Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption
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For all fun loving creatures.....the fallen but redeemed!

The orthodox Catholic Tolkien was instrumental in the conversion of the once atheistic Lewis to Christianity. Tolkien was able to convince Lewis that myths were not falsehoods and the so-called Christian 'myths' were depictions of the Ultimate Reality. In the Lord of the Ring, the elves were angelic beings, on a journey home (the West). They were not fallen beings like men. But they awaited the age of man to fulfill their dreams. In the stories, the redemption of all the ages rested on the acts of men, the lowest and weakest link in creation. So Tolkein related in his mythic stories what he sensed in the Biblical truths, in particular the reality of the 'Incarnation'. Is it not that various beings, not fallen but imperfect, in the image and likeness of God, look toward the salvation of men as theirs as well?
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Re: Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption - by iggyting - 11-14-2009, 02:04 AM



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