Morgan Freeman–the actor who has played God in a couple of films–speculates here on the question of whether aliens would believe in God. It’s part of a new TV show about such speculative stuff.
“When you look at the heavens, you imagine that people initially thought about gods, and they may also have thought about aliens,” Younger says.
“As technology starts to grow and develop, and maybe some of those ideas about the heavens change, they become more scientific. Is it likely that the idea of God will go away when you look thousands of years in the future when we have this incredibly advanced civilization? We’ll probably know more and more about the way the universe works.”
Another question that Freeman will pose on “Through the Wormhole,” takes the speculation of aliens believing in God one step further.
“We’re going to ask if religion is necessary for civilizations to be successful,” Freeman told HuffPost. “What will happen to religion as technology evolves? Will we still believe in God once we’ve gone much further, technologically? Or will we all become part of some global connected brain that maybe has another concept to go by — not what we now think of as God, the great creator?”
Yawn. Huge Yawn. This only illustrates the lack of imagination and spiritual formation most of the worldlings suffer from. They ask such banal questions and come up with non-answers. They continue to imagine that an alien must be a resident of the same physical cosmos we inhabit and that such creatures must fly here in a physical flying saucer.
The fact of the matter is that religious people are streaks ahead of these rather dull people. We already acknowledge the existence of extra terrestrial intelligences. We know there is life out there, but it exists in a parallel realm to this physical cosmos. Angels and demons exist in the spiritual realm which is real, but usually invisible to us.
I may be proved wrong one day, but I don’t think there are other beings “out there” in the cosmos we experience as physical. So often people chutter on about how the universe is so vast that there really must be other inhabited planets out there. But why? Isn’t this just the argument from size? “It’s big therefore it’s important.”? The cosmos as we know it may be a whole vast system established simply for the purpose of life on this planet. It may be big, but it is also dead as far as we can tell.
Think of it like this: let us say there was a priceless diamond stuck on a rock in an oasis in the middle of the Sahara Desert. That diamond would be worth all the sand. What does it matter how big the desert is? The oasis and the diamond are the jewel in the midst of it all. Likewise, the earth may be the oasis in the vast desert of the cosmos and there ain’t nobody else out there.
These shows should talk about angels and demons and how “alien” sightings in our age are similar to historic angelic and demonic sightings.
Now there’s a much more interesting subject.
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