Star Trek : Miri

Here‘s the Guide for Parental Units of Geeks

This is a short one.

The planet is full of children who are all dying and absolutely refuse to admit it. There is overwhelming evidence that their lives will end when they reach puberty. Given the centuries that have passed before any of them must endure puberty, they assume it will never happen to them.

Of course, it’s already affecting them. Miri, the oldest child among them, is nearing womanhood. The strange purple rash has begun to affect her skin. Hiding it doesn’t change what it will do to her. She is going to die. Yet the other children still refuse to believe it. They’d sooner shout and chant and bully and fight.

Christ entered the leper communities, healing and touching souls and bodies.

I’m keeping this review brief because I want to make one simple point: sin is the purple rash that causes death for every single one of us.

Ignoring sin, denying sin, or fighting against the One revealing it to you will not stop its onslaught.

Ignoring the purple rash, denying the purple rash, or fighting against the one revealing it to you will not stop its onslaught.

Kirk entered the sci-fi version of a leper community. Taking on the disease of the people he wanted to save. They rejected him.

Think of how frustrating and foolish Michael J Pollard’s character was. That is what you – and I – do every time we deny that we are sinners. Every time we ignore the fact that we’re going to die, we may as well lift a club to beat Captain Kirk with. Every time we shout at Christ, or His missionaries, about our innocence, you may as well be screaming that you’ll never get that purple rash.

The world is broken, just as broken as the world of the Onlies was. Just as the Onlies did not have the cure themselves, neither do we have a cure for our problem. For the Onlies, there was a hero who descended from the sky, telling them the truth.

Reject the solution provided, and you will die:

Accept the hero and his solution, and you will not only live, you will also join in his mission:

Phil Morris in Miri and in Star Trek III. (I like to think he’s playing the same character.)


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