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Jesus Christ

A depiction of Jesus Christ

According to the Bible, Jesus Christ was the son of God born to a virgin named Mary. The teachings of Christ, a philosophy of total love and total brotherhood, would become the foundation for the Christian faith.

His words were well known and occasionally quoted, for example by James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Harry Mudd, Kathryn Janeway, Tom Paris, and The Doctor. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles", TOS: "The Empath", TOS: "I, Mudd", VOY: "Good Shepherd", VOY: "Year of Hell", VOY: "Fair Haven")

The imperial Roman planet 892-IV began spreading the word of the "Son" during their 20th century. At that time, the crew of the USS Enterprise visited that planet, where they misconstrued it as "sun" worship. Uhura later discovered that this was not the sun in the sky, but the Son of God. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

In Captain Janeway's Leonardo da Vinci holo-program, there is a crucifix depicting Jesus Christ in Leonardo's workshop. (VOY: "The Omega Directive")

In a ward of Sisters of Hope Infirmary, a hospital in 1893 San Francisco, there was a small statue of Jesus. (TNG: "Time's Arrow, Part II")

Jesus' name was prone to be used as a proclamation or an intensifier. For example, upon seeing the USS Enterprise-E during his first warp flight, Zefram Cochrane exclaimed "Sweet Jesus". The same expression was used by Leonard McCoy while attempting to save Klingon Chancellor Gorkon. The phrase "for Christ's sake" was used by Douglas Pabst while stressing to Benny Russell how unbelievable the concept of a Negro captain of a space station in the future was. (Star Trek: First Contact; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

Jesus Christ was already referenced in the very first proposal for Star Trek, Star Trek is..., which proposed among a few other stories one called "the Coming", about the "disturbingly familiar" quiet dignity of an individual condemned to crucifixion in an alien society.

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