The Apostasy of Star Trek

By Jim Allen

Spock, a character in Star Trek played by Leonard Nimoy, is famous for saying, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Is this famous line biblical or does it carry a theme that changes world opinion about God and Christianity? The answer may surprise you.

When God the Father sent Jesus to die on the cross, He sent a clear message that loudly proclaimed the needs of the many do outweigh the needs of the few. In this instance, the needs of the few were the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. On Ask a Question [1], a commenter responded to Spock's renowned one-liner and said, "Many people believe the script writers paraphrased earlier philosophers and even the Bible. Aristotle said, 'The securing of one individual's good is cause for rejoicing, but to secure the good of a nation or of a city-state is nobler and more divine.' The Gospel of John preaches: 'Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perishes not' (John 11:50)." Spock's well-known one-liner, in these historical settings, appears to have originated from at least one of these sources.

However, there is a flipside to this one-liner that brings forward the dark side. "As an example, the Cambodian killing fields in the 1970s was the product of the radical worldview of Jean Paul Sartre and his teaching. The Khmer Rouge's leader Pol Pot lived out Sartre's philosophy toward the (Cambodian) people in a clear and frightening way, which was articulated in this manner: ‘To keep you is no benefit. To destroy you is no loss.' Estimates of the number of people slain under this world view are estimated between 1 and 3 million people." [2] In this particular instance, the use of Spock's phrase was reversed to mean, "The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many."

Today the world is ruled by godless men who treasure their wealth and comfort above all else, and herein the flipside lived out by Pol Pot. "It should be remembered that Satan did not come to the first couple in the Garden with an external armament or supernatural weapon; instead, he came to them with a simple idea that when embraced would condemned them and the rest of humankind." [3] Star Trek and other forms of entertainment have the power to plant innocent ideas that appear noble but are in fact Trojan horses seeking entry into the soul.

Following are three simple ideas from John Petrie's Collection of Star Trek Quotes that seem innocent but are in fact laced, in my opinion, with the potential to promote evil in ways never imagined
  • The first is from Star Trek –Deep Space Nine – "Facets" – Jadzia Dax: "If you don't mind, I'd like to borrow your bodies for a few hours." [4] Personally, I find this line from Star Trek disturbing. It reminds me of another time when bodies were borrowed, but for more than a few hours. Auschwitz was the most notorious extermination camp in Poland during World War II. Josef Mengele, a physician at Auschwitz, directed and participated in atrocious experiments involving adults and children. The experiments were many and included drug testing, tolerance to heat and cold, amputations and other merciless surgeries. Survivors of cruel and inhumane experiments were most often killed and disposed of in an equally cruel and horrid fashion. [5] I am sure Mengele told his victims he would like to borrow their bodies and during the experiment expressed his appreciation for their contribution to science.
  • The second is Star Trek – Deep Space Nine – "Homefront" – Worf: "Our gods are dead. Ancient Klingon warriors slew them a millennia ago. They were...more trouble than they were worth." [6] This line is definitely a thought that nudges up to the emerging New World Order. During the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a vote was taken to add all references to God and Jerusalem back into the platform language. When the vote was still evenly split after three attempts to pass the amendment, the convention chairperson said, "In the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative and the amendment is passed." Half of the delegates exploded in rage expressing their contempt for the decision. Although not an isolated incident, it reveals a troubling trend towards godless leadership in America.
  • The third is from Star Trek – Deep Space Nine – "Improbable Cause" – Garak: "The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination." [7] This line from Star Trek is another simple idea that comes into close alignment with the New World Order. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes unto the Father but by me" (John 14:6). Jesus and Truth are one in the same. This spoken line puts forward the idea that common people will cling to religious (simple) ideas that are illogical. This Star Trek line is offensive and one reason to keep watch for one-liners that indirectly debunk Christianity.
One person wrote to Got Questions and asked if Star Trek was created to prepare people for the New World Order. In my opinion the franchise was not. However, while simple (unexamined) ideas may appear noble, they could in reality have duplicitous meaning leading to deception with ominous consequences.

Star Trek began in the mind of a creative man who liked to imagine worlds in far-away galaxies. Just about everyone who has seen a Star Trek movie knows about Gene Rodenberry's biography and how he started writing screenplays later in life for television. For Gene, it was an innocent undertaking with no ulterior motive in mind. He was a man who loved new frontiers and to go where no man had gone before…and he did. For Gene, one thing led to another until Star Trek made its television debut in 1966. The rest is history.

In flow with Gene's imaginings, there is another frontier with eternal dimensions. It is known as the Bible, the gateway to an eternal frontier. This book, in a spiritual sense, is man's final frontier to explore the incalculable wonders of Christ and learn of the beauty and power of God in earthen vessels (2 Corinthians 4:7). To seek this frontier is to boldly go where few men have gone before (Isaiah 55:6).

1. – Ask a Question
2., 3. Read more: Got Questions - Apostasy
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5. Wikipedia – Josef Mengele – Paraphrased

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Published 10-14-13