The Alien is my Brother
May 14, 2008 1:04 AM Subscribe
Vatican's chief astronomer states that belief in alien life does not conradict faith in God. Fr. José Gabriel Funes
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, a Jesuit preist and chief astronomer for the Vatican, stated in an interview in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper, that, "Just as we consider earthly creatures as 'a brother,' and 'sister,' why should we not talk about an 'extraterrestrial brother'? It would still be part of creation."
Fr. Funes goes on to speculate that aliens might be free from original sin,
as well as stating the Bible "is not a science book," and that the Big Bang theory is the most "reasonable" explanation for the creation of the universe. (The original article in Italian
Coincidentally, the UK's Ministry of Defence just released it's previously classified UFO files.