Will it survive

Posted: May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized
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On my way into work this morning I listened to a radio show interview. The scientist interviewed worked for SETI. SETI is the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. On the radio the scientist explained that “planets in the galaxy and neighboring galaxies are as common as houseflies.” The scientist went on to explain that it is now a high statistically possibility that there is another form of intelligent life living on another planet in the Milky Way and surrounding galaxies.

I don’t know about you but this type of talk is exciting. I think of all the possibilities and it is the stuff of wild science fiction and fantasy. Some callers into the radio show did not share my enthusiasm. Some callers where religious and feared that upon contact from an alien species religion would break down.

I was raised in the Baptist denomination of the Christian faith and I have seen the denomination and religion change over the years and I am not afraid of the religion falling by the wayside.

In the United States religion and religious texts have been used to justify slavery as well as the denial of basic rights to the LGBQT community. Religion changed course however and now slavery is condemned and I see and feel another course change concerning the rights of LGBQT population and human rights.  Seeing the course changes encourages me and makes me feel as though the Christian religion can survive if its followers adhere to love and respect and abstain from objection and denial of love and respect.

Will our religion survive the discovery of an extra terrestrial? Well, that depends, will our religion allow love and respect to change the religions course when it comes to accepting new life?

I hope the answer is yes for our religion and all citizens of the world

 

Peace

john3c

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