Resistance is Futile Posted by Robert C. Cohen on January 06, 1998 at 22:33:55:
Created By Robert C. Cohen
Jesus vs. The Borg. On first glance one might assume
that Jesus has very little chance against the
collective force of the Borg hive. But what
exactly would happen to the Borg if they absorbed Jesus?
I don't mean the question to be disrespectful,
even if I think the value in examining the question
is best revealed with a good sense of humor? The idea
of the Borg, as a race living in a collective unity, is
presented on Star Trek as a faceless nightmare taken to
an extreme. Jesus taught that a collective unity of
love would be a paradise of salvation and connection
with the Universe / God. Does the idea of collective
unity bring up both great pleasure as well as intense
fear? And what can we learn from our fear?
Is the dream or nightmare of unity ultimately
inevitable? Do we get to choose between the dream or
Remember the background music, when Riker had to
fire ship's weapons at the Borg absorbed
Picard. Imagine if Picard had to fire on a
Borg Jesus. That background music would be really
intense. "Mr. Warf. Fire!"
(Dun Dun Dun! Dun Dun Dun!) Oooh, or what if he
decided not to fire.
Or what if he didn't have to?
Relationship to the Core Wave: "Do good ideas replicate
and spread in a way similar to viruses?
If something is inside of us is it
automatically a part of us?"--r.c.c.
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