posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 02:59 PM
depends on the life and how it is found.
I think the majority of the planet would react positively if we found evidence of life on other planets, so long as this life isn't a threat to us.
Now, if we discover another intelligent life form via a visitation or thru our space program, that might give the masses a scare.
This is why I think we will be spoon fed a series of "findings" to slowly bring about the reality that there is intelligent life out there and there
is the possibility that they are as dangerous, if not more so, than we are.
As to the religion aspect, they'll simply say we are all god's creation and life on other planets are his work and the only reason we don't know
about it via the bible is that it was left out because it didn't pertain to us. Or some other variant of this. When you follow faith and a set of
beliefs, you find answers to questions that will satisfy those beliefs and that faith.