Mr. Spock And The Christian God

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What would someone not of this Earth we live on think about how we live our lives today? Would they be impressed by our technology and our impressive military weapons? Would they be impressed that we have divided ourselves into nations and caste systems? Would they be impressed by the wealth of some and the poverty of half the planet? Or better still, would they be impressed by our worshipping of Gods or a God? Especially as 'Alien' undoubtedly passed said 'Gods' on the way through the known and unknown universes to what we consider to be the center of said universe, Gods green and blue Earth.

Okay, so most of us are fortunate enough to be familiar with Spock from the Star Trek phenomena of Gene Roddenberry. Spock has no axe to grind; he doesn't have any emotions for the most part!

In 1975 in the unproduced film script, The God Thing, Spock offered his valuable thoughts on God. I have always been impressed by his thoughtful comments, and I add them below as an unbiased view from our friendly neighborhood alien.

"If this is your God, he's not very impressive.

He has so many psychological problems; he's so insecure. He demands worship every seven days. He creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes.

He is a pretty poor excuse for a Supreme Being."

— Spock, The God Thing, 1975

Maybe when you have traveled where no one has gone before, your views on Supreme Beings are tainted? After all, Spock has probably seen it all.

At times like this, I am reminded of Spock's last words as he lay dying. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Now wouldn't that be a great world to live in? A God that cares about the many and not the few. Yes, before you say it . . . God says He is all about the many; however, His many are generally old white guys to who you are supposed to give your money, right?

I think Spock was right; God is not impressive. He may be special. But, and here's the big But . . .

1 — God loves you so much . . . that He created Hell just in case you don't love Him back!

2 — God needs a lot of human money; maybe God could make His own.

3 — God has His priorities wrong; would a real God build a Catholic Cathedral or a Mormon Temple instead of clothing the homeless and desperate?

4 — God is so short of money that His churches don't have to pay taxes!

5 — God loves everybody, except if you're gay or a democrat.

6 — God so loved the world; He drowned everyone except . . .

7 — God gave his valiant spirits mortal bodies. . . except the unfaithful or non-valiant spirits were given racial or physical limitations. It doesn't seem fair.

8 — God gave Jesus healing powers, yet the hospitals are full? So are the cemeteries.

9 — God has an angel with a flaming sword, yet He never stopped Hitler, Stalin, or Mao?

10 — God needs lots of gold too inside His fancy houses . . . yet the people starve.

11 — God made sloths crawl 5,700 miles from South America to the Middle East for Noah?

12 — God made all those poor little penguins walk from Antarctica for Noah too?



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Steve Arrowsmith MA

Steve Arrowsmith MA


I live &write on two continents ⚽🏈 teacher, coach, and writer. Religious cults/Mormonism are my main interests. Contact me at