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area51newmexico



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Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Vatican Looks for Alien Life  

I had no idea where to put this thread - in religion or aliens? Eennie meenie, it's here!

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hf92aHEwYT87J1XPP4JrIusKBT-AD9BSTO1G1

Quote: "Just as there is a multitude of creatures on Earth, there could be other beings, even intelligent ones, created by God. This does not contradict our faith, because we cannot put limits on God's creative freedom."


Good on em I say. Always a good idea to keep an open mind and not be afraid to change what you think.
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Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Vatican Looks for Alien Life  

Helly wrote:
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"Just as there is a multitude of creatures on Earth, there could be other beings, even intelligent ones, created by God. This does not contradict our faith, because we cannot put limits on God's creative freedom."



I'm impressed that they are the first religion to be able to find the 'get out clause' in their infallible scriptures that allows them to change what they believe in as befits the situation.

Good to see they aren't as stubborn as other people.

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Stubborness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow. ~Glen Beaman


Ok, it's taken them 400 years to catch up to where everyone else is, but i'm happy to see they are starting to move again with the times. People such as Galileo and Bruno are the type of people we need more of to help us develop new ideas and theories to help us prosper, stomping on people only turns them into the downtrodden and you exclude their ideas from being heard. Growth cannot happen and everything becomes stagnant.

I'm sure we had a thread about the pope saying sorry to Galileo for how they treated him, think Rach pointed out that they should of said sorry to Bruno as well.
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area51newmexico



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Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject:  

minty wrote: Good to see they aren't as stubborn as other people.

Sometimes, admitting you were wrong is a brave and very hard thing to do. So Kudos to them.
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