Oh, My Pop Culture Jesus: Religion in Star Trek

My major beef with Gene Roddenberry’s vision of Star Trek is the lack of religion in the 24th Century. The complete collapse of religious undertones in the franchise drives some of the stranger uses of science and stories.

Originally, The Original Series recognized monotheistic religions as the choice of humanity. In “Who Mourns for Adonais,” Kirk says that “mankind has no need for Gods. We find the one quite adequate.”

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