Southern Religion

Baptise a space alien [extraterresterial]?


Only if asked, said Guy Consolmagno, one of the pope’s astronomers. He made it clear that in his view, “Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul.”

He was, however, very practical about it, as the Guardian reported:

Guy Consolmagno, who is one of the pope’s astronomers, said he would be “delighted” if intelligent life was found among the stars. “But the odds of us finding it, of it being intelligent and us being able to communicate with it – when you add them up it’s probably not a practical question.”

As for intelligent design, so close to the hearts of some Southern Baptists, well that’s “bad theology” that had been “hijacked” by American creationist fundamentalists.

All very scientific, thank you.


September 21, 2010 - Posted by | Catholic, Science |

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