Unpopular opinion time (super alpha no pony edition)

Meanlucario
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Time to get spooky
@SleepySteve
So according to you, Star Wars is an allegory to Christianity? And Lucas used a lot of imagery and ideas from things, not just religion. That’s like saying Pokemon is bad because Arceus is a reference to God.
Cosmas-the-Explorer
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Explorer in Training
@SleepySteve
When it comes to the war aspect Star Wars has a different focus. If we are talking about the original trilogy, Star Wars was less about worldbuilding than an character based adventure. It’s apples to oranges.
And while not explicitly just Christian as it had some Buddhist themes and Joseph Campbell’s book’s influence, it is definitely more spiritual. But I don’t think there is anything wrong with creating a world where those things are the focus. Some people like the mystical presence that can be found in fantasy. And I think the force can give a chance to explore characters more and to provide a cool world.
Not everyone wants a pure sci fi world just as not everyone wants a mystical world.
Meanlucario
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!

Time to get spooky
Honestly, people with a hateboner for religion are worst than bible-thumpers. At least it’s fun to give the latter aneurysms when I point out the contradictions between their actions/beliefs and what’s in the book they swear by.
Zincy
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In Vino Veritas
As far as I’m concerned, the last 20 minutes of DS9 (and all the Ki When stuff) were all happening in Dukat’s head as he sat in a Dominion prison on Cardasia Prime.
SleepySteve
Duck - Believes in a quack for a quack. Not a fan of being civil to others.
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).

Apples and Pears
Tellingly, DS9 didn’t have any involvement from Roddenberry (he died before it was conceptualized), and Roddy was noted for his distaste towards religion (I believe he famously vetoed NBC’s attempts to insert Christian characters into TOS).
Personally, I have little desire for any Star Trek works that don’t have Roddy’s fingerprints. At this point CBS/Paramount are just trying to make it Star Wars 2.0 and are giving middle fingers to everyone critical of that.
SleepySteve
Duck - Believes in a quack for a quack. Not a fan of being civil to others.
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).

Apples and Pears
Ireland is not culturally aligned with the West because the West was all-in on England’s attempt to outbreed the Irish out of existence.
Meanlucario
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!

Time to get spooky
@SleepySteve
Having religious themes and references is far from the only difference in Star Wars and Star Trek. I honestly starting to doubt you even watched Star Wars and think it’s just the bible in space at this point. And Honestly, religious people sci-fi isn’t out-of-place like you think it is. Mass Effect has both Ashley (a straight up christian) and Dr. Suvi Anwar (an agnosticism scientist), and they fit in just fine.
@SleepySteve
Seeing as Poland mythology was seen as exotic, it’s much moreso a case of the scope of what we think of with Europe is way too small.
Beth
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In digital purgatory
@Meanlucario
Claiming that every aspect of religion is inherently bad just muddies the water for debates about the real issues of religion.
Claiming it’s all bad just alienates people, and doesn’t fix anything. Empathy is important.
It’s the same when bible thumpers can’t see the good in autonomy of thought. Skepticism and freewill should make religion stronger, otherwise you might have a cult.
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