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I was just thinking; if aliens exist will the Bible be (re) re-interpreted to cater for their existence?

And because they would have no knowledge of Jesus (in the same way that people who live in remote areas have no knowledge of him - and they live on Earth!) could/should they be converted to Christianity if they are intelligent and can communicate?

My hypothesis is (using slavery in the US as a template) that while some denominations will condone the inevitable attack upon the aliens, some will welcome them into the fold.

But who is right?

Basically: Are human religions for humans only? Because if God created us in his image then surely we are better than (presumably heathen) aliens - so I say an alien can be as much a Christian as an octopus.
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So you're wondering if god is an alien on another planet?
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#7
Well, the bible doesnt have to explain every single thing in the universe. just what's gonna directly affect people.
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Shut up, Mr. Scientology...

But to answer your question, if this did happen, then 2001: A Space Odyssey would be the new bible...
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quite simply aliens exist god however does not

You have no proof for either statement.

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As in, agnosticism is the only "true" religion.
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#13
I don't think they are mutually exclusive.
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Presumably if the aliens found us (we won't find them yet because our technology isn't good enough), they would be of much higher intelligence and at a higher state of advancement than humanity

In other words they would long since have forgotten any sense of some primitive religion. Let alone ours. Personally I find that even trying to apply religion to people does no good, let alone aliens.
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#17
I would have thought aliens would directly effect people...

And what if the aliens think God created them in his image and that their octopus prophet died to save the sins of everyone in the universe - and tried to convert us to their religion? Is it possible for a human to become part of an alien religion?

If it's like Buddhism - yes. Actually... I think aliens could be convertible to Buddhism.
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Contact with aliens will most likely end up with what I call, "The Columbus Effect". Just like when Colombus and spaniards as well came upon America and the Natives were in awe of their technologies, but little did they know they were in for a slaughter and mass conversion of their beliefs.
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I don't think they are mutually exclusive.

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... and why not. I can think of at least one reason why they are mutually exclusive - the Eartho-centric Bible.
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#28
I always imagined aliens would have a far superior intellectual capabilite then that of humans, therefore i think they would not feel that need to follow the rules of a fairy tale to make themselves feel better about who they are, and to assure themselves that someone is taking care of them.
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#29
meh its plausible that aliens would have different religions that are similar to ours, different profit and a different name for god. hell we have that here.
muslims and christianity.
hell most monothiestic religions and even polythiestic have the same core values in a god.
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meh its plausible that aliens would have different religions that are similar to ours, different profit and a different name for god. hell we have that here.
muslims and christianity.
hell most monothiestic religions and even polythiestic have the same core values in a god.



If humans have the same moral compass no matter what religion they are, wouldn't that suggest that we don't need a god to dictate morality to us?

Even chimpanzee's mourn their dead and frown on theft and murder within their monkey-tribes - and they're athiests.
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If humans have the same moral compass no matter what religion they are, wouldn't that suggest that we don't need a god to dictate morality to us?

Even chimpanzee's mourn their dead and frown on theft and murder within their monkey-tribes - and they're athiests.


Have you ever asked a monkey that question? Hell, they could be worshipping some crazy lovechild of Donkey Kong and Jesus for all we know
#32
Aliens mean that the organized religions of earth are wrong, but it does not necessarily disprove the existence of a god. I'm an atheist though, so it don't matter to me
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#33
Ive always toyed with the idea that aliens have been with us for quite some time now, just look at some biblical art:

http://www.aliencrossing.com/alien-evidence-in-religious-art/

I'm not supporting these theories in any way, but merely amusing myself with the possibilities. Also, study closely the Mayan civilization and Nazi technology. There could be strong arguments for extra-terrestrial influence in human history.

Also, Riley Martin is a great guy to listen to. If you have Sirius satellite radio, listen to his show Mondays at 7 on Howard 100. He talks about his life with aliens and his mission to inform people of their existence in an attempt to gain them access to the mothership when the world is destroyed in 2012.

All very very fun things to research haha.
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Contact with aliens will most likely end up with what I call, "The Columbus Effect". Just like when Colombus and spaniards as well came upon America and the Natives were in awe of their technologies, but little did they know they were in for a slaughter and mass conversion of their beliefs.


Sounds like The Covenant to me.

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#36
A belief in any God/Creator does not equal the same belief for extra terrestrial life. Neither are even closely linked, so how would extra terrestrials (assuming that they were proven to be real) prove that there is a God/Creator?
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#37
I do not believe in the existence of aliens other then bacteria
if they do exsist they're probably not intelligent probably like animals
if we do find intelligent life outside of earth which 99% sure we wont we'll (earthlings) probably try to kill them or something
#38
If aliens exist then that does not disprove god.


But those Christians are sure going to look foolish!

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You have no proof for either statement.

As I have no proof for the converse.

As in, agnosticism is the only "true" religion.

Agnosticism is atheism for pussies.
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