Monday, December 15, 2014
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Bible Study Week: 10
Season 3- Episode: “Exodus Part 2”
You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
Compare and contrast the Bible passages and the film.
Reflect on the conversation between Lee and his wife concerning Lee’s father.
Reflect on this quote: “our job is to find Earth…that is our charge to keep.”
One of the themes of the entire show is about survival. Humanity seeks to survive. But it never stops and asks whether it
deserves to survive. How does that theme reveal itself in these scenes?
Do you think humanity ‘deserves’ to survive? Why or why not?
How does Ezekiel reflect upon this question?
Reflect on Saul’s decision concerning his wife.
Compare and contrast the betrayal of God’s wife and Saul’s?
Reflect on this quote: “I had to do it Saul…I HAD TO.”
How often do you think people justify ‘eye for eye’ with sentiments like this?
What do you think of Ellen’s sacrifice and ‘payment’ for Saul?
Reflect upon the scene with Saul’s wife dead at her hand, proclaiming his love for her.
Compare this to the tone of the Ezekiel passage.
What is the conversation between Three and Gaius about the need for the Cylons to leave?
Reflect on this quote: “blood for blood…it has to stop one day” in light of the Matthew passage.
Reflect on this quote: “nothing… all for nothing.”
What is Gaius ‘prayer’ as the city falls?
How is this like the vision of Ezekiel?
What is the final exodus from the city like?
What is the significance of the promise of a return from exile in Ezekiel?
What do you think of Lee’s decision to disobey his father and put the last vestiges of humanity at risk to save those on New Caprica?
Reflect on this quote: “you were right and we were wrong…there should be some reward for that.”
How were the prophets ‘rewarded’ for being right about Babylon?
Many would say this is why Biblical religion exists, because of the prophetic proclamation of Babylon’s ascendency and
the end fact that they turned out to be right. Reflect upon this.
Reflect on this quote: “I just want to sit here and die.”
What do you think of Geta’s description of himself and of Gaius?
How does this compare to the figure of Israel in Ezekiel?
Reflect on this quote: “you are an idealist…there is no sin in that. Everything you say about me is true, every word.”
Compare Geta’s idealism to Jesus’.
What do you think of the Cylon’s need to force Cara to say she loves him?
Compare and contrast this with God’s attitude in Ezekiel.
What happens when Gaius sees the baby?
Reflect on this quote: “it’s a miracle…God spared her.”
What happens to Three when she holds the baby?
What do you think of what the Cylons did to Cara regarding Casey?
How did Casey affect Cara?
What did losing her do to Cara?
Reflect on the ending of EXODUS PART 2