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Thursday, October 22, 2009

My First Blog Prompt!

Today, because I can, I’m writing to you...the people who read this blog. If you don’t know what a blog prompt is, it’s a question or phrase designed to get you inspired/motivated to write a blog entry.

Last night, being the nerd that I am, I watched the finale of Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. Throughout the series, there is a very religious subtext, which I will summarize for you, and trust me, it’s at least semi-relevant.

The Bajorans are an alien race who, during the first season of DS9, are recovering from a brutal Cardassian occupation. The only real thing that keeps the Bajoran people going are what they call Prophets, or their gods. The Prophets are said to live in the Celestial Temple, somewhere in space.

The human Federation, namely Commander Benjamin Sisko, then discovers this Celestial Temple, which is a stable wormhole from one end of the galaxy to the other, meaning ships can pass through it without the wormhole then disappearing and the ships being stranded. Inside the stable wormhole live beings that become known as “Wormhole Aliens”, though the Bajoran people still believe them to be Gods, and the stable wormhole is a sort of showpiece of their greatness.

Okay, so, my question is: If you found out your God/Gods were just super advanced aliens, how would you react? Would you still treat them as deities? Would you change religions, or abandon religion altogether?
Feel free to leave a comment here with your answer, or a link to your blog. My response will come either later today or tomorrow

Pictures:
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The stable wormhole/Bajoran wormhole/Celestial Temple
2)Kira Nerys, a Bajoran

DISCLAIMER

A lot of my information is directly copy-pasted frm my own Book of Shadows, collected over the past couple of years from a variety of sourses. I try to credit where I can, and I try to paraphrase and change words around without changing meanings as much as I can.
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