The Pope, in Space?
Should There be Religion in Space?
All this space travel must be of interest to the church. Does the Pope, for instance, want to know if proof of God is found on some alien planet?
If aliens do exist, which I am sure they must, do they believe there is a God? If not, what kind of faith do they have? If none, how do they manage to get by without faith? Humans would surely have trouble to get by without it.
Has the Pope, or leader of any other religion, requested to have one of their representatives join one of the space missions?
Does God exist in deep space?
The leader of any church must, at the very least, be interested in getting a different view of Gods creation. Are they really satisfied with getting views via scientists?
Some astronauts spend weeks aboard the space station. Have any religious leaders offered assistance for worship whilst they are there? Do they think that the astronauts are closer to God, so need no other assistance? Or is it that they think scientists and astronauts cannot be religious?
Whether you are religious or not, you cannot deny that religion plays a major role in our species. It is therefore important, that any activity that may get the attention of alien races, should also display a true image of who we are. It would be wrong that, if an alien race got the attention of our space missions, we displayed an inaccurate example of what we are.
Science and religion do not always agree but they are both undisputedly a part of what we are as a species, reliant upon, faith and curiosity. If we are to reach new planets and possibly, make new friends, we must do it with honesty and a respect for what we are, not what we may think we would like to be.
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