I just found out something interesting today. I didn't know this.
Did you know the Vatican not only has a Chief astronomer but also has a Vatican Observatory near Rome?
What is a church doing in the business of Astronomy? Who's paying for all this?
Anyhow the Vatican has just come out to say that aliens could exist. Here's the whole scoop!
"The Pope's Chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out.
Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.
Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.
The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God.
The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article, "Aliens, Are My Brother!
'Free from sin"
Just as there are multiple forms of life on earth, so there could exists intelligent beings in outer space created by God. And some aliens could even be free from original sin, he speculates.
Asked about the Catholic Church's condemnation four centruies ago of the Italian astronomer and physicist, Galileo, Father Funes diplomatically says mistakes were made, but it is time to turn the page and look towards the future.
Science and religion need each other, and many astronomers believe in God, he assures readers.
To strengthen its scientific credentials, the Vatican is organising a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversay of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin."
Talk about going past what is written! Not only that but they are directly contradicting scripture as per usual. Aliens free from original sin? Aliens are my brother? Says who? I'm glad it says he's speculating. Jesus said to go out and spread the gospel or go and tell what he's done for us. It's not the churches role to be speculating and making presumptions on God.
I guess this falls into the realm of sensationalism, which many are attracted to, showing us that nothing really has changed since Jesus last walked this earth 2,000 years ago.