reply to post by MarioOnTheFly
I hardly ever post, but there are so many logical fallacies in what you said that I had to say something.
Point one, why many Christians don't take to the alien idea is because they don't like tough questions, to be honest, and look at the idea of aliens
as them being demons, quite often. But there are plenty of Christians who don't really care or are open believers in aliens, too. In fact, I'd
suspect that you'd find the proportions aren't really too far off those of the general populace, but you seem to have only come across Southern
Baptists in your time.
Point two, the concept of "evolution" as a long as strenuous process means pretty much squat. Supposing the process is valid in any sense, there
continues to be further evidence that the process is anything but long and strenuous, and, in fact, newer add on theories like punctuated equilibrium
suggest that the system is actually far more efficient. Then there's the perspective of examining DNA as what it is, essentially...an incredibly vast
and complex multi-layered code--one so far beyond the best and brightest of our computer coding as to still be beyond any real understanding, to say
nothing of having any place to call it inefficient. Then, of course, is the fact that time, as we think of it, may very well be an illusion, for all
intents and purposes. Were that the case, one could say we are experiencing the very act of creation and that all that was, is, and will ever be is
one timeless act of creation.
Point three, in what way does the existence of aliens rule out any god? There's not even any connection there, and honestly, I can't think of a
religion with a full-fleshed mythology that does not contain non-terrestrial entities, lights in the sky, etc etc.
I think perhaps you need to try a little harder to step out of your biases and look at things objectively. I have my own beliefs, but I rarely share
in discussions like this because the only way to expand your horizons is if you can first set aside the artificial boundaries placed on your
perceptions and see things for all that might be, however strange and improbably those possibilities might be. There is some heavy irony in the fact
that much of science has become as dogmatic and myopic as the darkest days of organized religion ever were.