MY inspiration for joining the group is a quote from the show, "Firefly" by River Tam to the preacher named Book.


"Firefly: Jaynestown (#1.4)" (2002)

Book:   What are we up to, sweetheart? River Tam:   Fixing your Bible. Book:   I, um... [alarmed] Book:   What? River Tam:   Bible's broken. Contradictions, false logistics - doesn't make sense. [she's marked up the bible, crossed out passages and torn out pages] Book:   No, no. You-you-you can't... River Tam:   So we'll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God's creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a problem. Book:   Really? River Tam:   We'll have to call it early quantum state phenomenon. Only way to fit 5000 species of mammal on the same boat. [rips out page]
Book:   River, you don't fix the Bible. River:   It's broken. It doesn't make sense.

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Comment by Jon T on February 25, 2012 at 2:39am

Suzi, you have made an excellent point for joining. I had all but forgotten the brief glow of Firefly. Thank you.

Comment by Jon T on February 25, 2012 at 2:31am

Thank you, Loren, It sounds like Fox is out of touch or is more focused on leading the parade by telling people what is right and what is wholesome for America. Either way Firefly was the perfect fill in the vacuum of space related Sci-Fi. It is regrettable that it landed in then hands of Fox to be killed. I wish the contracts would contain a production clause that would revert ownership so it could be produced else were to protect the art for the public.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 24, 2012 at 6:23am

Fact is, Jon, Fox screwed up Firefly BADLY.  They didn't show the episodes in order and barely promoted the show at all.  Then, after airing 11 episodes, they canned it.  Not long after, they released the four-DVD set of the 14 shows that had been produced ... whereupon it became one of the hottest selling items on Amazon EVER.

Fox ain't just stupid about news, people.  In places, Fox is stupid, PERIOD.

Comment by Jon T on February 24, 2012 at 4:26am

I thought Firefly would be a sure thing, but at that time no one was wanting to rebel against any ruling body in the name of freedom, and I guess Firefly seemed to promote ideas of lost independence at a wrong time.

Comment by Jon T on February 24, 2012 at 4:18am

Book:   River, you don't fix the Bible. River:   It's broken. It doesn't make sense. The simple truth that underlays the complex apologetics that try desperately to hide it from observable reality as lies abscess like a boil to remove truth from reason.

Comment by Suzi Rhae on February 23, 2012 at 11:27am

Hi all, glad you liked the post. I try to rent both the Firefly series and the movie Serenity about once a year on Netflix...Have a happy day, Suz

Comment by Daniel young on February 23, 2012 at 3:26am

I loved that show, to bad it was cut.

That particular part, I also remember well. I think she summed it up fairly well.

Comment by thewoodenwand on February 23, 2012 at 12:06am

Using the bible as a history book is the same as using Grimm's Fairy Tales, Faith in anything set in stone is admitting you can not grow as a person.

Comment by Steph S. on February 22, 2012 at 11:13pm
Oh Firefly - love it - awesome show! I have it on DVD.
Comment by Loren Miller on February 22, 2012 at 8:37pm

Leave it to Joss Whedon (yet another atheist!) to put stuff like that out there!

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