View Full Version : Why would discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence devastate the worlds religions
Nov 26th, 2004, 7:53 AM
Well, maybe not devastate but terribly upset. I've read over and over that such a discovery would cause a major upheaval.
Nov 26th, 2004, 8:58 AM
I think it would devastate the religions mainly because their creation myths only include the human race. There is no word for example in the Genesis that god created intelligent live apart from humans or what is living on earth.
I guess it would create a upheaval in some religions as parts of them re-interpret the religious texts to incorporate the aliens while others condemn them as the 'spawn of the devil' or other similar thing resulting in infights between the groups.
Especially the monotheistic religions are so centered around humanity and earth that it is almost impossible to incorporate another intelligent life form into 'their' world without a major change in the dogma.
Well, any true believers out there that can put up a theory about how they would aliens into their religious belief? I'd be delighted to hear something like that.
Nov 26th, 2004, 9:41 AM
It would proobly disturb everybody except the Heaven Gate cult.
Nov 27th, 2004, 11:14 PM
Well, any true believers out there that can put up a theory about how they would aliens into their religious belief?
Not a believer but, http://www.echoesofenoch.com/ . That may be your answer.
Nov 28th, 2004, 9:05 AM
Well, any true believers out there that can put up a theory about how they would aliens into their religious belief? I'd be delighted to hear something like that.That depends on what you mean by "true believer". My Cherokee beliefs are of one Creator. However, we also know of other intelligent life "out there". It has nothing to do with religion, its simply a cultural fact.
Dec 2nd, 2004, 2:57 AM
Fundamentalist Christians will probably write off any extraterrestrial form of life - or even complete civilisations - as being the creations of the devil. We always have seen groups like this being extraordinary resourceful in finding ways around their own dogmatics..
But I'm sure some will be in shock when this would happen. :smokin:
Dec 4th, 2004, 6:47 PM
The Vatican is prepared for such an event. Although not official, One can assume. Check here. (http://www.angelfire.com/tx/epmufon/index.newspage5b.html)
Dec 7th, 2004, 4:38 PM
This is a question that everyone needs to examine very closely in order to understand the world around us and it's importance.
No matter what a person believes, the answer to this question poses a very great challenge to their very existence.
To the evolutionist, the existence of life forms older than what current scientific understanding can explain, would mean drastic changes to scientific understanding. Changes similar to those undergone by society when it was clearly shown that the earth was not flat.
To creationists, clear evidence of life forms predating the creation of Adam, would be the equivalent of admitting that their God had anything to do with Hinduism.
His Faithful Servant
Dec 7th, 2004, 8:45 PM
The existence of ET would in no way devastate my religion, and I consider myself to be somewhat of a fundamentalist. If I believe in a creator God, then I have to not only believe that He created this Earth and all life upon it, but also the rest of the known and unknown universe. It would be extremely arrogant to believe that in all the vastness of that great and wondrous universe out there, He only created intelligent life on this one little pin point of a spot.
Dec 7th, 2004, 11:48 PM
Simply because it is not in mentionned in the Bible does not mean it is not existent. The Bible doesn't say anything about gravity, yet we are all stuck to the ground.
Wether there is life out there or not, it is meaningless. It does not affect us in any way, because we are created for a reason. If aliens were created, they were created for a seperate reason.
Anything is possible. Perhaps God could be a beeing from another dimension (like 8th or 9th) with the ability to create... and that God would have created Mankind, and some other beeing in the same dimension would have created aliens in the same 3rd dimension universe..
Who knows. Who cares.
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