“Science fiction” is equal to “science” plus “faith”—today’s science fiction is tomorrow’s reality

What task could be more difficult for a writer who lived before the times of the biblical characters, Moses and Joshua, to imagine and write about, than an epic tale of the Red Sea being divided for such a long period of time that multitudes of people passed through it without getting hurt?

Or, what could be more challenging for a writer who lived in a godless and scientifically-unknowledgeable era to do than to think and write about a tale of the Sun standing still (or was it actually the Earth’s movement around the Sun that was halted?) until one nation used its enormous light to see its enemies and defeat them all?

Moreover, what task would be more difficult for a writer who lived after Moses and Joshua (but before the time of Jesus) to think about and do, than to write about a person who could walk on water, turn water into wine, feed 5,000 people with only 5 loaves of bread, and also feed 4,000 people with only 7 loaves of bread—amongst other uncountable miraculous acts?

If one compares past records of miraculous events in religious texts with many stories in so-called science fiction movies, there won’t be a great deal of difference to notice between the two; this is due to the fact that all of them radiate great faith that defies natural logic.

If one removes the GOD-factor from the events in the Bible, and plays/acts them on screen, the “miracles” from Bible stories, and the scenes in science fiction movies, could both be easily married together and placed in the same boat called “fiction”.

In most cases, over the ages, it would have been noticed that science fiction movies—which show stories of “impossibilities”—actually foretell many future possibilities and realities that have been/are being worked upon by scientists.

And in the same vein that great events in the Bible and other religious texts defied logic, so do stories of science fiction writers defy logic as well, over and over again—but a number of events in their stories/writings do turn into reality.

So there seems to be no need for any assumption that science fiction movies are aimed at driving people’s imaginations wild, and influencing them to think about events that will never happen in future.

The only difference between the realities/possibilities in Bible, and the fictions/impossibilities in science fiction movies, is that the former have materialised, while the latter are yet to materialise.

Furthermore, the similarity between the realities/possibilities in the Bible, and the fictions/impossibilities in science fiction movies, is that after some time, they all materialised, or they will all materialise—generally speaking, whatever anybody thinks about and believes in, will materialise after some time.

If anyone who is actually in their right senses, conceives and believes in anything in their heart, then thoughts about “fiction” would never arise—and all things will be/are possible.

This will be quite easy to agree with/understand if one’s thoughts are in harmony with these words of faith that were uttered by Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago:

“For verily I say unto you, That ‘whosoever’ shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have ‘whatsoever’ he saith”.

With this statement, coupled with the greatness of its author, it might be unfair to label all written events as fiction, especially in cases where writers or authors didn’t have any intention for their utterances to be interpreted as such.

Examples of impossible scenes people often label as “fiction” in “science fiction” movies

Yes you can see people walking through walls in science fiction (sci-fi) movies.

And even though I haven’t watched a sci-fi movie in which someone walked on water, I believe that Jesus walked on water—and that he could have walked through walls if he decided to do just that.

But anyone might state that Jesus could walk on water because he’s more powerful than everyone—he is the Son of GOD. At this junction, it would help to remind us about how powerful Jesus thinks everyone is, when he made this same statement:

“For verily I say unto you, That ‘whosoever’ shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have “whatsoever” he saith”.

Also, in sci-fi (science fiction) movies you can see people building space-ships (or star-ships) that travel faster than the speed of light.

Yet again, in sci-fi (science fiction) movies you can see people reading other people’s minds, becoming invisible, moving objects with the power of their minds, and moving their bodies at a flash from one position to another distant one.

Furthermore, you can see invisible shields, cities hanging on the skies—and a host of other events that defy logic.

Just like many people were inspired by religious texts, many scientists were inspired by science fiction and became great scientists

The great astronomer Edwin Hubble was fascinated and inspired by the prophetic and futuristic works of Jules Verne which you can read a bit about in Prophets of technology, or prophets of GOD?.

Edwin Hubble was so deeply influenced by the works of Jules Verne, that he chose a career in science after he disobeyed his father’s wishes and abandoned a promising career in law—eventually, he became the greatest astronomer of the 20th century.

Carl Sagan, a recognized astronomer and bestselling author who got inspired to work in space science after reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “John Carter of Mars” novels—and like John Carter, Sagan dreamt of exploring not only Mars, but Venus as well.

A couple of other scientists drew inspiration from the lives of more than one individual writer.

Conclusion

If people have gotten so acquainted with miraculous tales in the Bible and other religious/spiritual texts, that they can’t notice that a bit of fiction might have existed before the great events recorded in the texts occurred, then there will continue to be a general notion that “science fiction” movies are just “fiction”, and will always remain false/fake.

By assuming every thought or written word is “fiction”, we could end up limiting ourselves if we’re really interested in achieving impossibilities, or making the impossible become possible.

As much as the GOD-factor is important in life, one has to add faith to the reality or science they believe in; whether any addition ends up producing results that could make people call it fiction or not, is another food for thought for another day.

In order to embrace the lifestyle of those who believe in impossibilities, people would have to grow up and look at fiction from a more positive perspective—regardless of profession and beliefs.

To make this easier, the practical things of life can be combined with having faith in a greater future.

42 comments

  • I greatly admire what you’ve written here, Ihagh! I can’t recall anyone ever drawing parallels like this, but it simply makes too much since to ignor. Of Course, this is exactly what’s true. In faith of what we can conceive as stated in the Bible and in history (both separately and together) it is exactly as you surmise.

