Sunday, March 27, 2011

God bless the Nerds, for someday they will be your boss.

It was a lay sermon about religion and Science Fiction that made me decide to join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula. I was amazed. Religion and Sci-Fi/Fantasy colliding? Sign me up.

Geeks and Nerds have been at odds with religion for ages. Besides the illogical nature, and lack of scientific evidence, religious people have condemned classic nerd and geek pursuits. Remember the uproar over Dungeons and Dragons? I always wondered what all the fuss was about. It was ABOUT killing evil things! (And in my opinion, most religions view God as a sort of GameMaster.) They condemn role playing in general. For a very long time, if it weren't for Role Playing I wouldn't have a social life.

And now, it's cold and rainy. I feel a Firefly marathon coming on.

May the Force be with you all.

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