Friday, May 16, 2008

Vatican Paper: "The Extraterrestrial is My Brother"

In an interview with the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano (that's a newspaper), Vatican Observatory director, Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said, "How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere… Just as we consider earthly creatures as 'a brother,' and 'sister,' why should we not talk about an 'extraterrestrial brother'? It would still be part of creation."

The interview was
reported by the AP.

Pound360 is cool with that. When the first alien arrives, we'd high-five (or six, eight, or whatever) the first creature to come hobbling down the boarding ramp. But we can't imagine there's widespread support in the church for Rev. Gabriel's statement.

Remember, in 1633, the church put Galileo on trial for daring to suggest the Earth revolved around the sun. Found guilty, poor Galileo was forced to "recant his theory," reported Reuters.

If you think that's ancient history, totally irrelevant. Consider that it took the church 349 years to apologize. Pope John Paul II called the ruling against Galileo an error in 1992.

5 comments:

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on your poll about how would humanity benefit most, you should include something along the lines of ending all meat consumption. It is from that where i believe our downfall stems.

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