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  • Of course there's human religion in Star Trek! Chakotay had that supposedly-mayan-pseudo-native-american belief system with the spirit guides and whatnot.

    Only European-decended humans have no religion in Star Trek. :)
    • An interesting contextual note: one of the main writers for DS9 was Ronald Moore [wikipedia.org] (who apparently has taken to looking hip with his long haior since I last saw him interviewed), who is the executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, which also features a sympathetic portrayal of religion.

      Of course, DS9 had religion prominently featured before he got there, and BSG had religion prominently featured in its first incarnation decades ago, so it's not like it's all him. Here's an interesting quote [liberalvaluesblog.com] from him about
      • Oh, and while I respect what he did with religion, I do not at all respect what he did wrt the Iraq War in BSG. It was ham-handed nonsense. Basically, if you've not seen it: the humans were the Iraqis who did things like suicide bombs at a police graduation ceremony, and other terrorist attacks, and the Cylon overlords were the evil American oppressors, and it was just really terribly lame.