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Author Topic: The existence of alien life and the consequences it might have on religion  (Read 9192 times)
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« Reply #18: March 22, 2011, 07:08:25 pm »

Interesting that this topic came up here, because my husband has been really interested in alien life lately. I don't know why. Maybe too much History channel?  Cheesy

I am pantheistic, and I believe that everything is Divine. I believe that the gods and spirits are part of this Divine Totality, just like everything else. Aliens and other worlds would just be part of that with no problem. And, I can't speak for Buddhism, but Taoism would do just fine.

With the Celtic and Heathen gods, for me the question that would come up is: well, do those gods actually exist in the spiritual way that I think, or were they alien visitors who were interpreted by ancient peoples as deities? If so, why did they visit? What does this mean for continued honoring of those gods? While I could probably focus on the local-spirits/local-deities aspect of it, I admit, it would call it all into question for me. If I became satisfied that the deities were still deities, then it would be no problem at all toD assume that different planets and different beings have different ones.   

Or, for me, the Celtic gods could be "local" gods, and the aliens could have their own "local" gods on their worlds!
But, I see what you mean; if everything is tied into the Divine like you say... that's a door that's going to be blown wide open for scrutiny.

What would OUR gods mean to the aliens? Heheh. What if they DID have the same ones as us?

So many different questions to ponder...
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