Conversely, I think if we encountered an alien race who had religious beliefs that mirrored one here on earth; many would consider it to be little more than a coincidence. We all cling to what we choose on that level.
I think if any intelligent life out there if found - is less aggressive and less-advanced than us then they'll surely fall pray to jenova's preaching and religious people on earth will force them to believe what we believe. I just hope galactus should help them not to come in contact with us. lol
If they're more powerful and know how to control primitives like us, by all means we should know about them.
You know, I wouldn't put it past corporate America to annihilate them, if possible, first. Why convert the heathens and share the resources on their planet? But, barring that, you are right. The religious would feel compelled to attempt to convert.
You don't need mars for the proof. You need a planet with water reserves or with plants. Mars looks like a planet that our ancestors left due to some doomsday. I wonder if there are fuel sources in there.
I don't believe it will. I've never been comfortable with a literal interpretation of Genesis, and as God appears to enjoy diversity, it would not seem unreasonable that He would also have 'other Earth projects' on the go as well.
I think religion is inevitable. Sentient beings fully concious of their life and future mortality will naturally ask "why?". If they are as insecure as mankind, then a set of religious beliefs would naturally develop along with the concept of a creator God.
Whether God exists or not, I think religion is inevitable.
No, me either. But, I would assume if another race from another planet had no signs of religion; it would be clear evidence to the religious that something was amiss in their beliefs. I wonder how they would process that.
If there is LIFE, and i don't mean one celled microscopic organisms. But life considerably close to what we have here, working ecosystems, animals, plants, oxygen, etc. some evolved life form then the only question remaining is How did God work his plan for salvation on that world? (assuming the first humans fell)
If we found life on a planet with no ability to choose, that would be a different story.
I'm not sure it would alter my religious beliefs at all. I've always assumed there was intelligent life out there somewhere else. Hell, there is intelligent life besides humans on this planet. Billions of planets, yep, somewhere else out there is life.
I really don't consider micro-organisms as intelligent life. I really don't think that residue evidence of water means there was once life. It just means the puddle dried up.
Life is what we see today, not some one celled creature on a microscopic level. There might be some intangible, teeny weeny, see through a super powerful microscope entity, in jupiter, floatin around the gases, but lets face it, that's a long way from life?
It seems blindingly obvious to me that life (and in fact intelligent life) is likely exists on a number of planets. People not open to that view, are very likely to be able to somehow fit it into that world view should be ever become aware of life elsewhere. Where there is a lack of logic, there shall remain a loic of logic. Unfortunately.
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