    About faith and what you have said here, something of what Jesus said was instantly sparked and remembered from the New Testament, and I bet you already know it

    John 14:10-13. It strongly implies faith (when Jesus mentions “Believest and Believe). Jesus speak of He and The Father (the Father in him). In vs. 11 he ask to believe in the works of the father “OR” believe in the works themselves. I wonder if he implies that God is already in us so it doesn’t matter that we can do the works of Jesus…and even more than those works because it is by The Father that they are already done…or may be done…or will be done.

    As to the AIM of any works equal to or greater than The Christ, I believe (concretely think) our faith IS essential; especial faith in “Good” works like what you did here in this article.

    Thank you so much for this…thank you…in Faith and peace! “Good Work[s].”

    John 14:
    10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

    11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

    12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

    13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

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    • Ian, thanks a million for your encouraging comment, and detailed contribution; I really enjoyed the exposition on what Christ said regarding how much greater we can achieve than he did…the almighty GOD won’t be pleased with us if we don’t have faith (it think 🤔 Hebrews 11: 6, or so)…

      it’s a great lesson for us… it saddens me to see that for whatever reason, many people are not aware about this ability we all have within; worse still is many won’t agree with it

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      • Ihagh,

        In a sense, I really understand why you would be sad. Sad, angry; unkind…thoughtless are some things humans do in not knowing as much as we could of creation; even when they see creation right in front of them [us], and even as we see a potential demise.

        In faith (and to be honest), I don’t get very upset anymore as I hear the laments of any that strive in not knowing or in denial of one another…or between sides of different degrees of not knowing of the other side; or their denials of what the other contributes.

        If it is a fair “fight” as in how many democracies work, then it is the strident arguments between oppositions that contributes, ultimately, to how our future unfolds. For instance between capitalists and green-leaning “Opposites,” the strident rhetoric between them is what each side aware of each other’s point…and passion, and heart and mind and willingness…as each strides forward; each allowing or pushing back the other … back and forth. It’s how we got where we are today? Not too fast; not too slow; but ultimately forward, and I think you beautifully pointed that out, too.

        Time is always the issue. You referred to history! Let’s be of one mind in our endeavor to see it through…in all our capabilities…and keep the faith, My Friend.

        Abide in Christ…do as he did…and more!

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        • thank you for detailed comments; I picked a major point, a lesson that ran through your comment: people have always had faith but probably the issue is that it hasn’t always worked, as believed…this is true…

          on the other hand, faith in human affairs has many sides to it, often mixed with selfishness, corruption and other negatives which have always lied deep in human societies and democracies, in one form or another…

          the awesome ways in which is faith employed in science in the western world, and spirituality especially in the eastern world, is astounding, and shows that something is different between nations that practice different political systems… also, some citizens believe/lean more on their countries than on the power of their hearts/minds; the reverse is also true… differences everywhere because of either the material or spiritual foundations laid in past generations of each nation…

          well no matter what, as you said, let’s keep the faith…

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  • Just as God chooses different individuals to witness his Word and show us applications to our world today, God has chosen different individuals such as Hubble and Sagan to push the limits of man’s knowledge and imagination.

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    • thanks for such a great comment 👍👍✌️…whichever side anybody decides to lean on in life—the word of GOD or science—GOD has given leaders of thought and great imagination to inspire humanity

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  • Perhaps the greatest miracle is the fact that billions of things had to happen just the way they did for thousands of years in order for me to exist.

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    • Yea Bryan, in fact I think about the things that the unknown uncountable things that could have transpired in order for me to be alive; honestly, I think about this almost every few minutes or hours, and raise my hand towards the heavens and thank GOD I am conscious in this wonderful creation…

      please I would like you to check your spam folder in case my comments on your posts are there… I have noticed my comments don’t appear on your posts… I made a comment on your latest post, and I feel you haven’t seen it….

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      • Thank you. I checked spam and there is nothing there. I am unsure of what is happening to your comments but I appreciate your frame of reference greatly.

      • Thank you. I found your comments and appreciate them greatly. I like your reference frame and subject matter.
        Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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        • you’re welcome…I dont know whether you’re following my blog or not (as in the follow button); but in case you do, please unfollow me, then follow me again, and my comments will likely stop going into your spam folder—I just learnt about this from a fellow blogger’s post yesterday…

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  • This is the classic product a very creative mind. I can only imagine the thought process committed to deliver the unique flavor of this Post. I’d have never thought there are similarities between Science and Faith until I read this. Ironically, both concepts have mostly disagreed on issues, yet you have been able to seamlessly draw the attention of any Reader to their similarities with this Post. Fantastic work Ihagh.

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  • Hello G. T.,
    I agree that sci-fi does predict the future in a way that no other genre does. It does work like the Bible in that a story unfolds before its time.
    Thank you,
    Gary
    On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 7:01 AM Motivation & Environment wrote:
    > Ihagh G. T. posted: “What task could be more difficult for a writer who > lived before the times of the biblical characters, Moses and Joshua, to > imagine and write about, than an epic tale of the Red Sea being divided for > such a long period of time that multitudes of people pas” >

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  • Fascinating post, Ihagh G.T. I enjoy your blog because it has a lot of substance to it and it is very informative. 🙂

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  • Hi Ihagh, Are you familiar with Jordan B Peterson? Check out his YouTube channel and biblical lectures if you really want to go down the rabbit hole on combining science and religion. All the best.

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  • Really fascinating post…

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