Thursday, May 25, 2006

ET and God

E.T. and God: Could earthly religions survive the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe?


But, bretheren, saith it not: ‘You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien’ (Exodus 22:21)?


At 5/26/2006 7:22 AM, Anonymous byron smith said...

C. S. Lewis reflected repeatedly on this question. He really seemed to think it carried a lot of weight apologetically. Of course, his entire 'Cosmic Trilogy' is a narrative version of his answer.

At 5/27/2006 7:54 PM, Anonymous Claire Joy said...

What about illegal aliens? It must be okay to persecute them...
Seriously, the two main science fiction themes seem to boil down to: the aliens are benevolent and we kill them off, or... we welcome them and they end up eating us for lunch. Where's the middle ground?

At 5/28/2006 10:24 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Byron, I've just been discovering your blog - really enjoyable! Yes, someone else mentioned CS Lewis as I've blogged through the alien issue. I must admitt, I've not read him much.

Hi Claire!


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