Which Star Trek was most Biblical?

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Which Star Trek was most Biblical?

  1. Star Trek: The Original

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  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation

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    6.7%
  3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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  4. Star Trek Voyager

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  5. Star Trek: Enterprise

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  6. None, the Star Wars series is more Biblical.

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  7. None and you nerds have WAAAAAAAAY to much time on your hands.

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  1. Alex Quackenbush

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    Time to ask: Which Star Trek was most Biblical?

    Star Trek; The Original
    (It had Spock the Calvinist, Capt. Kirk the Baptist, Dr. McCoy the Methodist, and Uhura the A.M.E.)

    Star Trek: The Next Generation (It had Capt. Picard the Anglican, Cmdr. Riker the backslider, Counselor Troi the Charismatic, Worf the Arminian and Data the Calvnist)

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (It had Capt. Sisko the Non-Denominational Protestant, Odo the Lutheran, Chief O’Brien the Catholic and Dr. Bahsir the Charismatic)

    Star Trek Voyager (It had Capt. Janeway the Assemblies of God, Lt. Paris the Lutheran, Tuvok the Calvnist, Seven of Nine the other Calvnist and Office Harry Kim the Presbyterian)

    Star Trek: Enterprise
    (It had Capt. Archer the Lutheran, T’Pol the Calvnist [what is with those Vulcans and Calvinism anyway?] Cmdr “Trip” Tucker the Catholic, Lt.Reed the Charismatic and ENS Mayweather the Baptist)


    :laugh: :laugh: Okay, so I'm not serious but...for fun I thought I would entertain ya for a moment. But while you're at it, why not respond to the poll anyway. Besides, did I leave out some characters with obvious denominations or doctrinal associations or did I miss on some?
     
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    Don't worry--I'm not taking it seriously, BUT--actually, there was an episode in the original series where the crew visited a planet that they thought had "sun" worshippers"---turned out they were "Son" worshippers, and the Son-followers were being sacrificed to the lion's by the "Romans" on that planet. The ending line of the episode went something like, "Wouldn't it be wonderful to see the story unfold all over again?" (Something like that, I know it's not an exact quote.)

    It sure wasn't great theology, but at least there was an acknowledgement of the Christian reality on THAT series.
     
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    :laugh: And I'm sorry, but Captain Janeway was obviously Presbyterian!:laugh:
     
  4. Alex Quackenbush

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    Presbyterian U.S.A. no doubt. heh
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

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    OK, I'll repost my answer in the correct thread now.
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    Given that Star Trek's creator considered himself an atheist, I would imagine none of them were particularly "Biblical". Gene Roddenberry was quoted in the Autumn, 1992 issue of Free Inquiry, published shortly after his death, as saying:
    "We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerul God, who creates faulty humans, and them blames them for his own mistakes."

    Given the Harry Potter thread, I guess this means some will say Christians shouldn't watch Star Trek. To each their own.

    Oh, and Alex, I imagine "Q" would be your favorite character, am I correct?

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    I'll add Spock came back from the dead, so he is Lazarus.
    Bones would be Luke, the physician.
    Khan would play Satan, since he imprisoned Kirk to the depths of a world.
     
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    I never thought of ANY of the Star Trek series as even being slightly biblical, so my answer would be 'none of the above'. To me, asking which one is more biblical is like picking a TV series that spawned a series of spinoffs and asking which is more biblical (for example: which was the most biblical: All In The Family, Maude or The Jeffersons? LOL)

    Well Alex, I guess now I'm taking this a bit too seriously! I'm glad this poll was really in jest. To some people, maybe even a few Christians it might not be.

    I've always thought of Star Trek being more in the line of a 'Man Is God' mentality. The fact that Roddenberry was an atheist makes perfect sense.
     
  7. Bible Believing Bill

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    That episode was in the middle of season two and was titled Bread and Circuses. IMO it was one of the better episodes and always a favorite.


    Bill
     
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    Sad that he was an atheist--he was certainly good at telling a story and making social commentary. I'm a HUGE Star Trek fan, but NOT a Trekker-- I don't know all the ins and outs of the personal stories of the actors, or even Roddenberry.

    I do believe that there was a progression into the atheistic from the original series to SNG, though. Whether it's because Roddenberry became more atheistic (is that even possible?? :laugh: ), or if it just became more acceptable to EXPRESS his atheism from the first series to the second, I don't know. But by the time SNG came along, there was "Q", who was omnipotent (and NOT very friendly), and there were many references to the "fact" that humans had ended warring with each other, stopped crime and greed, and ended poverty and hunger. Certainly no nod to anything Divine in any of that.
     
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    Hopeful: //I'm a HUGE Star Trek fan, ... //

    I weigh 208 - I'm a HUGE Star Trek fan also.
     
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    Oops! I hope I didn't leave the wrong impression about myself there!
    :laugh:
     
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    Midget!

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    What denom are the tribbles?:type:
     
  13. Magnetic Poles

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    Catholic, since they don't practice birth control.
     
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    Well it was obvious that Scotty was not a Baptist...

    What Baptist has ever said, "I'm givin er all I got, Captain"?
     
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    Of course the Borg believed in the Great commision....and were Calvinistic...

    "Resistance is Futile... you will be assimulated"


    I may use that at my next "Altar call" lol


    Come to think of it, The Borg may have also been like SOME modern day IFBS... with the idea that you must be like them in everything to be effective. No room for diversity.
     
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    I was preaching one time on the Great Commission and called it the Prime Directive.... Of course there were a lot of trekkies in attendance.. and they could relate to that.

    Come to think of it, it is OUR Prime directive...
     
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    Of course we all know that the Klingons were the most Biblical....
    They even have a Bible version....
    John 3:16 in the KLV.... vaD joH'a' vaj loved the qo',
    vetlh ghaH nobta' Daj wa' je
    neH puqloD, vetlh 'Iv HartaH Daq
    ghaH should ghobe' chIlqu', 'ach
    ghaj eternal yIn.

    http://klv.mrklingon.org/
     

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