Battlestar Galactica Finale: In The End God?

Kenneth Hynek has a fairly comprehensive treatment of the finale of Battlestar Galactica and about the series as a whole. It includes, among other things, a recollection of a discussion he and I had about the theology of the series, once upon a time.

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  • scripto

    “It doesn’t like to be called God” and “Silly, silly, me” are the Baltar doppelganger’s last words. I don’t get it (but I liked it).

  • Angie Van De Merwe

    Panentheism is just a way to not dissolve “god” altogether. It is a way to pacify those who suffer under the hands of subversive powers and therefore, the purpose of defining “god” remains the same, which is some type of “hope’ about “what is happening”…Agnosticism seems to be more “enlightened”, as it acknowledges that we don’t know and won’t know, as we can’t know about that realm, as we live in this realm. Our commitments in the present are ours alone, and should not be deemed by some other “reason”. Personal accountability was the hallmark of natural law and order, which is what formed our government’s understanding and limited abuses of power through the matienance of humilty before power and others.

  • Reformed Baptist

    Angie,I never thought I would find myself defending panentheism to anyone, but I am going to here. I do not think that you are right about Panentheism. It is my understanding that Whitehead developed the idea because of certain problems that he saw in philosophy that simply could not be answered without the adequate metaphysical principles, which Whitehead developed in his Process Metaphysic. I, of course, could be wrong. I am sure James can correct me if I am wrong.