Acts 8 (Enterprise Edition)

Acts 8 (Enterprise Edition) May 3, 2015

Acts 8 Star Trek

Unvirtuous Abbey shared this on Facebook. This isn’t what I have pictured when I have read Acts 8. But it may be what I end up picturing from now on.

But I have thought often about the tendency of science fiction to depict miracles and gods as real, but the products of advanced technology or alien biology.

The question, of course, is whether that approach undermines the legitimacy of religion, or proves its literal truthfulness.

Or can it do both simultaneously?

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  • Andrew Dowling

    ? I’m unclear about how a science fiction depiction of a miracle would advance an idea of “literal truthfulness”

    • Think of the Star Trek episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?” In that episode, the Greek myths are basically literally true. It calls the gods “aliens” but that does not change the fact that the stories are about things that actually happened and being that actually exist. That is very different from the skeptical historical-critical approach which says that such stories probably have no basis in things that happened in history.