I understood what you said. Sorry if I sounded like I was being contradictory--wasn't the intention. I think it was the old book The Physics of Star Trek that dealt with the religious implications of the transporter--but I could be wrong. It sounds like your friend must have problems with a lot of literature -- not just science fiction. It seems that either he believed that if a fiction writer creates characters or concepts that goes against his version of the laws of God then the writer is being heretical? Or the guy believed that it was impossible to write scenarios that went against the laws of God because God wouldn't allow that?