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Religion and Doctor Who Day

Some could argue that any fandom is a religion of sorts.

We worship at the feet of the supreme being or entity in which ever universe we adore – the Jedi, Starfleet, the Time Lords.

We have our god or gods and saints, both fictional – Luke Skywalker, Spock, Picard, the Doctor, Rassilon, and real – George Lucas, Gene Roddenberry, Tom Baker, David Tennant, Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat.

We all have our devils or demons or evils – Darth Vader, Khan, the Klingons, the Master, Steven Moffat.

We all have those tenets every fan believes in – using the Force, that the Prime Directive should always be questioned, the Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Big Ball of Stuff-ness that is Time itself.

So then does that mean we are all part of a religion, despite what other faith we may or may not ascribe to?

Religion?

The University of Manchester will be discussing the role religion plays in the universe of Doctor Who at their upcoming Religion and Doctor Who Day.
Over the show’s long history on television religion and religious themes have consistently been a subject of interest. From early depictions of Buddhism and paganism to recent years in which the show has been accused of being both messianic and overtly Atheistic, religion has always played an important role on Doctor Who. Topics discussed will range from the show’s treatment of demons to its portrayal of Buddhism and its use a tool in teaching Religious Studies in school and universities.
The event at the University’s John Rylands Library will be held 2nd November and is open to the public. The event is free but registration is required as space is limited. For more information, visit the University’s Events website.

(via Patheos)



About

Rebecca is new to the Who world, having only recently watched the entire new series in a span of 8 days. She is no stranger to sci-fi though, being a life long Trekkie and has vague memories of seeing the 4th Doctor on US television as a child. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she is a fan of pop culture and loves movies and books so much she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She also likes to make attempts at various forms of art including photography and painting. Rebecca is currently working her way through as many classic serials and as many books related to the show that she can find and wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.


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