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Originally posted by Solomons
I wouldn't bother as im sure when aliens were primitive they had their own religions/Gods and understand why we do(although sadly still have in the 21st century). It is the natural result of an intelligent and sentient animal like humans looking at the world around them, superstitious and fearful....religion and gods are undoubtedly going to be the first and worst attempt of any intelligent animal whether human or alien to explain what they do not understand.edit on 30-4-2011 by Solomons because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by rigel4
reply to post by arbiture
I don't understand the connection to religion
and explaining it to an Alien.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
(Yes, I love the hypothetical threads..good mental exercise).
So, you are given the opportunity to test out the first warp drive engine...it shoots you over to "that star over there...to the left"...ya, that one..well, you end up being tractor beamed by the Zorn empire...a alien race of course.
They discuss things about their culture and your culture. You let a word slip that they never heard about...."God"...or "religion".
They ask you to explain this concept (they are very scientific aliens, theology is unknown to them..lets say they are a race of nearly robotic type logic that has long ago tossed off even the most benign of superstitions when they were barely out of caves).
How would you explain religion and god...and how your planet (Earth) deals with the very alien subject to them?