originally posted by: JUhrman
originally posted by: 2012newstart
It is inexcusable for the hi rank religious offices not to have a prepared answer to these questions.
If they do have it, why don't they say the big picture to us?
Lol if you think they know more than us.
Maybe you should spend some time talking to priests to realize they are human beings like you and not supergenius members of a top secret organization
having all the answers.
Maybe you should spend less time on ATS and more in the real world.
The OP apparently doesn't understand Christianity as not being one single organization and that there are many doctrines, creeds and churches?
Russia is Eastern Orthodox, then there is also Greek Orthodox, Byzantine Orthodox, Coptic Christianity, Ethiopian Orthodox, there still is
Christianity somehow survived the Communist USSR, Communist Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria and it is even surviving in China.
There will always be a remnant. And that is what makes Christianity a unique religion, because Christianity is not based on one single church. People
think that Constantine invented the Roman Catholic church, his mother was Byzantine and that is what he apparently converted to just before his death.
I don't know why people don't know history, they assume from today that Roman Catholicism was always the prevalent religion, it is in many countries
because Roman Catholic conquistadors went to those countries. That is the only reason Latin America is Roman Catholic.
I am assuming also that the OP is under the belief that aliens would change Christianity. I am not even sure why he would think that way. And right
now, there aren't Christians keeping nuclear bombs in their churches and neither do Christians have access to nuclear bombs that would cause the
destruction of the planet.
Somehow the OP is under the impression that the world is aligned with Christians on one side and Muslims on the other. That simply isn't true and
especially not for Europe. When a nuclear war does happen, it will be because insane people thought they have the right to destroy each other.
We didn't drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the name of Christianity and we won't do so in the future. Perhaps the OP doesn't really know
what the Bible says about the universe. The truth is, whatever people (or whatever we want to call them) is out there, we don't limit them from the
experience of God.
It wouldn't change a thing about Christianity. The Pope offering to baptize aliens, what's the big deal? He's just offering to them the rites of
sacraments and communion, that is all.
If that's what he wants to do, then no problem with me, I'm not Roman Catholic. The aliens can always say no.