The Christian messiah, Jesus, has a series of "I am" statements in the New Testament of the Bible. Some are much more religious than others, but it's there. His second attorney, Romo Lampkin, survives a similar attempt on his life. (Not sure.) Joseph Smith and Gaius were both politicians. Meanwhile, the real-life Six disappears from Galactica and is nowhere to be found. One of them will be Jesus, or given the interest in Starbuck's reproductive system, possibly the mother of Jesus. Cult of Cthulhu 2018. After Baltar wins over everyone except Paula, Head Six tells him "We can get guns." Click here to remove banner ads from this forum. Conclave leader Obal Ferras questions Willow's motives, asking Clarice if she wants to serve God or be God herself. This is his latest home on teh internets - where he stores his swear words, when he's not hurling them at the sun in vain. Baltar then begins illegal wireless broadcasts to the fleet of his religious speeches and his popularity grows. In a deleted scene (TRS: "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I"), Elosha states that the exodus from Kobol was precipitated when "one jealous god began to desire that he be elevated above all the other gods, and the war on Kobol began." -- Leoben Conoy, "Flesh and Bone", "I am more than you could ever imagine. Of course, the biggest similarity between the prophet Joseph Smith and Gaius Baltar is the polygamy! In Jewish tradition, the name of God (Yahweh) is not spoken. Admiral William Adama had given the nuclear warhead to Baltar in an earlier episode for use in constructing a Cylon detector.
Deeply religious, the Cylons are even considered by some to appreciate life more than humanity (Blood and Chrome). Later, President Roslin meets with the imprisoned Baltar to pressure him to avoid stirring up more trouble in the future. The BSGBlog, however, aren't so convinced: There has been a lot of uninformed commentary on the internet comparing Gaius Baltar to Jesus Christ. Credit... Carole Segal/Sci Fi Having already been put in charge of testing the fleet for Cylons, Baltar informs the Executive Officer that he discreetly collected hair samples of crew members and has found Doral is a Cylon. Upon orders from Messenger Six, Baltar instructs his cult, who appear to regard him as a prophet, to follow the "one true God", though it does not seem likely he has explained that this is also the Cylon God. Although the vision of Number Six manipulates Baltar through his fear of discovery, she lends him an edge by granting him knowledge of situations. I make web sites, write, play music, and swear.
Well, I couldn't help but do a little reflecting on Baltar's actions.
Gaius of Macedonia. I'm from another part of the world and would like to talk with someone, If you write, I’ll go in and read everything.
After he is influenced by morpha administered by Roslin, Baltar reveals the details of his involvement in the attack on the Colonies. Their facial expressions appear to allude some sort of supernatural experience is occurring. He possesses a dry, cynical sense of humour but is prone to bouts of neurosis. I have to admit, I'm kind of sold, even if I'm not convinced that a lot of this may be accidental coincidences that the writers should immediately try and incorporate into their remaining episodes if possible.
Baltar attempts to acquire weapons from Admiral Adama. For example in the Matrix, Neo is the most recent manifestation of the anomaly, and his journey of self-discovery took time, suffering, and love. I guess D'Anna & Six could have cried out "JESUS!!! Apollo Defending the Hated Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica : Sermon: "You are Witnesses, or, On Not Taking Shame from Anyone" 15 April 2018. Gaius of Macedonia. So, we may see more of Baltar being portrayed as such. From Battlestar Wiki, the free, open content Battlestar Galactica encyclopedia and episode guide, interview with BattlestarGalactica.com on December 28th, 2005, https://www.battlestarwiki.org/index.php?title=God_(RDM)&oldid=232223, "Maybe the Cylons are God's retribution for our many sins.
The Re-imagined Series contains few references to Judeo-Christian concepts.
Baltar then promises his following that he will acquire numerous advanced firearms. Cult of Cthulhu 2018. However, the group which had attacked Baltar's followers arrives armed with weapons and steal the remaining food.
Though he's quick to point out that he's no imbecile, we're fairly certain that he thinks the word means some kind of medieval pharmacist. Both the Colonials and the Cylons have had an experience similar to the Jewish exodus from Egypt; the Cylons following the war with the Colonies (including a 40 year period in the wilderness and the slaying of all in the promised land) and the Colonials following their escape from New Caprica. When Kendra Shaw meets this hybrid, he declares that "my children believe I am a god" and he makes a number of statements demonstrating significant and prophetic knowledge. Both visions acted in similar ways: they were seemingly crueler than the person they were based on and often manipulated the affected party against his or her own species. The only reasonable way to deal with this without causing problems for the important members of the surviving human population — you know, the ones actually capable of continuing the species — is to take another cue from Mormon polygamists and exile the excess males. Baltar admits his unwitting complicity in the original Cylon attack on the Colonies, though without any specifics. And greetings to you all, brothers from the dark Ukraine, Is there an actual language to be learned in regards to this religion, Religion is the opioid of the masses. Though the Zoe avatar is unaware of her purpose even after Graystone is killed following Ben Stark's suicide attack on the Caprica City MLMT train, she lives on in the virtual world until she is implanted into the body of a U-87 Cyber Combat Unit by Zoe's father, Daniel Graystone (CAP: "Pilot"). General. She informs Baltar that she chose to do this because she sees him in the dreams she shares with Caprica-Six and Athena. Joseph Smith was killed by a mob, and not by the law.
