Friday, March 10, 2006

Close Encounters?

Yesterday, scientists annouced that gysers had sprang from Saturn's moon Enceladus, meaning that under all that ice - there is water. Water, scientists say, is the one major component necessary for all life. So? Is there life in outer space? I'm not talking about the little green men from the X-Files, but ocean and plant life, nothing necessarily intelligent, although intelligent life would be really cool.

I do not have a theological problem with extra-terrestrail life, based on my reading of the creation accounts (Gen. 1&2). I believe God made everything and all his creation delcares his majesty. But how would knowing there's life on other planets, and within our solar system, change our views in relation to one another and God? As a whole, I'm just wondering how Christians would react to such a discovery. Either way, it's put to Christians to be Christ's ambassadors, or represenatives, to the rest of the world. So how would followers of the Way respond? Just a question, what do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OH NO THE MORMONS WERE RIGHT!!!!! hahahahahaha referencing back to the people going to be a god of their own planet to populate it.