Some science fiction stories imagine a future without religion and without any belief in the supernatural, thereby expressing the secularist's dream that humanity will outgrow such things. Is science fiction the enemy of religion? Other sf is more friendly to religion, making room for priests and gods along with robots and aliens. As I've suggested before, the reimagined Battlestar Galactica is one case in point. But what do religious folks think about science fiction? Opinions vary.
First, a representative from the alarmist camp.
A more thoughtful reflection, but still very much a cautionary tale -- and one that seems not to take notice of the genre's wide sweep. (I've mentioned this one before.)
A balanced view, perhaps?
And for a couple of suggestions that the relationship may be a rather promising one, consider...
Margaret Atwood meets Karen Armstrong on NPR.
How Science Fiction Found Religion
What do you think? Is there some kind of tension between (a certain kind of) speculative fiction and (a certain kind of) religious belief?