posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 02:38 AM
reply to post by SplitInfinity
I'm not too excited about the insults in the thread, but I know I'm on the big boy's (and girl's) internet, so it's no big deal. But you're
asking a question nearly impossible to answer.
My question to all of you is...What do you believe the impact would be upon the Faithful if and when such a discovery is made public and do you
think it would reduce the ranks of membership in various Religions?
Billions of faithful and hundreds of religions? Who can answer that?
Would my own personal reaction be of any use?
The existence of walking, thinking creatures on other planets would make me think in awe of God's creative power. There is nothing, that I have ever
heard, that restricts God to creating creatures on this planet. He hasn't told us their story. It might be similar to ours or wildly different.
What if they were given something similar to the Garden of Eden test and passed it? I would love to welcome them as brothers and sisters and share
stories, although there is much shame in the stories we would have to tell.
Would I be less inclined to be religious? Goodness, no. A family reunion like that? I'd have to praise Him all the more. Another example of
God's activity in the Universe? It would be wonderful.
I would worry, though, about us. We're not the nicest creatures around, and we don't have a great track record in dealing with newly discovered
"people." I'd hope that we'd leave them alone.