Is that really necessary to aliens then?
Why bother to explain something they have already been through themselves in the past. Almost every race out there has had a developing stage. In
order to develop the mind must explain events, occurances and happening for which it does not yet have the necessary knowledge to do so. Religion; the
believe in a higher deity, is merely a conduit of a developing and creative mind to explain things that can't be explained at a certain point.
Therefor all aliens species will have had a religious period in their lives. Some might actually still be living in it.
Though one might question the true motives for an advanced species to actually still believe in deities. Common occurances can be devided in two
1) A species has advanced much and has reinforced its believe in shapeless higher powers based upon theistic scientific knowledge.
2) A race has tought itself to believe they serve a higher deity while surpressing the instinctive urge for selfrightiousness at the expense of other
One is noble but can lead sometimes to impassive behaviour, the other is a straight out menace to everything living.
Returning upon the question with the before mentioned knowledge;
I guess it would depend upon what species i would meet. Considering earth has been visited by approximatly three species from which two are familiar
to me I can say the following;
1) The primary species responsable for the four retrovirus sequence separating Homo Sapiens from Homo Erectus is pretty much apathic to religion.
These guys believe death to be final and generally view live as a burden best spend for the lulz. (so to speak)
2) the second species are an observer and judgemental species. They have decided not to decide about deity from a scientific standpoint. Being
somewhat strict dogmetic and having a strong heirarchy they tend to be in the believe that their own decisions might sometimes be wrong but are often
the best outcome based upon the information available. If that information was wrong or incomplete and thus resulting in bad decisions then they
readjust. I guess their believes are simular; stagnetic afterlife believe that can only be judged true for the moment it was judged as so.
Well; if I'm right I shouldn't be the only person on earth knowing about that race and their way of working. I guess it also means I can afford to
give a rat's ass about their matters here. i am not a babysitter after all.
Unfortunatly analysis about the third race is rather incomplete but first data is not promising. I am under the first impression they are old god
worshippers and that generally means oppression. Maybe reptillian, they tend to cling to their old empire stuff from when they were still powerful.
Well eons passed since then but they still are a mean bunch. But then again; I'm speculating.
Long story short; There would be little to explain about what religion
is but rather what our
edit on 2-5-2011 by
AncientShade because: (no reason given)