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(The Wire)   Pope says baptism should be available to anyone who wants it, whether they be man, Martian or Gelgamek   (thewire.com) divider line 3
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2014-05-13 05:49:01 PM  
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gnosis301: So aliens have original sin? And are redeemed by Christ's sacrifice? Something smells fishy here, and it didn't come with five loaves.


Well, it worked for the "aliens" the Europeans discovered inhabiting the "New World" some 500 years ago.  (At least, those who survived the plagues the Europeans brought.)

I think the point the Pope was trying to make was that Christ redeemed ALL mankind, including men (and women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri) whom we've never seen and may be vastly different from us.  It's never a good idea to impose limits on God.
2014-05-13 11:30:55 AM  
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PRIME Supernintendo Chalmers: I have always wondered how the catholic church reconciled original sin with evolution. If there was no eve then how did humans get original sin? Can someone explain it?


Well, A) there really was an "Eve' ie a single human female ancestor from which we all descend

but B) and here I am busting out some of my private label theology, I've always felt that original sin and the eden story was a metaphor for the moment humans became self aware.   Becoming self aware, being able to make choices not guided by pure instinct is what separates us from the animals, but in that moment we also take responsibility for the morality of our choices as well.  So "original sin" refers to the moment when we had the CAPACITY to sin, something i would argue animals do not have.
2014-05-13 08:59:50 AM  
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So aliens have original sin? And are redeemed by Christ's sacrifice? Something smells fishy here, and it didn't come with five loaves.
 
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