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Comment 2 by KenChimp

Kirk, an atheist in the Star Trek universe (as Shatner is in real life) asks, and rightly so, "What does God need with a starship?"....

I'm delighted to find out that Bill Shatner is an atheist, but as for James T Kirk, I remember an episode of Star Trek (the original series) where some alien or other wants the Enterprise crew to worship him and his buddies as gods. Kirk's response is along the lines of, 'We only have need of the one god.' (I can't remember the exact words.)

Something must have happened to him, probably around the same time his hair turned curly, to make him into an atheist.

In that sense, we're not banished from the "garden", but consigned to the garden made fruitful by physical properties of matter and energy through natural selection, and by our own understanding and design, as we continue our journey back to the stars from whence we came.

That's all the possibility I need to be content.

Nicely put. Now where did I leave my Genesis Device?

(This is what I love about the internet, and about life in general: sooner or later, it always comes back to Star Trek.)

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:26:26 UTC | #865958