[LMB] OT:?stars/religion

Kirsten Houseknecht kirsten at fabricdragon.com
Mon, 22 Jul 2002 15:11:04 -0400

1. many very devout people are fascinated with the stars. and the idea of
living out there.... and devout people of many faiths. interestingly enough.
i have noted this repeatedly, especially so since most of the "old masters"
of science fiction were jewish.....many very very early science fiction
stories deal with religion and space travel. as well as more recent ones.
(and especialy the jewish stories, but not only them)  i will note that many
stories begin with the premise that religious persecution, or desire for a
theocracy, or the attempt to create a Utopia, led to the first mass

2. there are many non devout people who have no interest in exploring space.

3. i consider myself extremely devout (Pagan) and would happily emmigrate
off planet if i had the slightest chance to do so beneficially.  i
unfortunately do not beleive, in truth, that i am qualified for it, even if
colonisation opened up in the next ten years.... (although with ten years
lead time maybe i could get a degree in something useful)

4. i assume that Pete has been having one of *those* weeks.. i have had lots
of them. usually yappy little closed minds trying to stuff us all back to
the dark ages.....
kirsten at fabricdragon.com