Über die Weltraumreligionen

Auf einigen Profinichtversteherseiten, die gerüchteweise eher der einen als irgendwelchen anderen Parteien nahestehen sollen, findet man in unregelmäßigem Abstand folgendes Foto aus der mutmaßlichen Zukunft

Pro Austria: "Dieser Witz ist ohne Worte"

Pro Austria: „Dieser Witz ist ohne Worte“

Während die meisten Witze nur dann witzig sind, wenn man sie versteht, ohne dass es einem erklärt wird, ist der „Witz“ hinter dem betexteten 60erjahrefoto garkeiner.

Wir befragen beispielsweise die allwissende Müllhalde, die uns flugs belehrt:

Roddenberry was raised as a Southern Baptist but considered himself a humanist and agnostic. According to Ronald D. Moore, Roddenberry „felt very strongly that contemporary Earth religions would be gone by the 23rd century„. According to Brannon Braga, Roddenberry made it known to the writers of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation that religion and mystical thinking were not to be included, and that in Roddenberry’s vision of Earth’s future, everyone was an atheist and better for it. He stubbornly resisted the effort of network execs to put a Christian chaplain on the crew of the Enterprise. It would be ludicrous, he argued, to pretend that all other religions would have become obliterated by this point, or that such a cosmopolitan people would impose one group’s religion on all the rest of the crew.

oder lesen andernorts nach

I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will — and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.

(auch auf wikiquote dokumentiert) und

No, there was no consideration in giving humans, talking about God, or talking about those types of things. We wanted to avoid it to be quite frank. But we did very often explore theology through alien characters. Which frankly is much more interesting anyway. Whether it was the Bajorans and their religion or the Borg and their religion. They had the religion of perfection. That, I think, was more interesting. We want to keep Star Trek secular. The human facet of Star Trek secular. (Braga)

gefolgt von einer Liste von Star Trek-Religionen.

Weiters auf Memory Alpha

In Gene Roddenberry’s imagining of the future […] religion is completely gone. Not a single human being on Earth believes in any of the nonsense that has plagued our civilization for thousands of years.

Auch GoodReads führt einige Roddenberry-Zitate an, allerdings ohne die für uns erforderlichen Belege.

Die British Humanist Association erzählt

But Gene Roddenberry thought it would be illogical to have a Christian funeral for Mr Spock (when he was was temporarily “killed”), and he wanted us to realise that our values and ideas do not depend on religious dogma. He pointed out that it was illogical to expect everyone from Earth and other planets to share the same beliefs in the 24th century.

Und so weiter und so weiter.

Also, falls mal wieder jemand dumm fragt

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