Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption
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(03-01-2011, 02:40 PM)Melkite Wrote: Why would he create the billions of galaxies we don't even know about, if there is no one in them capable of giving him glory?

The pre-Enlightenment belief goes to astrology.  They implement the natural courses of things, such as the moon affecting tides and such.  Other planets and things have a greater or lesser effect on the natural course of things.

St. Thomas agreed with this in a way in the Summa.

Of course, maybe that's not true.  Maybe astrology is complete crap.  In which case, I would say that these things are proof of God's power and glory in Creation just like singing birds and beautiful flowers.  Flowers don't need to be pretty, but they are, and they testify to God.  We might not need millions of galaxies, but they are evidence of what God is capable of.
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Re: Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption - by Historian - 03-01-2011, 06:54 PM



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