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Vatican: It's ok to believe in aliens

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Masquerouge, May 14, 2008.

  1. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080513/ap_on_re_eu/vatican_aliens



    and in particular:





    Kudos to that guy.
     
  2. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    They're just covering their bases for the inevitable and glorious first contact between humanity and an extra-terrestial intelligence.

    How many followers are the other churches going to lose?
     
  3. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Not that strange if you realise that the Big Bang Theory was proposed by a catholic priest, [wiki]Georges Lemaître[/wiki].
     
  4. scy12

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    HERETIC ! . Oh wait this is 2008 all religious people agree with Funes .
     
  5. Alpine Trooper

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    Please, by the time we even contact an alien race the Vatican will be a fairy tale we tell to them.
     
  6. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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  7. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    I don't think it was ever prohibited to believe in alien beings. At least not that I know of. Hell, if I wanted to believe in flying pigs and zombies I wouldn't give a crap what they said.
     
  8. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    It isn't a matter of whether the Vatican is trying to prohibit you, though. They are just pointing out that there is nothing in their doctrine that contradicts the idea. I am not really sure there are too many religions where it does, anyways. (Jack Chick might, just on principle.)
     
  9. Alpine Trooper

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    The Vatican is always on about how were going to meet certain beings soon. They might just be right this time, in 500 years by which time their silly religon has turned to dust.
     
  10. EnlightenmentHK

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    Eh...their silly religion isn't too far off from 2,000 years old. Really think they're disappearing in another 500?
     
  11. Alpine Trooper

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    Sooner if I can help it. They really think we're meeting aliens any time soon though? Whats the point in this message?
     
  12. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    He implies that beings "formed" elsewhere, then turns around saying God could have created different forms.

    Sounds like he's just covering his bases, to try to get... *snicker*... religion to evolve... with the times.
     
  13. holy king

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    the moment i read this in the newspaper i knew someone would make a thread about it here... :lol:
     
  14. EnlightenmentHK

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    I think the message was the same as it was when the Church talked about evolution. That faith and science can co-mingle and don't have to contradict eachother. I don't see anything inherently wrong with that message.
     
  15. Alpine Trooper

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    Except that they have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
     
  16. scy12

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    It is obvious that the Vatican wants to make sure that if we meet any other intelligent forms , they will make them Christian.
     
  17. Alpine Trooper

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    What if the aliens are jewish? Will they still be made Christian?
     
  18. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    The aliens are likely to have religions of their own.. They're going to be attempting to convert us.
     
  19. scy12

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    In that case i suspect , a certain treacherous Human traitor group , named Scientology to help them. And 200 years after , who knows ? Scientologyland maybe stronger than the Vatican.

    Oh Wait ....

    It's a conspiracy .... Scientologists are attempting to weaken our beliefs , so that their Aliens overlords will be ready to take over.
     
  20. EnlightenmentHK

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    If that's the case, than why the hell do they keep running headlong into eachother? (not so much with the Catholics, but with other religious groups)
     

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