A Jesus Agnostic Star Trek Robot

I had to share this cartoon from Evolving Perspectives. It brings together Jesus-mythicism and Star Trek, after all. First, if you are wondering about the hat, that is because this is…wait for it…GNOMAD! But now, about the substance, it seems to me to use “agnostic” in a rather bizarre way. We are not “agnostic” about [Read More...]

Nerd Fundamentalism: What Do Space Can(n)ons Have To Do With Biblical Canons?

The Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship section will have a session in November focused on comparing the canons of science fiction with Biblical canons, and the ways that fans/adherents of each navigate them. I’ve had a proposal accepted for the session, and here is the abstract: “Nerd Fundamentalism: What Do Space Can(n)ons Have To Do With [Read More...]

The First Rule of Being God

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the depiction of powerful godlike beings on Star Trek. There is, on the one hand, a direct rejection on Star Trek of the appropriateness of any being demanding worship or treating less powerful beings as their playthings. Yet on the other hand, Gene Roddenberry said that he views humanity as [Read More...]

Infinite Religious Diversity in Infinite Combinations

The cartoon above came to my attention via Kissing Fish on Facebook. It is a nice addition to the collection of cartoon tributes to Leonard Nimoy on religious themes which I put together yesterday. IDIC is a Vulcan motto - and we can see it expressed on Star Trek in Spock’s adherence to logic while participating in [Read More...]

Religious Tributes to Leonard Nimoy

It seemed appropriate to round up some of the tributes to Leonard Nimoy which have had religious elements to them. They are all in a similar vein, although The Onion’s is the most distinctive of them, followed by David Hayward’s.   [Read more...]

Is That Star Trek Uniform Blue and Black or Gold and White?

Making a Star Trek contribution to the blue and black dress debate seemed an appropriate tribute to Leonard Nimoy. [Read more...]

Leonard Nimoy Lived Long and Prospered

Leonard Nimoy has passed away, at age 83. Tributes are appearing far and wide. The character of Spock on Star Trek is obviously his most famous role, and the commitment to logic without emotion, and yet the forging of friendship and self-sacrifice, coupled with the ideology of Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, offered a worldview that, [Read More...]

John Locke Picard

I was looking for pictures to go in posts I have been writing about LOST, and I found the one above, as well as the one below, which comes from a t-shirt. [Read more...]

Starfleet Business as Usual

This is how we dress for meetings on October 31th at Butler University. I liked that the redshirt t-shirt had a warning label on the back: [Read more...]

Data

from XKCD. See also the more recent cartoon on where birds go when it rains.   [Read more...]

All Are Welcome Here

A friend shared these photos of the sign outside his church on Facebook. He was inspired by a sign I shared on this blog!   [Read more...]


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