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The Pope, in Space?

Updated on August 27, 2011
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Religion 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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      ekempi 7 years ago from west coast of Atlantic ocean Africa - Bight of Biafra

      In the letter last may , Pope Benedict xvi urged priests to help people see the face of Christ on the web, through blogs, web sites and videos . He said priests could give the web a soul by preaching theology through new technology. But the question therefore is what face value is he expecting since in backward race whose race is of the course of "ABIA " have in evidence a living face value image of cosmic micro wave nature made "IDOL" universal figure glorious spiritual head being Alien creature atmospheric seal mark of beast to bear witness of ancient Africa Black God that is not of "WHITE SON OF GOD CHRIST LIKE IMAGE THE POPE WOULD EXPECT TO SEE IN THE INTERNET WEBSITE OR BLOGS?

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      The Catholic Church has as long as I remember acknowledged the possibilities of "human" life on other planets.

      As far as reliance on faith is concerned, my observation is that agnostic and atheists seem to take a lot of thing on faith. Take how much of the global warming thing is based on belief.

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      Linda Rawlinson 7 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Do you really think we're reliant on faith rafken? I can't see how I'm reliant on it, as an atheist. I'm wracking my brains trying to think of how faith plays any part in my life, and I can't think of anything, except that it serves as a form of entertainment when I'm reading the religious hubs of others and commenting on them. Undoubtedly Christianty is an influence on parts of my life, because there are so many areas that have religion as a basis for their existence - Christmas, being one obvious example right now. But I'm not reliant on religion in any way at all, truly.

      Interesting hub though. I wonder what the Pope does think about space travel.


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      munirahmadmughal 7 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

      "The Pope in Space"

      The hub is informative and curious.

      God is creator of everything and everything includes seen and unseen.He is Controlling all His creations as is befitting for Him. As science is in search of the Truth, hence it cannot be against the Religion. if there is any misunderstanding it will be resolved by search and research of the truth. Religion is not against any scientifc approach nor against reason nor against advancement of new knowledge and techniques. It is a guidance and guidance towards the betterment of mankind. God is Independent and needs no help from any one. Rather it is He who helps all in all circumstances.

      A person with sound intellect cannot deny the existence of God whose signs are available in every particle of the earth, the space and in the deep oceans. The creatures who are many and multiple, colurful and colourless are all signs of God. His law is working everywhere and speaking of His wisdom in all circumstances. Blessed are those who realize it as early as possible and mould their lives according to His Pleasure.

      Science is not useless effort. It is the most useful effort and its results are seen, observed and experienced by all of us. We must respect all scientists for their inventions. They possess a heart and the heart tells them. pricks them and even makes them incline to be grateful to God who blessed them with such deep discernment.

      May God bless all.


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