Gene Roddenberry’s Humanist Legacy

Gene Roddenberry's Humanist LegacyI attended the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention in August 2012. The highlight of the workshops and panels was Rod Roddenberry and John Champion’s on Gene Roddenberry’s Humanist Legacy. They talked about the underlying principles that informed Star Trek. These principles include:

* Equality
* “False God” problem
* Blind Faith
* The enemy isn’t the enemy
* Compassion
* Self determination
* Scientific answer
* Humanity’s true nature
* Freedom

These principles are often explored within Star Trek: The Original Series such as self determination with was a central theme of “The Cage” and it’s reuse in “The Menagerie” or compassion which Kirk shows in the “Arena.” What was very promising from the panel was The Mission Log, a weekly podcast that have recently started exploring these and other themes one episode at a time. My hope is to expand on some of these themes within blog on humanism.

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About William Blumberg

I engage in religious philosophy within a Pagan context. I serve on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary and the Conference on Current Pagan Studies.
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One Response to Gene Roddenberry’s Humanist Legacy

  1. Andrew says:

    All of these are interesting subjects. I would like to discus them all with you. Perhaps we should have a Google hangout. You already know I have a somewhat animalistic view on such things, but, with the potential of great human achievement. That is if we can avoid causing out own extinction

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