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Originally posted by Kharron
Here's an interesting article I just came across. Hopefully some find it interesting.
The discovery of intelligent aliens would be mind-blowing in many respects, but it could present a special dilemma for the world's religions, theologians pondering interstellar travel concepts said Saturday.
In other words, "Did Jesus die for Klingons too?" as philosophy professor Christian Weidemann of Germany's Ruhr-University Bochum titled his talk at a panel on the philosophical and religious considerations of visiting other worlds.
The article then goes into how the existence of other worlds might reflect on our religions and ideologies and if certain religions might have more difficulties adapting.
Another possibility is that God incarnated multiple times, sending a version of Himself down to save each inhabited planet separately. However, based on the best guesses of how many civilizations we might expect to exist in the universe, and how long planets and civilizations are expected to survive, God's incarnations would have had to be in about 250 places simultaneously at any given time, assuming each incarnation took about 30 years, Weidemann calculated.
Which brings us to an interesting point. If we are not the only life in the universe and God had to be incarnated on multiple worlds, what does that do to the idea of Holy Trinity. How does Jesus become equal to God and not only a prophet if God has to appear on many worlds in a similar manner? The idea of trinity falls apart to become multiplicity.
Anyways, thought it was an interesting article.
Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms
reply to post by MCJustJ
What you believe in is pantheism. Personally I'm more inclined to believe in a form of Panentheism, or even Panendeism.
Originally posted by Human4life
reply to post by IndieA
Then what is he?
Where does he come from?
Aren't we made in his own image? In other words we look like him, but not exactly like him.edit on 2-10-2011 by Human4life because: (no reason given)