posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:09 PM
Science fiction authors, on the whole, aren't too terribly good or creative at what they do. Aside from a very select few, authors, most just write
derivative crap. It's kind of why you'll almost never see science fiction considered real literature besides, say, 1984, or Brave New World.
So pretty much, they like to take elements from popular contemporaries, in an attempt to cater to their audience. And right now, tying things into
religion is popular, because we've got kind of an odd mix of a mostly liberal society that also has strong but uninformed and nebulous religious