jun 12th, 2008
actually that would be quite difficult, as it is written explicitly that yhwh made man in his own image. (this is why christists don't cremate their dead but bury them, because they want them to 'rise to heaven' in their own moldy bone-fragments, odd as that sounds to any normal person.)
which means, as discussed before, yhwh is only the god of -- at most -- (some) humans. he ain't the god of the aliens. not surprising to us, considering that yhwh is only a tribal god. (see, it make a lot more sense to believe in a formless god).
no way christism can be made compatible with the discovery of extra-terrestrial intelligence. i covered this long ago in a column, 'children of a lesser god'.
but does this mean the christist church will collapse? of course not. they'll figure out new ways of dissembling, and will claim that they had been alien-friendly all along. i just love the idea of them evangelizing little green aliens, or better still, little spider-like aliens.