Despite the labor difficulties Baltar experienced with Tyrol on New Caprica, the book's popularity leads to Tyrol calling a general strike and exacerbates the fleet's already strained social order. BSG is heavy on religion. Do it for me. RELIJYUS WORKS IN OBSERVANCE (PRACTISS) AND EXPRESSION (THERY) MYSTICIZM AND THE FORTH WAY.
As they spread throughout the Twelve Colonies, Willow speaks of Cylon potential: Less than five years after their introduction into Colonial society, the Cylons rebel against humanity.
Later, toward the end of his third missionary journey, when Paul wrote his Epistle to the Romans, he was staying in Gaius’s home, and Gaius included his greetings to the church in Rome (Romans 16:23). Fourth Way. The Cylons justify or attribute much of their actions, including the genocide of humanity, as a requirement of their God - going so far as to describe their existence as God's retribution for humanity's many sins (TRS: "Miniseries"). Someone you couldn't help but root for despite his despicable, selfish actions.
Baltar is subjected to a hallucinogen-based interrogation by Admiral Adama about any involvement with the Cylons. Having himself visited the Opera House in a vision on Kobol, Baltar later recognizes the intervention of God during Battle of the Colony.
Gaius is visited regularly by some supernatural entity that reveals itself as a Cylon model Number Six. While we see Baltar's perspective, everyone else only sees a limp Baltar rising to a vertical posture. It's all there, I see it and you don't." The Monotheists are then armed by the Colonial government, cementing Baltar's leadership of the group. Baltar goes on to preach God loves all humans regardless of their sin because everyone is perfect just as they are. I know that God loved you more than all other living creatures and you repaid his divine love with sin, with hate, corruption, evil. Insisting that the fleet would not accept Centurions on Galactica, Baltar is able to barely persuade Adama to agree his religious group is the only viable option for maintaining order. After order is restored on Galactica, Baltar returns to his following to find its numbers dwindled and are now under the de facto leadership of Paula (although some appear to still be more loyal to Baltar).
Together, in the episodes "Eye of Jupiter" and "Rapture", Baltar and the Three models defy the other Cylon models and he and D'Anna travel to the surface of an algae planet in search for an ancient ruined temple.
Caprica-Six informs Baltar she has had a change of heart about him and has let her feelings for him cloud her judgment, presumably ending their relationship.
Gaius does not represent Jesus, he represents Joseph Smith.
Gaius Baltar, initially sceptical of all religion, is converted to the Cylon faith though the persuasion of his Messenger Six and comes to conclude that he is an agent of God (TRS: "The Hand of God"). After his following on Galactica is attacked by a polytheism group, Baltar (with the encouragement of his Head Six) disrupts a religious ceremony of one of the polytheist denominations in the fleet. She tells him the first Human/Cylon Hybrid will be born in the ship's brig; soon, the Caprican version of the Cylon Sharon Valerii (pregnant with the human Karl Agathon's child) is imprisoned in it. Following this apparent act of Cylon terrorism, Admiral Adama urges Baltar to focus immediately on internal security and investigate how a Cylon agent could have carried out the bombing. Gaius, like Joseph Smith, is just a regular person and not divine himself. The legislation restricts the right to assembly specifically for Baltar's movement.
Compounding his alienation to his people, he was forced at gunpoint to sign an execution order for hundreds of humans. Jordan Collier on The 4400, on the other hand, has a striking similarity to Jesus... Only if Baltar can heal people and rise 3 days after he died then I'll believe it! Gias was such an interesting character. Battlestar Galactica: Gaius Baltar = Jesus. After one year, life on New Caprica is extremely difficult, with the civilian population living in rough conditions and shortages of basic supplies like antibiotics persisting. He admits however that this is wishful thinking on his part, because of his desire to have all his 'sins' forgiven and become a hero to another people. Actually, it seems to me that even among the Cylons, the men outnumber the women, so your supposition is made of fail. Does he not have a resemblence to Jesus?
When the last Raptor leaves Galactica with Paula, Baltar decides not to go and stays on Galactica to finally do something noble. Rasselling. Paul baptized a man named Gaius in Corinth—one of only two he baptized there (1 Corinthians 1:14).
Who Baltar might really be [Major Dojo] Gaius is Joseph Smith, not Jesus [Battlestar Galactica Blog]. Fifty years after their departure, the Cylons return to the Twelve Worlds in an all out attack on humanity (TRS: "Miniseries", "The Plan").
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