Star Trek fans, feel free to comment.
Non-Trekkies, feel free to skip this one.
Saw this gem on a blog:
Humanists are equatable to Star Fleet and the Federation. Humans working together for the betterment of mankind, striving to attain personal greatness while at the same time working towards the goals of a peaceful and just society.
Religionists are equatable to the Borg. Working together around a small set of rules, conforming to the same theology and attempting to either destroy or assimilate anything that does not fit their dogmatic mold.
Since I’m not allowed to comment on the blog anymore…
…I’ll destroy the thesis here!
Fire photon torpedoes!
The Borg are probably the most formidable opponent faced by the Federation.
They are a “hive mind” which allows them to quickly adapt to changing circumstances.
The Borg adapt during combat so Federation weapons become ineffective.
The Borg collective “assimilates” the knowledge of every species they encounter.
There are no secrets that are safe from The Borg.
They eventually absorb their enemies and make them part of the hive.
Hence the phrase, “Resistance is futile.”
It is odd for Humanists to label religious people as “Borg”.
The Borg are much more powerful than the Federation.
In the Star Trek universe, the only alien lifeform capable of vanquishing the Borg is “Q”.
“Q” is omnipotent.
The Federation needs help from Q to escape the Borg.
An all-powerful being helps the “Humanists” deal with the vastly superior “religious folks”.
Don’t you love irony?