Rocker: How do you think religions would change if life on other planets were discovered?
I was recently thinking about humanity and how unique we seem to be. Then I wondered, what if other life exists? And then, I thought “How would that change religion or how we view religion/God?” I’ve thought about it and now I want to hear what you think. You can mention a specific religion or just religions in general. Thanks y’all.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Lesbian Pro-Choice Atheist
People would try to convert them to their religion. Just you watch.
I can see the Christians preaching to Aliens about how they’re going to hell without Jesus. lol
Either that or I think people would leave religion in mass numbers. Either way some people will still try to say God created them too.
If it wasn’t people, I don’t think anybody would bat an eye. If there were intelligent beings, there would be a split between those who thought they were angels, those who thought they were devils and those intent on converting them.Answer by Monika
It would probably cause chaos. I think it would be funny to watch the reaction of all the religious people.Answer by Rev. Iason Ouabache
Despite all evidence they will deny that the aliens exist, even after they land on earth.Answer by RIP bird with arms
theyd go “hey guys! look at this newly uncovered gospel that proves theres actually life on other planets! another prophecy come true!”Answer by Brian
We believe God has created countless worlds. We are all spirit children of God and we are not His only children. It would not surprise me if we ever found life on other planets and it would not change my religion. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever and He has a Plan of Salvation for all His children that is the same regardless of what planet one happened to be born on.Answer by Chemical Ali
They are always changing it.
Galileo was persecuted by the church for having the audacity to say that the Earth went around the sun, rather than the other way around.
That is just one of many examples.
Pope Jean-Paul II even played with the idea that God created alien life as well.Answer by I Think
If finding out that, the earth wasn’t flat, it isn’t the center of the universe, and the sun doesn’t orbit around it didn’t change their minds, what makes you think that little wrinkle would?Answer by Meh
Don’t Mormons believe god was once a man? And he became a god because he was so holy or pious or whatever? That would probably be interesting if we found other intelligent lifeforms… O.oAnswer by godless
The moons Europa (of Jupiter) and Enceladus (of Saturn) are covered in water ice, and likely have liquid water below. Odds are high that at least one of them has life, perhaps similar to life around Earth’s ocean vents.
Of course, religions would have to change if this were discovered — because life on Earth has humans as “God’s top species.” Life on the moons could not have been created by God for our benefit.Answer by John
I have thought about this for a long time, particularly how it would affect christians, although I no longer am one. I just read this evening about a newly discovered planet in a “zone” in which life of some sort could exist.
The question for christians would be this: At some point god decided that animal sacrifices were no longer sufficient o gain forgiveness of human sins. Only a perfect human could be sacrificed for human sins. Since there were no perfect humans, god came to earth in the form of the allegedly perfect Jesus to die for our sins.
So, if there should prove to be some form of life on another planet, would god have to go to that planet in the form of the life there? Would there then be, instead of a trinity, a quadernity of some sort. Or are god and Jesus just for the earth?
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