God or Star Trek? Let's put it another way (because I think this is an interesting question). Now some people believe in God and Some people enjoy Star Trek. Star Trek painted a very optomistic future for mankind. No poverty, everyone is equal, most diseases are cured and mankind is selflessly working for the fulfillment of himself and others. The phenomenon that is Star Trek has become a religion for some people and has changed the way they live their lives much more than, say Christianity. Sometimes people credit religion with the moral code that guides our society and might therefore in a much more general way credit religion with a bigger overall influence on their lives. Whether you believe that to be true or not, this question is more to do with how it's affected you personally on a day-to-day basis. For a superficial example, have you spent more time watching Star Trek than being in a church? In that vein I was wondering how many people have had their lives effected/influenced more by Star Trek than god? This question is more for people who believe in god than aethesist science fiction fans like me.