Vatican Says Aliens Could Exist

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"Vatican says aliens could exist" as it prepares to organise a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, according to BBC News 13 May 2008.  Gabriel Funes, Director of the Vatican Observatory, suggested that God could have created intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe, and some of these some aliens could even be free from original sin.  BBC

Editorial Comment: What's the connection? The Papacy has long accepted evolutionist theory with a few add-ons of god-activity, so we shouldn't be surprised that they go most of the way with the evolutionist philosophy that life arose by naturalistic processes on earth, therefore life could be found anywhere those same conditions occur elsewhere in the universe. Of course the Vatican will have to get a god-bit into the act as the maker/evolver of aliens. And they will have to show they accept the evolutionist concept that physical death is a natural part of the "creation" and a biological necessity for evolution to occur. In doing so they will make themselves very acceptable to the world as the leading political body they excel at being - but in so doing they will again undermine Christianity, the Biblical account and further alienate themselves from the Creator Christ in their lustful desire to be a respected religion based on human wisdom and not on God's Revealed Word. Those who accept God created as described in Genesis, know that physical life can only exist where God put it, and that physical death is not a biological necessity, but a moral penalty for deliberately disobeying the Creator (see Genesis 1-3 and Romans 1-5). The only living things mentioned in the Bible are those on earth. The Bible is also adamant that Adam's sin has affected the whole creation - not just earth (see Romans 5 - 8). It would be absolutely unjust in the eyes of a Just and Righteous Creator, if physical beings on other worlds, who were physically unrelated to the first man Adam, were subjected to the moral penalty of physical death for a sin they had no part of. It would also make a mockery of the fact that Jesus, who is God the Creator, became a man and died on earth for Adam and his descendants, so that whoever would accept Christ's death as payment for their sin, would receive eternal life, and a new body, and a new heavens and earth, which the Creator will make, as described in Revelation 21-22. (Ref. astrobiology, science fiction, theistic evolution)

Evidence News, 21 May 2008

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