Star Trek…I have some wonderful memories centered around this show.
When Mr. Gypsy and I were first married, we moved to the west coast of Florida. We had a darling (code word for cheap) little place on the bay side which was a two block walk to the Gulf of Mexico. At the end of every day, we would come home from work, change and head out for a walk on the beach and a swim in the Gulf. After that, we would return home, make a chocolate milkshake and watch Star Trek (Original Series). And when I say “every day” I mean e-v-e-r-y day! Those were much simpler times, remembered fondly.
There were many profound truths which were written into the dialog of the show. A lot were simply one-liners. Many came from Spock, through his logical Vulcan nature. Well…Last Friday, February 27,2015 Mr. Spock faded to black. This is my tribute to a few of those words of wisdom…(With a hat tip to Mr. Gypsy for his assistance with this entry.)
~ Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them. ~ SPOCK, Star Trek: The Original Series, “The Ultimate Computer”
Romans 7:6(ESV) But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
~ Without followers, evil cannot spread. ~ SPOCK, Star Trek: The Original Series, “And The Children Shall Lead”
Galatians 5:16-20(AMP) But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do. But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law.
~ Insufficient facts always invite danger. ~ SPOCK, Star Trek: The Original Series, “Space Seed”
2 Timothy 2:15(KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
~ It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. ~ SPOCK, Star Trek: The Original Series, “Errand of Mercy”
Colossians 3:1-2(AMP) If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
~ When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ~ SPOCK, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Matthew 19:26(ESV) But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. ~ SPOCK, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
1 John 2:2(AMP) And He [that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
Remember…Live long and prosper. ~ Spock