RE: [asa] Fw: (aliens) November Newsletter from Reasonable Faith

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri Nov 13 2009 - 13:50:33 EST

On Fri, 13 Nov 2009, Dehler, Bernie wrote:

> David said:
> ?Sorry, I don't see any conflict between alien intelligences and scripture. 
> I think YEC's have problems with aliens. I've never previously heard of a
> non-YEC having a problem.?
> RE: Aliens & SETI
> No problem for atheists: This is because if life can evolve here, likely
> another place also when considering the countless star systems.  If they are
> more advanced, we may be able to detect them.

Comment (not intended to be relevant to whether it is a problem for
someone): If they are more advanced than we are, they are likely to detect
us before we detect them.

> Problem for YEC?s (and Christians in general): The gospel doesn?t make sense
> in light of aliens.  Do they need Christ? Does their planet have a Christ?
> Did their race fall?  Did Christ repeat his redemption act (becoming mortal
> alien and dying on their cross) for other worlds? 

People have speculated about these questions for a long time. The Bible
doesn't address them, and so for a Christian they are simply unanswered
questions, not problems.

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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