ExoTheology & Space-Age Interpretations of the Bible

(religious implications of an inhabited universe)

“Will religion end on Mars?”

Was just adding a google-news search keyword to my Google News page for “religion” and found this article. Will religion end on Mars?” It’s an old question, but one that hasn’t been explored (except, like this article, to throw the question out there). Well, Paul Davies explored it a bit in his Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life. But, at least back in the late 1990s, the last I checked, no theologian had seriously explored it. And that’s what I was going to do in my doctoral dissertation in theology.

Still a fascinating question, but, you know what, it just doesn’t seem as important or even needful to me anymore. I mean, basically theology (even the theologies of “scriptural faiths,” as this article puts it) will just adapt. They always do. And they’ll probably be enhanced, too. Tradition expanded… keeping the baby, draining the bathwater — always a good thing.


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