enry: Ahhhhh, he didn't come out of the sky. You might want to read up on Immaculate Conception.
enry: Ahhhhh, he didn't come out of the sky. You might want to read up on Immaculate Conception.Other than that, think E.T. Died, came back, Peter carrying him in a bicycle basket...
cgraves67: What would they do? The same thing they do when they meet a human who hasn't been told about their lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Proselytize.
TabASlotB: enry: Ahhhhh, he didn't come out of the sky. You might want to read up on Immaculate Conception.Other than that, think E.T. Died, came back, Peter carrying him in a bicycle basket...You might want to read up on the Immaculate Conception: it applies to Mary, not Jesus
ltdanman44: "Human beings, as galactic missionaries, will ultimately colonize the universe and spread the Word of God to heathen ETs."[bradhatesgames.files.wordpress.com image 320x240]I shall smite thee with love!!!!!
ikanreed: How would the sane people among us update our notion of personhood that's essentially synonymous with humanity right now. Regardless of Star Trek, an intelligent alien species would be quite different morphologically, psychologically, and ethically from humans. What if they're r-selected and have much less notion of a right to life? What if they have a multi-stage life cycle, only some of which exhibit intelligence and empathy?These are big questions our ethical philosophy hasn't really bothered with yet.
JamesSirBensonMum: [www.smbc-comics.com image 468x516]
Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: More importantly who cares how religious people would react to a hypothetical situation that has an approaching nil probability of occurring?
wildcardjack: If you'd really read the bible you'll find that Jesus didn't fix a damned thing. Told people that they'll be rich in the next life, serious "check's in the mail" stuff right there. Fed the 5000, didn't cure hunger or end disease. Threw a temper tantrum about the money changers in the temple, they were back to business as usual the next day. Finally crucified him for being the original nuisance hipster, people keep talking about all the good he did to this day. Che Guevara didn't have it this lop-sided.
machoprogrammer: I am atheist, but if aliens arrive and they believe the same religion we do, then I will be the first to convert
Felgraf: ... Uh.There are people grappling with the notion of personhood and the ethics of things *RIGHT NOW*. Especially with regard to higher mammals. It's not like that's something no one has ever thought about.
give me doughnuts: machoprogrammer: I am atheist, but if aliens arrive and they believe the same religion we do, then I will be the first to convertWhat if they don't have any more evidence than the religious folks on Earth?
Felgraf: Depends on the sect of Christianity.United Church of Christ? Would probably not have a problem with it (and might be excited/very curious!), but...they're also preettty damn liberal.Jesuits would probably be flipping their lid (in an excited way), for the same reason.Those are the only two branches I have any real experience with (Grew up in the former, and went to a Jesuit university that gave me some experience with the latter), so I can't say outside of them.
Clever Neologism: They'd twist biblical passages and meanings beyond their obvious interpretation, and retcon aliens into the Bible. Hell, there's an entire series of shows on different channels about possible references to aliens in the Bible (and other ancient texts/art).How is this even a question?
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