Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Let's Not Go There

Too irresistible to ignore is this latest supposition:

(AP) VATICAN CITY - Believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vatican's chief astronomer said in an interview published Tuesday.

The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, was quoted as saying the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.

"How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?" Funes said.
I understand the logic but as for me and my house, serving the Lord on this planet is quite enough of a challenge.

4 comments:

  1. Now THAT is progressive.
    I love the church!

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  2. To me, this explains A LOT.

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  3. I'm not a science fiction fan, but one of the best books I've ever read is "The Sparrow" by Maria Doria Russell. At the parish where I worked, it got passed around eagerly because we called it "Jesuits in Space." It's a challenging book--what if we did find life on other planets? how would you tell the good guys from the bad guys? and what if you made a mistake?

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  4. Agreed! I loved THE SPARROW, thought it was extraordinary and exquisite. Alas, I couldn't get through A THREAD OF GRACE.

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