RE: FW: many worlds

Jim Taggart (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 09:44:03 -0400

Note: I said "(and any other worlds we may eventually be able to
influence)" Finding other species and other religions does not relieve
us from the Great Commission. However, barring some theoretical
breakthrough that allows faster than speed of light travel, I expect
there will be a LARGE gap between the time be know that there is life
out there and the time when we can influence that life (turnaround time
for a single message being greater than 8 years. Don't try to start a
chess game...).

I don't see how my theology can be affected by life forms (or universes)
I can not interact with. It is not my problem. Let God deal with it.

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> Sent: Friday, September 19, 1997 9:16 AM
> To: Jim Taggart; 'asa'
> Subject: Re: FW: many worlds
> At 08:43 AM 9/19/97 -0400, Jim Taggart wrote:
> >We don't need the existence of many universes to raise this question.
> >We will have the same problem if [when] intelligent life is
> discovered
> >somewhere else in the universe, especially if they have their own
> >religion(s).
> >
> >IMHO, Christ is the way God chose to deal with his people on THIS
> world
> >(and any other worlds we may eventually be able to influence). How
> He
> >chooses to deal with other worlds (or universes) is His choice. It
> >should not affect my faith in any way.
> Just out of curiousity, and not that I know how to handle the
> discovery of
> life on other planets, how does your argument in this regard differ
> from one
> that I have heard about our planet: Christianity is the way God chose
> to
> deal with western culture, and Buddhism is the way God chose to deal
> with
> the eastern culture? I have more comfort with using the world as a
> demarcation point, but that assumes that there is a logical difference
> between cultures on our planet and cultures on another. Perchance
> "species"
> would be a better demarcator than planet.
> glenn
> Foundation, Fall and Flood