The Vatican Goes X-Stream

Star Date 05142008: Ensign Stephanie reporting for the Captain. We are flying a course straight to the Gaia System in the Gamma Quadrant to gather supplies and perform the annual "spring" cleaning of the U.S.S. Enterprise. We are traveling specifically to use the universe's only known automatic Star Fleet ship wash....

I can finally think/believe that Star Trek IS real. (After all, there is a Wiki for it). I have been waiting so long for this, and my relief finally came last night at 4:07 pm when the AP published an article stating:

Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens

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 and believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God.

"How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?" Funes said. "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."

In the interview by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Funes said that such a notion "doesn't contradict our faith" because aliens would still be God's creatures. Ruling out the existence of aliens would be like "putting limits" on God's creative freedom, he said.

1 comment:

Mary said...

This brings mission trips into a whole new light......We should talk to PS about a possible missions trip to Jupiter, or Mars..I'm game for any of the planets.....We could have some gospel bookles made up in thier language....get some ET bibles printed up.....I'll bring it up to him tomorrow.