Is God too small and boring? Is “The Doctor” the master of time?
Anyone who has seen the British sci-fi show “Doctor Who” will know that “The Doctor” practically ascended to the status of a god, as did his amazing time machine, the “TARDIS”.
Certainly he’s a modern super hero (and arguably the most interesting one), having saved the world many times from various alien threats, always against all odds and at the very last possible moment, and usually in London.
The Doctor is the last of the time lords from the planet “Gallifrey”, unless, that is, “The Master”-a time lord who has vowed to do all he can to destroy The Doctor and who seems to manage to avoid being dead for very long- survived his last dual with said super-hero. The Doctor is able to travel back and forth in time at will in the “TARDIS” (oh Lord, please can I have one of those?)
By the way, what’s his first name? Answer: “The”.
COMPARING THE DOCTOR TO THE CREATOR
While The Doctor flits back and forth through space and time to the amazement and amusement of his admirers and fans, It irritates me to be told that the Christian God is “too small, too narrow and too boring”. As I wrote in a post called “Is God a Teapot?”:
How can a God who created the universe and everything in it, which itself “cannot contain him” be too small? How can a God who designed and made DNA, dinosaurs, deltas, dragonflies and diamonds be uninspiring? How can a God who knows all things be too narrow? How can a God who willingly died at the hands of his own creation in order to give them eternal life be too exclusive and too judgmental? How can a God who created time, space and matter be too new?
The Biblical God is the ultimate “time lord”, and the ultimate space-traveler. He was so centuries and millennia before (if I can use the words “was” and “before” in context with eternity) the first doctor, the first Star Trek Captain, and Jules Vern’s “Time Traveller”. In fact he is the time Lord:
“…before Abraham was born, I am” (John 8:58 NIV);
“With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day” (2 Peter 3:8);
“…for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done” (Isaiah 46:9-10 KJV);