted on 03/28/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis
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.

24 posted on 03/28/2013 12:48:08 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("American beer is like making love in a canoe. It's f****g close to water." - - Eric Idle)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Voyager should have stayed lost


25 posted on 03/28/2013 12:51:39 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: dmz

OK. Thanks for the info.

Elizabeth was not very nice to do that.


26 posted on 03/28/2013 2:32:22 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

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.


27 posted on 03/28/2013 3:13:01 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

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...


28 posted on 03/28/2013 3:17:19 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: GraceG; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

Well done Grace, LOL.

What does that make the new movies?


29 posted on 03/28/2013 3:23:10 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

Kabala.


30 posted on 03/28/2013 3:24:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: left that other site

Yup, sure did. And I found the whole thread pretty funny.

Sorry for being the buzzkill.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 6:25:15 AM PDT by dmz
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