I just rewatched this episode and it left me with many thoughts. Thoughts I would have never came close to when I was a kid. There has always been this debate about religion among people in society. Atheists will make the case that religion is just a form to control a population. Then they'll try to use historic incidents involving a goverment or authoritive group to back up that side of the debate. This episode opens up that debate and seems to be written from an atheistic perspective. This plot can really make you wonder who in history may have attempted to use religion for their own gain without really believing it. I believe the word may be "Blasphemers". It also makes me think of the historical knowlege about Ancient Mayan and Aztec society. That is after all what this story is modeled after. In ancient times shamans would use the belief in gods to remain in power and keep power to the king and control the population. But then again, they would go so far as to make blood sacrafices on those alters in the middle of the jungle, and this episode combined with that historical knowlege makes you really wonder how much of that was truely believed by those in power and how much of it was to control the masses. You wouldn't think this would be in a kids show. But then again you wouldn't think words like "heretic" would be used either. It's pretty heavy stuff. Does any one ever get thoughts about complex issues such as this that maybe you didn't know or care about when you were a kid, from watching a Transformers episode? Any episode? What did you think about this episode? Other thoughts I had was, "Why isn't Starscream the one in charge and getting worshipped here?" Astrotrain took total control of the group and was totatally B.A. It was probably his best moment of the entire series. Starscream cowarded like a little girl (which is normal) but I thought it was his great ambition to be leader of the Decepticons and worshiped. So what gives with that? I also think this was Jazz's greatest episode. Jazz was awesome in The God Gambit. It really showed his good side and showed off his fighting skill. He also appeared to be portrayed a little back into his 2nd in command role and was in control. What kind of thoughts does every one else have about this episode?