The 10 Commandments in the Worlds of STAR TREK
A humorous article by Paul Asay on Beliefnet.com about some of the Bible themes that can be found in the Star Trek universe despite Gene Roddenberry’s religious views or lack thereof:
(EXCERPT) When Gene Roddenberry created “Star Trek,” he pictured a future dominated by science and human ingenuity–without a lot of religion to muddy things up. Oh, sure, Federation crew members met scads of religious sentient beings around the galaxy, but it turns out most were worshipping computers, power generators, or toga-wearing aliens. Roddenberry didn’t place a lot of faith in faith.
“Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all,” Roddenberry once said. “For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.”
So why does “Star Trek” seem to have such a yen for the Ten Commandments?
In giddy anticipation for the new “Star Trek” movie, here are 10 examples of how God’s prime directives have found their way into the “Star Trek” franchise.
Now, even though I’m not a fan AT ALL of the click-on-ten-pages-to-read-ten-witty-points theology, (drives me nuts) I invite you to click on over to Beliefnet.com and read the FULL ARTICLE