Mormon vs. ancient Judaism
Where on the wiki is the discussion on this taking place? I can agree that a top level page may not be appropriate, but what is? The references I mentiion are tangiential, rather than direct, but I perceive as quite real and definite nevertheless. So if not here, where? For example, the reference to Jericho is hardly direct or exact, but is quite similar. It could also reference a persian sack of Athens, except the players aren't right. So please tell me where...thanks!
The Mormons very clearly have Jesus and other strong personalities that the cylons do not appear to have. That the cylon religion is Mormonism can only be true in the sense that it represents a stage in its history, as the Mormons claim spiritual lineage through an especial, 13th, as it happens, tribe of israel. Perhaps you mean to suggest that the cylons represent the 13th tribe of Israel, the Colonies being the first 12?
PKD remains, as we are all living in 54 CE.
- It's not just a theory; original show infused basic Mormon idea here or there. This is stated, not speculation. As for where, keep it on Cylon talk page. --Ricimer 18:14, 13 November 2005 (EST)
- regarding where--that's fine for religion, but what of other non-religious, non-cyclon types of context discussions? Like the government secrecy, fall of Jericho, etc.? I agree that TOS was all about some Mormonisms. But it was the Colonials, not the Cylons who were representing the Mormon movement to America, and the cylons were evil demons. In the new BSG, the Cylons are the ones with One True God, whereas the Colonials are Hellenic. There are obviously some similar themes, especially around the number 13 (tribes, quorums, colonies) between ancient Hebrews and their Hellenic counterparts, stemming from common North African religious ideas. But the Hebrews were unique in their adoption of a One True God, occurring sometime during the time of enslavement by the Egyptians.
- That's all very fascinating, and it belongs in the references page I linked above. Create a new section to discuss religion exclusively if you feel so compelled. --April Arcus 18:50, 13 November 2005 (EST)