Vatican says aliens could exist...

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  1. bigandy macrumors G3

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7399661.stm


    Didn't see that one coming :rolleyes:

    Obviously, this may fit better in the PRSI, but it is 'news'... ;)
     
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    The Truth is out, who knows maybe one day the airforce will come clean on this subject. Trinidade island is a unique case indeed.
     
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    I don't know whether to be pleased or disappointed with myself that I knew exactly the incident and photograph you're referring to there... :eek:
     
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    A mind-boggling heaping of absurdity on unreconstructed absurdity.
     
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  6. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    'Cos the weirdo in the dress says so... At least his attention isn't on little boys. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Of course aliens "could" exist! The universe is very large and possibly infinite in volume; the observable matter is spread over a space at least 93 billion light years across.

    My guess - There are no other life forms in this (Milky way) galaxy; we are the only ones. However, I believe there are smarter, or quite possibly less intelligent (or both), beings living in surrounding galaxies.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In other news, nobody really cared. The Vatican was surprisingly mum on the topic of who the fifth and final Cylon is.
     
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    The odds of there not being other life even in our Galaxy is nearly statistically impossible. There are BILLIONS of stars in our galaxy. Even if they all only had one planet... it would be almost impossible. Now, consider the billions of galaxies. Amazing stuff.

    I completely agree with the statement that belief that aliens exist does not fundamentally contradict the believe in God the creator. You can have your cake and eat it too.
     
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    [​IMG] :eek:
     
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    it would not necessarily contradict the believe in a God, but it would seriously inficiate the basic praecepts of christianity
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Frack! I knew it! :eek:
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    Thank you for that. :)
    Still, considering the billions of probable earthlike planets, statistically there is almost certain to be at least one other with a cross-dressing, dogma-bound, all-male, indulgence-retailing, homophobic priesthood.
     
  15. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    A Klan?
     
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    That's because the Aliens are smarter then the Vatican.
     
  17. bigandy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Maybe aliens don't believe in the Vatican.
     
  18. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, it's encouraged (sort of) that homosexuals join the priesthood, with celibacy and all.
     
  19. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Care to explain?
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    And why should we give a crap about the Vatican and their opinions on aliens?
     
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    I don't know about you guys, but there are dozens of aliens attending mass with me.:p
     
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    The vatican's just getting in early to bump up dwindling numbers by feeding off the hype of the new X-files movie.
     
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    :confused: What are you talking about?
     
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    Not much mention of other inhabited planets in the Christian creation myths. Terrestrial man is said to be the ultimate act of creation. If there are other inhabited planets - especially "without original sin" - then Christians, Jews and Muslims have all been sold a dud.
     
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    There was this guy I knew in HS who said he looked forward to the day we could prove there were no other planets that were inhabited anywhere in the universe. It was asked how we could do that. He didn't really have an answer. Something about God being awesome or something. This is probably aimed towards people like that. Not that he'd listen. The Pope was never religious enough for him. No, I'm not kidding.
     

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