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Old 05-22-2009, 12:04 PM
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That is true. Not a demigod but a prophet between Bajorans and their gods. I think he is also considered a mortal prophet not divine one but I'm not sure about that. Still, the religion came from an alien culture. Not our own. The feds respected their religion but there was a curious lack of any from Earth. Not even another priest for the Bajorans to debate with. In fact, IIRC one episode that dealt with a conflict was not against two differing religions but religion vs science. Of course religion vs science is a big issue but religion vs religion (christanity vs islam) is a much bigger one. Why not a story about a priest working to convert Bajorans? What exactly should the feds do about a priest who is not bound by a prime directive?
I see your point, but I'll contend, as well, that Star Wars was never about Earth religion, either.

The SF franchise that did deal with Earth religion was and is "V," and, incidentally, for which there is a remake.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:20 PM
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The SF franchise that did deal with Earth religion was and is "V," and, incidentally, for which there is a remake.
Hmmm... interesting. IIRC it was pretty much presented as a possible Vulcan god, not a Christan one (or any other) as well. So it would fall under Vulcan spirituality again. In any case... the end result of the movie is that there is no god. Secular vs religion again. Ok not to that extreme but you get the idea hehe.

But since its a really bad movie I havent seen it in years so I cannot say with much confidence.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:27 PM
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I see your point, but I'll contend, as well, that Star Wars was never about Earth religion, either.

The SF franchise that did deal with Earth religion was and is "V," and, incidentally, for which there is a remake.
Are you talking about the re-make of the 'classic' mini-series ABC is scheduled to air mid-season next year, by '4400' executive producer, Scott Peters?

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Yes, I'm talking about the remake of the one where visitors are coming to benefit mankind -- allegedly benefit, that is.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:33 PM
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Yes, I'm talking about the remake of the one where visitors are coming to benefit mankind -- allegedly benefit, that is.
Ohhhhh I thought you were talking about ST5. My bad.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:39 PM
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Yes, I'm talking about the remake of the one where visitors are coming to benefit mankind -- allegedly benefit, that is.
Yeah, that should be interesting, I like the way he handled the '4400', though most re-makes turn out to be flops (Example: Bionic Woman).

Here's a cool article about the re-make, http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=1236&cs=1

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Remember also that in "Balance of Terror" during the marriage scene, we see, behind Kirk, a grouping of religious symbols. One representing (or seeming to represent) Christianity, and others depicting other religions, suggesting a tolerance and understanding of other faiths, be they earthborne, or alien.

Religion might not be prominent in Trek, but it is at least shown not to discourage it from those who do have a faith.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:14 PM
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Remember also that in "Balance of Terror" during the marriage scene, we see, behind Kirk, a grouping of religious symbols. One representing (or seeming to represent) Christianity, and others depicting other religions, suggesting a tolerance and understanding of other faiths, be they earthborne, or alien.
Hmm never noticed that. Next time I will have to look. I suppose it could have been made more obvious.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:18 AM
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Hmm never noticed that. Next time I will have to look. I suppose it could have been made more obvious.

It's pointed out in expanded commentary in the season one Blu-Ray. I never really noticed it either until it was mentioned in that commentary.
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