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Could the world's religions survive the discovery of extraterrestrial life?

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#1 Jesse Jimmie

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

Are the world’s religions ready for E.T.?

Belief in extraterrestrials varies by religion

    55 percent of Atheists
    44 percent of Muslims
    37 percent of Jews
    36 percent of Hindus
    32 percent of Christians

Of the Christians, more than one third of the Eastern Orthodox faithful (41 percent), Roman Catholics (37 percent), Methodists (37 percent), and Lutherans (35 percent) professed belief in extraterrestrial life. Only the Baptists (29 percent) fell below the one-third threshold.
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Asian religions would have the least difficulty in accepting the discovery of extraterrestrial life, Weintraub concluded. Some Hindu thinkers have speculated that humans may be reincarnated as aliens, and vice versa, while Buddhist cosmology includes thousands of inhabited worlds.

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

I've heard about this before.  The pope even talked about it.


He Said He Would Welcome Martians to Receive Baptism.   :)
Pope Francis spent some time during Mass at the Vatican on Monday talking about alien life forms, and suggested that Martians, should they ever visit Earth, would be welcome to be baptized as well.
"If – for example – tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of them came to us, here ... Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears, just like children paint them ... And one says, 'But I want to be baptized!' What would happen?" the Roman Catholic Church leader theorized, as reported by Vatican Radio.
In his speech focused on the question "Who are we to close the doors to the Holy Spirit?" he said that baptism is open to everyone, and reminded the audience of the words of Peter:
"If then God gave them the same gift He gave to us when we came to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to hinder God?"

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 10:56 AM

How would the world change if we found extraterrestrial life?

In 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" as a series of simulated radio bulletins of what was happening in real time as Martians arrived on our home planet. The broadcast is widely remembered for creating public panic, although to what extent is hotly debated today.

Still, the incident serves as an illustration of what could happen when the first life beyond Earth is discovered. While scientists might be excited by the prospect, introducing the public, politicians and interest groups to the idea could take some time.



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:49 AM

Hedging their bets when it's revealed that ancient ruins have been found off planet!




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Posted 26 October 2016 - 01:38 AM

Ever Wonder What Islam Thinks of UFOs and Aliens- You Might Be Surprised
One of the most fascinating aspects of the UFO phenomena is its ultimate effects on religion. Without question each religion will have to come to grips with the reality of ET, or more importantly, that man is not the only game in the universe. Due to their size the two religions that will be impacted most are Catholicism and Islam. Oddly enough the Pope and many of his emissaries have already told us aliens are real and they would be happy to baptize them.  Here is a very interesting article on how this information will effect the Islamic religion.
Surprisingly, Islam shows an open mind on the subject of other intelligent life in the Universe. 
One of the more curious features of the followers of the various religions is that, being so dogmatically certain that in their own particular little faith they already possess the whole truth about all things in Heaven and Earth, it almost never occurs to any of them to look elsewhere and find out what the followers of other religions may know or may have discovered. This is certainly a pity, for study of all the great world religions - and notably Islam one of the world's great religions - yields valuable clues as to the true nature of the "UFO Phenomenon" Islam knows, in fact, of the existence of three entirely separate and distinct species of intelligent beings in the Universe, and indeed can furnish surprisingly precise details regarding their natures and roles and activities. Angels, Men, and JINNS.

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:34 PM

I figure the Hindus got the inside skinny on what these things really are. Check it out!

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

Lol I just noticed this thing, surprised nobody said anything. Did you read all of the RP?
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