Apocalyptic Visions: Faith, Reason and Science Fiction | National Catholic Register | Opinion

The greatest science fiction points us not merely to the stars but to the One who made the stars.

Source: Apocalyptic Visions: Faith, Reason and Science Fiction| National Catholic Register


Can we have a good sci-fi story that does not fit with Christian theology?

How about a sound Christian theology that does not fit with genuine human experience?

I pose these questions as food for thought, not to suggest my answer is entirely “yes” or “no” for either one.

To me, it seems that if God made everyone, which seems pretty self-evident, then everyone potentially has something to offer in the great theological and cosmic reality we call life.

If we just stick to our particular religion and shun everything else, things tend to get pretty arid after a while. A fresh breeze always comes from outside a house, not inside.

That’s why we may like to dwell in a certain structure but would be wise to open the windows on warm, sunny days.

Getting metaphorical here but I think most readers will get my meaning!

5 thoughts on “Apocalyptic Visions: Faith, Reason and Science Fiction | National Catholic Register | Opinion

    1. Interesting ideas… I would add that some see it more like a continuum rather than a b@w divsion between humans and animals! I knew and Indian wild dog who seemed more alert, aware and ethical than some people. She bit me once when panicking (she was painfully caught on a wire fence and I was freeing her). So I went to the doctor and got all the necessary shots (rabies, I guess). The next day, that dog came into my room and looked sooooooo apologetic. I mean, it was saying, “sorry… I was just freaked out.” And I instantly got it.

      So there’s my story for today! 😁

      That animal had ethics. 🙂

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      1. Interesting but animals do have and protect boundaries. Our friends (there was another dog) hung around the student compound because we fed them scraps. And whenever rival dogs got near, they would bark like crazy. They actually seemed to sense rivals beyond the point of normal sensing, something I wrote the parapsychologist Rupert Sheldrake about. 🙇🙇‍♀️🙇‍♂️

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