Tonight’s episode of “V” cranked up the level of spirituality and religious themes. Although hints of Anna being viewed as like a god were raised in the last episode, tonight’s showed what might well be a realistic response to the arrival of aliens who demonstrated an ability to heal otherwise incurable human illnesses and injuries.
After all, isn’t that a major theme in the Biblical tradition, in particular the New Testament? That the healing power of God is demonstrated through God’s agent, whose credibility is enhanced thereby?
If prayer doesn’t heal someone, but alien technology later did, what would the appropriate response of the one healed be? If you are an adherent of the tradition within which the prayers were offered but without avail, how might you respond to such a development?
As ever, science fiction is exploring interesting topics related to religion, science, and speculation.