I was watching Alien 3 and it got me wondering what Christians believe in terms of aliens. If we are able to come into contact with aliens, it could possibly destroy the majority of the religion. I know pretty much nothing about this, so let's see what you guys have to say.
So in other words, as usual, the Christians toss science out the window on this one too. As in any case where something does not line up with their views they alter reality with faith based statements which can be neither proven nor dis-proven. Since you can not dis-prove their statement they march forward, boldly confident in their correctness, and ignore the fact that they have proven nothing.
Catholics are liable to believing anything, From Jesus appearing on a burnt taco crust to aliens.
Evangelists on the other hand like stated in the post ^ would most likely accept them as beings deceiving the common man from the word of god. If it doesn't suit their needs they'll manipulate to do so, just like any other religious branch would.
Pretty vague tbh.
Good thing I'm not religious then. I love aliens. We wouldn't have the degree of tentacle porn that we have today without aliens.
To get some insight into how evolved these people really were, look at Exodus--especially the parts that tell you when it is okay to sell your daughter into slavery, or kill one of your own slaves.
However, even if they have to technology and means for faster than light travel, how could they know where we are located? It would be like finding a piece of sand in the ocean. They could spend millions of years just looking and finding nothing. And what is our lifetime compared to a million years? What is the lifetime of our entire race compared to a million years?
They have to have the technology we can only dream of.
They have to be looking exactly at the right place, with no clue to our location whatsoever.
They have to look at the right time, so they don't miss us.
In the end, I think we are safe to say that we won't ever make contact.
Also lol@ christians
just to stay on topic
Except that they found us a long time ago.
This is my view as well. I think the chances of contact are so minuscule that our race will probably have died off by the time aliens find life on this planet. I believe that there is life elsewhere, but it's not something I ever talk about because people look at you like wtf. I always think of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, where our planet is backwards and hasn't developed space flight, but maybe there's a whole bunch of other civilizations that have it already. If we spent a shitton of money on and put a shitton of effort into developing space flight, we'd have done it already. Instead, corporations want to fuck around with stupid shit like diamonds, stocks and everything from foam pool noodles to cheese whiz to make money. There's no drive to improve humanity as a species. There's too much division, and if you aren't making a buck, you're wasting your time.
In any case, I think christians have to deny the possibility because it ruins their religion. Jesus wouldn't be god because he didn't save the aliens, so then everything is fucked and they realize they've been believing in fairy tales the whole time. I bet tons of them would try to make up excuses like they're fallen angels or devils or something.
Yahweh is the God (read: Demi-God) of this planet, Yeshua is his incarnation in phyisical form (other names include Jesus/Christ). Although we are meant to be made "in the image" of these entities, which I guess would mean Yahweh/Yeshua is not alien. Of course that using the term alien as "foreighn". Alien can often just mean "living entity outside this planet" or even "human being outside this country".
If your question is, "Is the bible, and it's contents ireconcialable with the concept of "aliens"?", then the answer is no, it is integratable. Alot of the reasons underpinning why "Christians" would find the notion of alien existence unfavourable is because of "culture". For one, popular culture seems to look down upon it, especially conservative culture. Also because of the current popular organized injunction of "Christianity" (read: anthropocentric), the notion of aliens, is well, alien.
I reckon it just doesn't fit with the schemata, so no, most modern "Christians" would not subscribe to the existence of aliens. That being said, the concept of religion & life outside of this planet are very... intergratable, infact many injunctions of religion practically teach it. For instance, in Vedic religion (Hinduism) there is the one supreme God, then there are all of his individuated Creations called "Devas" or Demi-Gods. These can be considered aliens.
Actually, technically I would say we are aliens. What I mean is, the idea of "aliens" is just a galactic version of "others". In reality there are no "others".