Time Travellers are often seen meddling with every other religious or historical events.. The most famous of all – The Doctor (Doctor Who) has been seen going in and out of so many events.. Not just historical ones..but many world religious myths and related ideas or names have been used in Dictor Who.. and over the years, I have enjoyed spotting them.. But suddenly.. one day.. it’s all too much!
Deva Loka is not a planet where the snake beast Mara lives.. but it is the `heavenly’ place for Hindus, where Devas live. Christmas is not a backwater planet.. but an actual festive event. Barcelona …well, that’s a place in Europe..
Ashta Varada.. well, that sounds awfully like a name from a Hindu myth.. and the first name `Ashta’ actually means the number 8.. (as in `Ashta Luxmi’ refers to 8 Goddess Luxmi’s just as Dasa means number 10..!
And Incarnations..(Avatars).. Shall we look to the oldest pagan religion of the East.. Hinduism.. and to the forms Lord Vishnu (protector) has taken ..anything from a giant Fish, Turtle, Wild Boar, Human-Lion hybrid Narasimar, Rama, Krishna and Kalki, Mohin (female) and more..? or the 64 incarnations that Lord Shiva took to appear on Earth to test and greet his devotees? No one ever went 2000 years back..to the small Crypt where a dead man’s body vanished.. through a stone door seal.. He was seen later ..not the same..but his friends recognised him. Sounds familiar? Am talking about the Jesus Incident!
So..I got to thinking.. about using some of the Christian mythologies (the don’t have mythologies as such do they? They call it Bible Stories.. written records of what really happened.. not myths!)
I got to thinking ..what of the time travelling Doctor Who was there…2,000 years ago.. when all that crucifixion was taking place..? It just lends itself so easily.. more so than any other myths …a dead boy.. a closed crypt sealed by a stone door.. dead-man coming back to life.. Won;t it make a classic Doctor Who story?
Why have they not written one..then?
Oh wait.. They don’t want to offend the Christians.. Right…I forgot about that.
That’s okay,,,keep plundering other religious stories, names and concepts.. Those people won;t mind.. Go on.. talk about the trans-dimensional mountain that’s lighter than it looks..and floats down to Mohammed.. show the Bodhi tree ..and the transcendental Light Creatures that merged with Buddha.. Why stop at the savages of Mayas and Aztecs, Marco Polo.. Take a pot shot at Mythras while ya at it too.. Roman Cult meetings with blood of freshly killed Bull pouring down the new initiate in an underground chamber.. That’s got high ratings written all over it..
Have I made my point ? More importantly.. before you send me fan mail ( or hate mail) have you understood the point I am making? 🙂
ps. This story starts with The Meddling Monk.. a renegade Time Lord.. And on the planet Jehruz-al-om, 2,000 yrs ago.., a fixed point in time was tampereded with! And the Universe has been suffering the consequences ever since.. ! Thankfully, another Time Lord (or Lady) is about to visit that planet.. and that will lead to one thing.. the thing that you and I and the rest of history had thought happened in the first place!! Do you want to know more..? :-p
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