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Old June 7 2013, 06:13 AM   #10
Nerys Myk
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Re: Atheism, and "Bread and Circuses"

Zameaze wrote: View Post
Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. --Gene Roddenberry

Does anyone know how Gene Roddenberry, an atheist, came to write the teleplay for "Bread and Circuses," where the bridge crew stood around fawning over the fact that the planet's residents weren't worshiping the sun, but rather the Son of God. It always seemed rather strange to me.
Perhaps that was contributed by the co-writer, Gene Coon. The episode is based on a story by John Kneubuhl.
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