1. mha6106 says:

    Hi Parker! Good article! It strikes me that parallel realities, if adapted as a real world faith, are a Buddhism variant (get it? Ha-ha). You keep making various choices through different lives until you hit the right one. It’s salvation by works.
    By the way, I recently wrote a blog mini-history of the pop culture multiverse. Amazingly, the first such story was written over 500 years ago! You or anyone else interested in how the concept developed in stories can join me for some nerding-out at this link on my author web site: https://minorprofitpress.com/2021/08/23/multiverses-why-are-there-so-many-spider-man-no-way-home-what-if-loki-500-years-in-the-making/

  2. Becky says:

    Great article! Thank you!

  3. Thank you for making a sound, Biblical argument against sci-fi. In a time where many sci-fi concepts ARE becoming reality–smart watches, Mars colonies–there are many others that simply cannot be true, ever, because of the Truth of God’s Word. Things like parallel universes, aliens from another planet/galaxy, time travel, etc. Nonbelievers will reject this because they have rejected God, but Christians must not foolishly blend fantasy with reality. We cannot assume something might be true when God is silent on the matter. His thoughts are not our thoughts.

    But there IS another reality, and it’s the way Christians can bring the topic home. There is a Heaven and there is a Hell, and that is an eternal reality that awaits every living soul. We would do well not to forget this.

  4. Stephen Smith says:

    Wonderful article. Made me think a lot. I do like alternate reality stories, including alternate timelines, parallel universes, time travel to the past which changes things, and other variations on the theme. Christians can write all of that and still provide moral lessons and a Christ-centered world view, but like you I draw the line when it starts bleeding into reality.

What say you?