Monday, February 16, 2015

Battlestar Galactica Bible Study Week 15

Season 4.5- Episode: “Daybreak Part 2”


Book of Jonah

Reflect on the Bible passages in light of the episode.

What ‘flashbacks’ from the past on Caprica do we see at the beginning of the episode? What do they all have in common?

Do you agree that at his heart Lee is a cynic? Why or why not?

How was Jonah two-faced? How was he cynical?

What does Lee’s brother say about their father?

What do you have in your life that functions like this?

Reflect on this quote: “There’s no need to torture yourself, Gaius. Just…trust in God’s plan for you.”

How was Jonah at trusting God?

What does Gaius’ angel say about what God’s plan is for him?

What would it be like to know how much time you have left, as Laura says?

What does it say that Gaius is staying on Galactica?

What has become of him?

Reflect on Gaius’ transformation in light of Jonah’s.

Reflect on the image of Six and Gaius getting ready for battle together.

By showing love to a non-Jewish nation, using a Jew, what has God accomplished in Jonah? What is the real significance of Jonah 4?

Sirach 38:1-23

Matthew 21:41-43
They answered him, “He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times.” 42 Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
by the Lord has this been done,
    and it is wonderful in our eyes’?
43 Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.

Reflect on the Bible passages in light of the episode.

What does Laura say to the Doctor?

How does the Doctor respond to this praise? What do you think of this?

What do you think of Sirach’s commentary on physicians?

Why do you think this attitude is only found in the Apocrypha?

What does it say that the Raptor pilots are all willing to go on this dangerous mission to save Helo and Sharon’s child?

Why do you think Galactica is even undertaking this mission?

What was the original attitude about Sharon’s child?

How has this changed?

What caused this change?

Reflect on all of this in light of the Matthew passage.

Reflect on the fact that Ellen was the fifth remaining Cylon.

Reflect on Sam becoming a Hybrid.

Why do you think Sharon Boomer took Hera back to Sharon Athena?

Reflect on her change in light of the actions of the people of Nineveh.

Reflect on this quote: “I am proud of you…for doing all this…I always wanted to be proud of you…I guess that was the 
only thing missing.”

What is it like when Gaius and Six realize they share a vision?

Whose fate did Jonah ‘hold in his hands’?

How did he feel about that and why did he feel this way?

Reflect on the fact that Gaius and Six ‘hold the fate of cylons and humans in their hands’ in light of all of this.

What is it like when the vision from the Opera House and reality begin got coalesce?

What did this all end up being about?

What do you think about all those visions, all that work, everything simply being about this?

What did Jonah WANT his message to Nineveh to be about? What was it about?

What did Gaius think all those messages, all that contact by God was about?

What did it end up being about?

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