Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption
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I just got done reading C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, and I think this astronomer has been reading it as well...

Although fictional, Lewis does incorporate aliens into a Christian universe.  The rational life forms of Mars never committed original sin, and thus the three intelligent life forms on the planet never needed redemption.  However, Lewis still considers Earth to be a sort of "nexus point" in the salvation/creation history.  In Perelandra, Lewis says that all subsequent created life forms would be in the form of man, since it was the form that the Word Himself assumed.  Of course, there are no other fallen planets in Lewis's world, but if there were, he still says that God would be able to redeem them.

I don't know if there are aliens, but I think the question that arises from it is interesting, nonetheless.
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Re: Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption - by Historian - 11-15-2009, 07:08 PM



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