Oh the depth and confusion of the fundamentalist mind. James Pinkerton from FOX News muses on whether Star Trek is gift from God:
But seriously, what if “Star Trek” is a gift from God? If all knowledge comes from God, as we are told in Romans 11:33, then that’s where all creativity comes from, too. And also science and technological knowhow. Of course, not all knowledge, creativity, and science is put to good use, but that’s a failing of men, not God and His works.
He wonders whether we’d be better off with force fields and photon torpedoes:
Would Israel be safer if it could shoot down enemy missiles and rockets with such photon torpedoes, or block them altogether with a force field? Of course it would….
Why don’t we have force field technology?… Some might say that we will get them eventually, but maybe we need them now. Right now, and in a big way–because we are increasingly vulnerable to various kinds of weapons of mass destruction.
If Israel had photon torpedos and force fields, wouldn’t others, too? A good part of the sequences in Star Trek are people fighting, after all.
Amidst all this amusing musing, he brings it all together with the need for “faith”:
In the meantime, perhaps we need more faith–and a keener eye for hopeful indicators. Perhaps we need to recognize that these days, too, are days of wonders and miraculous signs, just as in Acts 2:43, and yet we don’t see them, or we don’t see all of them.
Sure James. Please give us some evidence of these wonders and miraclous signs we’re supposed to be seeing (apart from Star Trek, of course).
Why doesn’t the U.S. have such safekeeping, peacekeeping technology? Maybe the answer is that our leaders have not had enough faith. That’s right, not enough faith.
I think Pres. Bush had far more faith than I want in a leader, and he didn’t do too well with the peacekeeping part, did he? I can’t imagine what someone with more faith would do!
The signs [for God] are everywhere, folks. And I believe that “Star Trek,” and similar shows, are some of these signs.
You know it’s bad when Christians are offering Star Trek as evidence for God’s existence. Do I hear a scraping sound of the bottom of a barrel?