one thing that makes me sad about startrekverse is that alongside genuinely utopian things like “in the future there will be no poverty or hunger or crimes or illness” there is also “in the future there will be no religion” like what is this a john lennon song. i am sending you my least amused face
it saddens me that apparently a utopian future involves “”transcending”” religion which apparently universally and inherently holds humanity back?? whaaat. give me a break
i dont want to imagine a utopian SPACE FUTURE which has no, like, hijabi starfleet officers, or space rabbis bickering about what counts as “sunset” when you are on a space station. or what counts as “friday” for that matter
BUT MOST OF ALL
I DONT WANT TO IMAGINE A SPACE FUTURE IN WHICH EVERYONE DOES NOT VALIANTLY PRETEND THAT THERE IS NO ONE HOME ON THEIR STARSHIP WHEN THE MORMON MISSIONARY PODS COME BEETLING BY WITH THEIR DIGITAL PAMPHLETS
AND I AM WILLING TO BET THAT YOU DONT WANT TO IMAGINE THAT EITHER
so did you like
completely forget about kahless
kinda feel like the rules of acquisition also counts
I think they mean as far as humans go.
But yeah, i always found that odd too. To some degree it’s probably because while I’m not the most devout person, I do have faith and I think there will always be a certain kind of personality that finds comfort in religion- just like there will always be a certain kind of personality that finds comfort in atheism. We each have our own paths and needs.
Seems like very selective evidence to me. What about Chakotay and his spirit animal and Sky People? What about Picard celebrating Christmas in the Nexus? What about Scotty playing “Amazing Grace” at Spock’s funeral? Just because religion doesn’t appear in every scene or rule every decision, doesn’t mean that it is absent. Don’t mistake a lack of theocracy for a lack of religion.