Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thoughts on Caprica

I have been watching the new SyFy series Caprica, the prequel to Battlestar Galactica. As many of you are probably aware, polytheism is the major religious understanding of the humans. The developers of the series specifically utilize the Hellenic and Roman names for the Gods. However, some of the mythoi/practices are far different (Athena's Tomb? human sacrifice for Hekate?).
The really interesting thing about Caprica; however, is the explanation of how the Cylons became monotheistic. And, of course, the answer is Dualism/light vs dark/ultimate good vs ultimate evil -- all of which is a false paradigm latched on by a troubled adolescent who thinks that there is an ultimate capital-T truth. She thinks that a virtual world is the same as the physical world. Sorry, little girl, there is no such thing, never has been, never will be. The virtual world of your head-set is pornography, a very one-sided, jaded, psychopathic vision of someone who is very twisted. So, you are murdered by your friend who has become a religious terrorist for the One, the ultimate good. BAH!
However, your Father does not understand that he is NOT a God and decides to bring you back. He finds your virtual recreation. However, this recreation has all the adolescent stupidity of the original, even though you were "brilliant." His hubris in not letting you cross the Styx will bring almost utter ruin to humanity. Is THIS what you REALLY wanted, little girl?

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