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Old September 11 2013, 02:56 PM   #144
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Re: The Reality of Star Trek

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Maybe the Prime Directive isn't looking so bad and heartless after all?
In the 23rd century, or least as it was applied by Kirk, the prime directive made a large degree of sense. As Picard employed it, it was in fact heartless and showed cowardliness on the part of the society that hid behind it.
Exactly as I see it. In TOS I thought the prime directive was a good and pretty smart thing to have. TNG turned it, as you said, into something they usually hid behind to avoid any hard decisions.

Religion extremist and fundamentalists think that humanity has gone from better to worse
Quite the opposite, certainly many Christian fundamentalists have a abundant optimistic viewpoint of the present and the future, almost to the point of being Pollyanna.

That's where all that smiling comes from.

"God took the trouble to tell us eight hundred times [in the Bible] to be glad and rejoice."[/QUOTE]

Yes He did. I couldn't agree more. I am a million times more optimistic now then I was before I was a Christian.
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