The Religious Implications of ‘Doctor Who’
Various news sites are reporting that church leaders in England are studying the "religious parallels" between the BBC television series Doctor Who and certain themes of Christianity.
According to Telegraph:
They have been urged to use examples from the programme in their sermons in an attempt to make Christianity more relevant to teenagers.
At a conference last week, vicars watched Doctor Who clips that were said to illustrate themes of resurrection, redemption and evil.
It analysed the similarities between the Doctor and Christ, and whether daleks are capable of change.
The reports mention a few other examples, including The Doctor’s time-travelling TARDIS as a representation of a church and, as Wired blog "The Underwire" pointed out, they both appear in Christmas specials.