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furikku posted a link to someone's blog entry about Science-Fiction being taboo, comparing it to Christianity, because some evangelicals remark that Christianity is "taboo" in this country. So this entry was satirically making the point that it's ridiculous to think that Science-Fiction could be called "taboo," and pointing to all these different examples that, when you substitute Christianity, sound pretty ridiculous as well.

So, after reading it, I thought about my biases, and thought, hey, that would be a good test to see if I'm being overly-sensitive. I often have problems deciding if I'm being anal-retentive, or just consciously active. The Science-Fiction test. So then I thought about my recent feeling about a local Christian restaurant in town, and thought, "Would I have a problem patronizing it if it were a Science-Fiction restaurant? No, that doesn't make sense." No sooner had I come to this conclusion than a friend of mine happened to mention, in a completely different context, a "Lord of the Rings"-themed restaurant.

How many times does the idea of a Science-Fiction-themed restaurant come up... EVER?

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Comment by Jim Craft on July 18, 2008 at 11:46am
LJ User [bjbass]
2008-06-04 08:49 am (from

I heard that somewhere there's a Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I wonder if you actually get to meet the meat. Probably wouldn't go over in Alabama, though, although you'd certainly think there'd be a space-travel-themed restaurant here.

Does a Christian restaurant have a wine steward who goes from table to table turning the water into wine?

BTW, I recently read your story a few posts back about the first time you refused to go to church on Christmas eve. That was a nice essay, touching on a number of personal and family issues in a sensitive way. It reminded me of those personal essays you hear sometimes on weekends on NPR.

LJ User [apostasist]
2008-06-04 09:57 am (from

Comment by Jim Craft on July 18, 2008 at 11:46am
LJ User [obajoo]
2008-06-04 07:58 am (from

To answer your last question: At least once:

My mom, sister and I went there when we visited NY a few years ago. It was bizarre! But fun :)

LJ User [apostasist]
2008-06-04 09:57 am (from

I wish they had something like that around here. You'd think that we'd at least have a Space-themed restaurant, being all Rocket City and all.


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