“There’s a reason that a favorite Christian writer, C.S. Lewis, wrote so much science fiction.”

Just when you think things can’t get any weirder… “What if Star Trek is a gift from God?”, asks James P. Pinkerton on the Fox Forum.

This article even employs “scriptural support” for the headline.  Yikes.  “Angels unawares” in the form of entertainment?  A clarification of what faith vs. works really may mean?

How about this quote:

For its part, the Israeli government puts a huge premium on military technology to keep its protective edge. That’s a policy with Biblical roots: In Psalm 144, David says, “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, which trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.” Or, as as the old Tom Lehrer song puts it, “The Lord’s our shepherd, so says the Psalm–but just in case, we gotta get a bomb.”

Don’t get me wrong.  I am continually amazed by the capabilities of modern technology.  This laptop I am typing on is an absolute marvel.  In some respects, the gizmos of Star Trek in days gone by are coming to fruition…ever think about how much your flip phone looks like a “communicator”?  Perhaps it won’t be long before our CAT scanners and MRI’s are reduced to the size of McCoy’s little thingy that he passed over someone’s body to diagnose illness.  We have shrunk computers from a room full of machines down to something that can be held in your hands (anybody remember typing in BASIC and dialing up the mainframe?).  I do agree that all this wisdom comes from God, but the author takes this premise to a whole ‘nother level.

His article concludes,

As Jesus said in Mark 9:23, “Everything is possible for the person who believes.” So let’s put some faith in the message of “Star Trek”–and get to work.

Oh, my.


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