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Old September 11 2013, 02:14 AM   #26
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Re: Why are the wormhole aliens called "Prophets"?

The Prophets may be gods to the Bajorans, but to me they don't meet the criteria of being gods.

To be a god, they need to be the creator of a race, have great powers, and be immortal.

They didn't create the Bajoran people.
They have great powers, but that can be explained as very advanced technology
They might live forever, but they definitely aren't immortal since can be killed by certain types of radiation.

If I was a character in the series, I would respect the Bajoran beliefs, but would continue to think of them as wormhole aliens.
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