This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18
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?