I usually enjoy Eureka. It is a lighthearted and fluffy bit of SciFi. However, the last episode left a sour taste in my mouth. The story line (such as it was) went that a number of strange happenings occurred that no one could explain - people lost their voices, a person started glowing, water turned to blood and the town was plunged into darkness - the immediate response from all the scientists in town was to immediately to turn to religion. They all flocked to the church which had heretofore been mostly ignored. I won’t spoil the ending of the show for any that haven’t seen it. But I found the treatment of religion in the show dissatisfying and irritating.
The first thing that was irritating was the assumed reason that the church had ‘empty pew syndrome’ in a town of scientists - it wasn’t that people didn’t believe but it was that they were just not interested.
The second was the presumption that the church was entitled to respect - in the show even people that didn’t attend the church thought that it was a good idea.
The third thing was the immediate revival of belief and attendance at the church. When faced with the unknown the writers assumed the response would be a return to religion.
There was more that was dissatisfying but you get my drift.