Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Wadjda, Apr 7, 2014.
From Star Trek of course. Let's try to keep arguments about religion to the minimum.
It has to be from Trek? Too bad -- I was gonna nominate this guy.
Though humanity would never bow to a single godlike creature together, if we had to pick one, I'd pick the Founders. So long as you bow to their will (and no war is going on that may result in the Federation needing to send ships) the Founders are kind to their subjects.
Based on every godlike being we've seen, I'd say none of them.
Are the Organians that bad?
After ENT turned them into body stealers? Yes.
The Organians were relatively benign, but also didn't seem all that interested in shaping anyone. If Kevin Uxbridge was a good example of the Douwd, then they appear to have a pretty centered moral compass as well. Just don't murder any of their wives.
But if Q is to be believed, what would be the point of following any of them? According to him, humanity is already well on its way to becoming just that.
What about the Prophets? The Bajorans seem pretty happy with them.
The Great Bird of the Galaxy.
He did create the Trek universe (with help).
Roddenberry's fantasy of planets where scantily clad people spend all day screwing their brains out makes him a borderline candidate, but I'd balk at saying he has godlike powers.
I think that is always the great misconception. You would be enslaved, even if the chains are invisible.
Only those who disagree with the regime will get into trouble you say? Well, you'd be going to badly miss your right to disagree pretty soon.
What ... with his glittering Toga and sandals, Apollo would surely be a hit with Liberals.
Until you get to the "kill a deer" part.
It's a terrible thing, being led around by the nose ...
KESSSSSSSS!!!! Though I doubt she would be inclined to take on that role.
For all the entities we've seen I'd say the Prophets. They're the only ones who are both nice to people and not obnoxious tricksters. At worst they'll leave you alone, at best they'll protect you and guide you to a personal catharsis.
The Founders don't hurt people who go along with them? The innocent civilians in the Cardassian city they blew up beg to differ. It's true if every single person on your planet goes along they might not hurt you, but if there is a single troublemaker they will punish your entire civilization.
Looks good on paper, but they are already playing God to the Bajorans. Would they really want to take on the role for another humanoid race?
I'd go with Nagilum. Why? It'd be harsh, but we'd advance alright. I'd think he'd have a viewpoint not unlike the Shadows in Bab-5: evolve through conflict, or die. I like that.
I don't know if Nagilum's powers extend much outside that pocket universe he was operating in (or through?), but most folks consider him in the "godlike" club.
Just going with the thread title. Star Trek humans would never go along with it.
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