Monday, June 16, 2008

Are cylons muslims?


So the Cylons are saying this and I quote:

  • "There is no God but God" which literally translates to لا اله الا الله
  • "There is no such thing as coincidence, God wills the universe according to his desire" which translates to لا يوجد شيء اسمه صدفه، انما يدبر الله الكون كيف يشاء
  • "There are no Gods, there is only one God" translates to لا يوجد آلهة، انما هو اله واحد


All of these themes are at the core of the Muslim faith. And the literal translation translates into verses commonly used by Muslims everyday. The first one is what you HAVE to believe as the basis for Islam.

I would assume that the writer(s) of BattleStar Galactica probably knew about this, and is(are) making Cylons talk like Muslims.

The question is why?

5 comments:

  1. They're certainly monotheistic! But they're all clones, or replicas! One thing is certain, they're one evolution above the 12 gods of Caprica! :)

    Battlestar Galactica is my most forvorite TV series! (I even remember the old one when Starbuck used to be a guy!)

    Fraks!

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  2. What the frak?! starbuck used to be a guy?? There was an old one??

    This is all fraking new to me.

    Glad to see you're a fan, its telling of your character. You are able to see into the substance despite the horrible wrapping.

    So say we all.

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  3. mmm...
    interesting!!
    Though i do not know the series...
    bs have seen some thing similar else where... basss...
    weeen ya noor weeeeeeeen :-S

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  4. What I like about this new series, is that it's totally mature. Except for season 3 I think when they land on New Caprica and they kinda lose focus of thier main goal and descend quickly into anti-war politics. The minute they justified suicide bombings, the ratings for the show went down to negative.

    The original one was AWESOME! They used to land on planets, Starbuck used to hook up with 4 eyed 4 legs chicks :) They used to have the first mechanical robot toys, even the kids were different
    Then they landed on earth, and had the coolest flying motorcycles and amazing tricks jumping atop buildings (because they're used to greater gravity on thier home world.
    It was really cool, I grew up playing with thier cards that we used to get in bulk with gum :)

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  5. or it could be this
    http://www.galacticablog.com/2006/03/are-cylons-muslims.html

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