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A friend has pointed me to a site called Eye of the Tiber, with this article about the Pope and aliens which quotes me...

Think of it as The Onion for Catholics.

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aska_kettlingur
May. 29th, 2014 10:03 am (UTC)
Belief in things unseen
I think the line is drawn where it has always been drawn--the 'person' has to want to be baptised and must present him-/her-/itself for the sacrament of baptism. A 'mythical' or never seen creature can't show up for the baptism. There is a problem, however. What if the alien being reacts to water as we react to acid? Can some other medium be used? We should consider this in advance. We wouldn't want to be caught unprepared.
Pat L.
brotherguy
May. 30th, 2014 05:56 am (UTC)
The fun thing about this topic is that even though the article itself is meant as humor and satire, it also gives you plenty of things to think about. That's why I enjoy science fiction.

My own take is that the topic tells us nothing about aliens but a lot about ourselves and how we understand all these issues. I could write a whole book on the topic.

As a matter of fact, I have. http://www.vofoundation.org/books-and-media
tlunquist
May. 29th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC)
Yet another one of those days when I really want LJ to have a "Like" button. :)
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