IT WAS TOO MUCH FUN in an earlier blog tracking the quotes of TV’s Deputy Barney Fife with the Bible, looking for connections as well as push back.
I thought I’d step it up a decade or two, looking for the same from Star Trek.
Some interactions are light-hearted, as it turns out.
Others, not so much.
Paul: Don’t go to bed angry. ( Ephesians 4:26, The Message)
Deanna Troi (ship’s counselor) to Worf (a Klingon): Do you want to tell me what’s bothering you or would you like to break some more furniture?
Job: I have never sinned by cursing anyone or by asking for revenge. (Job 31:30, NLT)
Khan to Kirk [quoting from Melville’s Moby Dick]: To the last, I will grapple with thee… from Hell’s heart, I stab at thee! For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee!
Description of Amnon, King David’s son, after raping his half-sister: He hated her now more than he had loved her before. He said to her, “Get up! Get out!” (2 Samuel 13:15, NIRV).
Spock, agreeing to let another marry his fiancée: “Ston, she is yours. You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true.”
Paul: If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. (Romans 12:18, The Message)
Scotty (ship’s engineer): The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank.
Jewish theologian: Christ was offered as a sacrifice one time to take away the sins of many people. (Hebrews 9:27, NCV)
Spock: Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Jewish historian: The Philistine army had a hero named Goliath who was from the town of Gath and was over nine feet tall. (1 Samuel 17:4, CEV)
Sulu (ship’s helmsman): Don’t call me Tiny.
God to Ezekiel: When I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, “Live!” (Ezekiel 16:6)
Data, an android: If you prick me, do I not… leak?
Men of Sodom to Lot: Where are the men [angelic messengers] who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!” (Genesis 19:5, NLT).
Kirk: You’re not exactly catching us at our best.
Stephen you are absolutely funny – Lately have you been nipping at the eggnog? LOL By the way, I am writing this with my Kindle Fire that has become my new personal Baal – I keep saying I need to study with it for my Bible study, but I keep downloading more diversions! This device is wicked and is driving me O C D crazy – I think I am in love with Mrs. Kindle; she reads to me with that sweet voice! Thank you and Blessed Advent to you Brother.
Stephen M. Miller
Thanks Wayne. Glad you’re getting the hang of the Kindle. See if that Sweet Mrs. Kindle will read you the Bible from time to time.
Merry Christmas to you and your tribe of family and friends and possibly critters.