Aliens Are My Brother

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  1. Ulsterman

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    The Pope's chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out.
    Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7399661.stm
     
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    I don't think there's any way (at this point in time, with our technology) that we can DISPROVE the existence of life elsewhere in God's universe, and I don't think the Bible tells us there is NOT life there. However, if Mr. Funes is implying that INTELLIGENT life on Mars can't be ruled out, perhaps he needs to read up some on some of the info we've obtained in missions to the red planet.

    More interesting and amazing to me is THIS quote from the article:

    "To strengthen its scientific credentials, the Vatican is organising a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin."
     
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    This quote from that article is no laughing matter. The other is but this is a slap in the face of every 7 day creation believer.
     
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    The RCC is going to celebrate the birth of Darwin? Well, they've reached new lows.
     
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    I do not believe in alien life forms.
    We kow that all have sinned, and Christ died for the sinner.
    What about other planets, are all sinners there? Did Christ die there for their sins also.
    Or maybe they aren't sinners, and Jesus isn't the only perfect, without sin, person.
    Or prehaps He had to die there too.
    So just how many times has He died then?
    Prehaps they (on another planet) never had a 'fall' like in the garden of Eden. Again, perfect sin free people.
    Then Jesus isn't the only one.
    If for whatever reason they not are sinners in need of a savior, then don't they compare with Jesus?
    Prehaps Mormons are right about gods on other planets, all sin free.
    But we know the God of the bible is the only God in exsistance. And that Jesus is the only perfect, without sin person in exsistance.
    We can take what we know from scripture and know theres no lfe anywhere but here. (and I mean physical life, not angels and demons)
     
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    Why do you think so? Do you mean that God could not create life on other planets at the same time as he did here?
     
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    Read C.S. Lewis' triology. I believe it is the 2nd volume, "Out of the Silent Planet" that he explores this idea of whether we, earthlings, are the only bad apples in the universe.
     
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    I'd rather not read c s lewis.
     
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    Why not? He is a highly respected writer, even among conservatives and fundamentalist.
     
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    Did not say nor imply that. I think that we are the only created life that has the Breath of God for life. If He can create all other life on this planet without breathing into the nostrils then nothing can stop Him from doing so else where.
     
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    I agree and I expect there is life on other planets and probably intelligent life. Have they fallen from grace? I have no idea. But regardless he loves all his creation.
     
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    We are the only life that God got His hands dirty making. All other life, Earthly or celestial, was spoken into existence. His own hands made us, His own Spirit made us a living soul. God's intent was to make us in His own image. Man failed to choose life but chose knowledge of good and evil. Now that man died, God had to get "dirty" and die for man to be reconciled unto Him. God is Life and in Him alone is life found. Jesus rose because death will not overcome Life.
    This is why God's focus is on man. Angels above us and animals below us have not the breath of Life. I do not believe that any life that may exist anywhere outside of this Earth is created in the image of the Almighty. Intelligent or not man is the only race that God chose to get His hands dirty over. Man is the only race that made God's Son come down lower than the Angels. Jesus is not being crucified on Jupiter or any other planet for another fallen race.
     
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    There was a conspiracy theory a few years ago that suggested NASA scientist had put cockroaches on a rocket for Mars. (I know, I don't believe it either). It was to be crashed near the ice cap regions of Mars where it is assumed plant life might exist. If the roaches survived the crash they could live on the algae. Then when men finally get there it would be proclaimed that they had found thriving life on Mars. I for one would think that the algae would be enough proof of extraterrestrial life existing. Unless it too was preplanted there.

    In all cases, life, as we know it, needs organic compounds to survive even if water is found there. Algae can't grow without nutrients. None of the rovers that we have sent there have found any nutrients in any of the soil samples they have taken. It is a sterile planet, so far.
     
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    If they are, then Jesus had to die yet again.
     
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    Wow. Jesus must have been busy dying on the cross all over the universe.
     
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    You are assuming that if there is other intelligent life in the universe that they are fallen also. Maybe we are the only 'bad apples' in the universe.

    I was wrong in my earlier post concerning C.S. Lewis' book Out of the Silent Planet. This is the first volume in his triology. Perelandra (also published as Voyage to Venus) and That Hideous Strength, are the second and third volumes. A fragment of a 4th volume The Dark Tower was published after Lewis' death.

    All explore topics and questions concerning God and man and are well worth reading.
     
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    Not necessarily... Jesus died for fallen Humans.


    Any life out there would not be human. Therefore, God may have a different plan for them....

    I find the string theory, and the idea of different dimensions very plausible...

    Don't limit God by what we know...
    Imagine a different Universe... Think Big...

    I think it is very plausible that God knows other life forms that exist... not only in our universe, but in other dimensions, and realities...
     
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    Yes, they could if it was God's will, and He had put life anywhere else--which I doubt. I'm not convinced He put intelligent life on THIS planet with all the hate, violence, wars, senseless killing, crime against innocent people, drug use, alcoholism, homosexuality, murder of unborn babies, rejection of God and His Son, belief in reincarnation, atheism--the list goes and on and on.
     

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