Monday, November 10, 2014
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Bible Study Week 5
Season 2, Episode- “Fragged”
Ezekiel Chapter 20
Reflect on the Bible passage in light of the film.
Reflect on the funeral ceremony that the soldiers have at the graves of their fallen friends?
Is life a ‘veil of tears’? Why or why not?
Does Ezekiel 20 present life as a ‘veil of tears’?
What do you think of what Gaius’ “Caprica Six” says about the dead going to oblivion? What do you think of her explanation of why that is, i.e. because they died on Kobol?
What is the irony in this?
What ‘cycle’ has Gaius discerned in the universe?
Why cycle does God describe to Ezekil in the Bible passage?
What does Caprica say about humanity and murder?
What do you think of this?
Where do we see this in the story of Israel?
Where else do we see this in the Bible?
Reflect on this quote: “Why does God want to bring a child into this kind of world, anyway?”
Reflect on this quote: “Because in spite of everything…He still wants to bring you salvation.”
Where do we see God’s will for salvation in the Bible passage?
What does Caprica Six say about Gaius’ destiny?
What does Gaius say of himself?
Reflect upon this.
What does God say to Ezekiel about his destiny in Ezekiel 21?
What is the result of Ezekiel speaking God’s word of ‘fire’? How do the people see Ezekiel? Reflect upon this.
What are some of the different ways prayer functions in this film?
Compare this to how prayer functions in your own life.
What is Caprica’s prediction about the attack on the Cylons on Kobol? How does Gaius respond to this prediction?
What does Caprica say about Kobol and God?
What do you think of the idea that there are places where God’s will is not effective?
What does it say that God’s working on the Israelites seems to be so ineffective?
Why is Caprica proud of Gaius? What do you think of this?
Reflect on this quotation: “murder is my heritage?”
What is Caprica’s offer to Gaius at the end? What do you think of this?
How does God offer the same thing to the Israelies?
1 Kings 22
Reflect upon the Bible passages in light of the episode.
What do you think of the conflict between Si and the Quorum?
Do you think Si handles this conflict correctly? Why or why not?
What conflicts surround the kingship of Israel after Solomon’s death?
What does the guard realize about the President and how does he come to this realization?
How does this affect the guard?
What prevents civil war in ancient Israel?
How does Ellen affect Si’s decision making as leader? Reflect on this.
Who does Rehoboam turn to for advice?
How does their advice affect him?
What is the result of this?
What is the President’s argument as to why she has done what she has done?
How does Si’s gambit backfire on him?
What didn’t Si count on?
How does Rehoboam’s plan backfire?
What impulses does Jeroboam use to gain power?
What do you think of the President playing a salvific role in all of this?
Reflect upon Si’s decision to declare martial law.
Reflect on Rehoboam and Jeroboam, the coup and circumstances that broke up the nation of Israel, and how it was
handled by all parties.
What do you think of the plan to attack the Cylons?
What is the motivation behind this attack?
What do you think of the decision to follow LT despite the obvious problems in his plan?
Reflect upon what happens with Cali, LT and the rest during the attack on the Cylons.