“We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships! We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.” Star Trek: The Next Generation is my favorite science fiction TV series, and “the Borg” is my favorite enemy of Captain Picard and the Galaxy-Class Starship Enterprise-D.
The Borg travel through solar systems looking for intelligent species to assimilate into a central collective. The Borg is a group of thousands, maybe millions of bio-technical individual life forms that do not see themselves as individuals but as one collective group divided into smaller sets.
If you were to ask an individual Borg who are you? It would respond: “We are Borg!” If you were to pressure them even more, it would respond: “I am 7 of 9” or “I am 45 of 150!” What one Borg knows, they all know.
What if Christians were like the Borg? What if we functioned as one body. One collective. One church.
hamsight: you will be assimilated, resistance is futile