If the existence of aliens become common knowledge would you question your faith?
I've heard a common trend putting humankind in the center of all religions, so if man were to find out there were indeed little green men, do you think you may question the authenticity of your creator?
Only if the aliens presented proof that they created us, or if the aliens did not have something equivalent to Christianity in their religion (like in the movie Enemy Mine).
I believe that if the existence of extraterrestrials was a proven fact and accepted by the majority of the human race, after a closer examination of the facts and considering that we believe in a one Creator, there would be no difference in what people believe in truth. Because alien life forms, as well as the entire Universe as we know it, was of our God. Those who use their intellects and brain power, will understand that we are all related and that no matter whether one life form influences another, we are still part of the universal cycle of life and products of a benevolent God. All was formed from the particles of the cosmos, even our own Creator had a beginning. Because human minds are attuned to the reasoning that we all begin and end and there seems to be nothing left, The Universe, itself, serves as a great example that we don't know how to accept the proposition that there is no true end and all keeps on living and expanding to be far greater. It is "the nature of the beast". that is our hang up, and our brains still need further development. Yes, I would still believe in the one God and keep a strong faith.
Alright, what if they flat out refuted the concept of god, and in fact took the side of atheists? Bare in mind, intergalactic travel is quite the feet.
I would regard it as one more source of Atheism and as others would continue to do, worship our God and Creator of all the Universe and what is in it. There is God, no matter who refutes the "notion" and how intelligent they are seen as being.
In life, there are many different forms of living things. I do not question it. I do believe that each of us are made in our own forms.
I believe my objective is to be searching for the way of enlightenment. That will be my final end to living as human being and be in spiritual form.
Given the fact that I'm Jedi, proved existence of extra-terestials wouldn't make me question anything. I would just be assured that the will of Force made it happen
I dont think it would because nothing in the bible says anything about life on other planets, if they all had completely different religions to us here or non at all then it would make me think
I don't think so and it depends on the faith. It's pretty good question but I don't think that they'll ever found ''little green'', but that's just my opinion.
There are so many different alien species, it isn't even funny. I detest that "little green men" stuff, since some of them only glow green (while not actually being green) and the real green ones are actually big, reptilian aliens; ha!
if they refuted all faiths?/ concept of a god?
Considering how many religions are here on Earth, I don't see how proof or an arrival of an alien could disturb anybodies faith. Personally I believe aliens have visited in the past, and will continue to visit in the future. As messed up as earth is we could be an interstellar museum on what not to do in a culture.
No, not in my case. My creator(s) owned the sperm and egg that combined to create me.
Of course, I'm not completely sure who my bio-father IS anyway. Maybe aliens would be able to authenticate the one I was told about. :-)
I'm sure the Christians would have an answer for that if it happened. We have a geological record that proves the earth is 4.5 Billion years old and yet Christians had an answer for that. We have fossils of dinosaurs that are 65 million years old, yet the Christians are ready with an answer. We have DNA evidence that humans are 98% genetically identical to apes, yet Christians ignore that. We have fossils of humanoid ancestors that are 2 million years old and even pottery and remains of other species of humans that are only 30,000 years old--Christians have an answer. The oldest homo sapien remains ever discovered are 100,000 years old. Christians insist that the world is only 7,000 years old. Mathematics, chemistry, and physics tells us that the universe is expanding and that it began 14 Billion years ago. My evidence is based on enlightenment principles and scientific discovery that was compiled over the course of about 500 years with experimentation. Their evidence is based on a book that was finally compiled in its current form about 1,600 years ago, but had begun in parts around 2,500 years ago. I suspect anyone that had a hand in the composition of those works were the con artists of their day.
I would not question my faith if the existence of aliens become common knowledge. Mankind would like to believe that they are at the center of all creation, that is due to the false ego. There is no proof that I have seen that can conclusively say that mankind is at the center of the universe.
The creator is all powerful so it is possible that there could be so many other advanced being in existence, aliens, demigods, demons, etc. what does it matter. I still have to get up tomorrow and live my life. I can only deal with the here and now and what is present before me now.
The Vedic scriptures tell some fantastic stories about demigods, demons, etc, so there would be no changes in my mind, if we all found out that aliens were proven to be real.
I'm new to this site and now see that this was more appropriate for forums, so I won't be picking a "Best Answer", and since this has progressed to so much i won't be making a new one; this stays here, typo in header question an all.
To answer my own question: I continually question faith and beliefs in everything already, so yes, but "creator" would have to be in an abstract sense.
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