Would exposing the existence of aliens end the world's religions or would it only create new ones
With science revealing the existence of multiple universes the mathematical probability of intelligent life forms outside of earth is great. What does this mean to the religious minded? Does it shed light on angels and demons as beings not of this world (aliens) or does it eliminate the entire concept of religion altogether? Could it be why the powers that be hide the concept of others beings in the universe from the masses to keep order and belief in their system?
Any physical "revelation" does not affect the spiritual world at all.
The physical world (reality) is at effect. The spiritual is at cause.
Religions are a corrupted form of spiritual teachings, diluted by centuries of ego.
Well it would depend on what kind of aliens we're talking about. Personally I think most religious people would adapt to it and simply accept the idea that the Universe is vast and amazing and so it makes sense that God, who would also be vast and amazing, would populate the Universe with more than just us humans.
Of course many fundamentalists and closed-minded folks would reject the discovery and distrust the aliens and even be prejudiced against them. Hopefully they would be peaceful aliens and if so I can definitely see some religion being started up around them.
Perhaps the aliens would bring some type of moral or philosophical system akin to religion with them, preferably without the superstitious baggage we are currently saddled with with Earth religions.
The existence of aliens shouldn't affect religion at all. God created life on earth and he can also create life on other planets.
Although if the aliens from other planets look like humans it would be evidence of the existence of God. It makes more sense that God made man in his image on another planet than it does for evolution to make something identical to us on another planet.
Who says they are friendly? If people can't get along on earth, why should they expect aliens to be friendly? The lion or the great white shark are not friendly. Anyone who has studied ancient teachings, civilizations or the occult, already know there are all kinds of entities. And they don't need space ships. Religions are just a way of thinking, they come and go. It just clouds the mind and occupies time during the earthly existence. The truth will be known once they leave the body. Then they can see what's real instead of myths, hopes, tired ancient fables and imagination.
This is a great answer. As are humans good and bad in their actions I believe the same would be for aliens. There would be some benevolent and some malevolent. I think it explains many religions more so than do away with them. Beings from the skies.
It would probably do both in all honesty. For people to suddenly realize that they are in fact not the center of the universe could be a major blow to their beliefs, while others might view "alien" life as superior or as gods themselves and bammo you have more religions.
At least those new religions would actually be based on something concrete...silver linings and such.
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