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Senator sparks criticism with ET religion Tweet

Posted on Saturday, 25 July, 2020 | Comment icon 137 comments

Would aliens really subscribe to the same religious beliefs as we do ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Jim Trottier
Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland angered many by suggesting that aliens would need to be Christian.
Commenting on yesterday's New York Times story about the Pentagon possessing materials from "off-world vehicles", Stickland headed to Twitter and wrote:

"IF aliens are real, salvation through Jesus Christ is the only way they enter Heaven."

His Tweet was met with considerable criticism, with users decidedly unimpressed with the assumption that an advanced extraterrestrial race from across the cosmos would adhere to the same religious beliefs and values as a subset of the human population here on Earth.

The question of what sort of religious beliefs aliens might have has been around for years - certainly it is plausible that intelligent beings from other worlds might have their own religions and belief systems shaped by factors specific to their circumstances.
Some argue that an alien race capable of traveling the stars may have shunned all forms of religion entirely in favor of a philosophy based purely on science and perhaps even a higher understanding of the nature of the universe beyond that which we are currently able to perceive.

It is also worth pondering what might happen if we were to ever meet an alien race - would they try to impart their beliefs upon us ? Would religious leaders on Earth attempt to do the same to them ?

As things stand, we have no idea of the role religion might play on worlds beyond our own.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (137)

Tags: Extraterrestrial

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #128 Posted by pbarosso on 31 July, 2020, 4:27
well, i can appreciate that answer.
Comment icon #129 Posted by Desertrat56 on 31 July, 2020, 14:51
When I was growing up the baptist minister always started his sermon with "You are ALL Sinners and you deserve to burn in hell!"  Is that what you are saying here?  It seems like it and it is wrong.  Put the fear of god in someone so that they will do as you say god wants them to, manipulation and lies. If you ascribe to ANY protestant religion you cannot separate yourself from the catholic church, that is the root of all  the non-muslim, non jewish  judaic sects.  And if you are willing to separate yourself from the catholics you are certainly separating yourself from the original tribes/sect... [More]
Comment icon #130 Posted by Jujo-jo on 31 July, 2020, 17:44
Not that I want to argue here or be bashed but to answer the question, the father, son and the holy spirit are one in the same, three ways, (in my opinion and from my studies).  There are certain times and situation I consult God and at other times and  in other situation I consult Jesus, it just depends on the situation and circumstance. The holy spirit/ holy ghost is the spiritual side we all walk aside and live in, that most can not see or feel, the supernatural, if you like....
Comment icon #131 Posted by XenoFish on 31 July, 2020, 17:51
Father, son, holy ghost. Mind, body, soul.  The god/jesus is a servitor of your own creation that acts as a medium between the conscious and subconscious. By asking god/jesus things you set your deep mind in motion. I call this the magical placebo effect. You can literally ask anything from any entity and get results. Faith is about trust and the emotions trust generates, so your statements are empowered by it. If it works for you so be it.  Take into consideration the typical banishing ritual, it's always culturally appropriate. This is due to the regional religion paradigm. 
Comment icon #132 Posted by Jujo-jo on 31 July, 2020, 17:57
Nice, thank you. I don't general ask for things I have been given way more than enough  but I do gave thanks ; )
Comment icon #133 Posted by XenoFish on 31 July, 2020, 18:01
I'm going to be honest. So long as no harm is being done to anyone or themselves, I seriously don't care what people believe. Some need it, others done. I just think that there are those who take it way to far. A spiritual belief should add to life not take away from it. That actually goes to all beliefs. 
Comment icon #134 Posted by TripGun on 31 July, 2020, 18:10
Vain perfidiousness
Comment icon #135 Posted by Rlyeh on 7 August, 2020, 19:41
What is the difference between the mind and soul?
Comment icon #136 Posted by XenoFish on 7 August, 2020, 19:44
I tend to lump the soul in with the emotions personally. Mind being the thinking part, soul being the feeling part. The idea of 'stirring the soul' is basically evoking the emotions. 
Comment icon #137 Posted by preacherman76 on 7 August, 2020, 20:46
Of course there is gonna be football. Oh wait you mean American football right? 

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