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Did Jesus die for Klingons too? Christianity would struggle with proof of alien life, professor tells space conference

A Christian professor has told a U.S. Government-backed conference on space travel that the discovery of aliens would lead to significant problems for his own religion.
In a speech entitled 'Did Jesus die for Klingons too?', German academic Christian Weidemann outlined the possible ramifications that the ultimate space discovery would engender.
Speaking at the 100 Year Starship Symposium in Orlando Florida, Professor Weidemann also attempted to outline how the inevitable theological conflict might be resolved.Weidemann, a professor at the Ruhr-University Bochum, said that the death of Christ, some 2,000 years ago, was designed to save all creation.
However, the whole of creation, as defined by scientists, includes 125billion galaxies with hundreds of billions of stars in each galaxy.
That means that if intelligent life exists on other planets, then Jesus or God would have to have visited them too, and sacrificed himself equally for Martian-kind as well as mankind.
The alternative, posits Weidemann, is that Jesus chose earthlings as the single race to save and abandoned every other life form in the galaxy.
Or, it could have been because humans were the only race who had sinned and required 'saving', said Weidemann, who added: 'You can grasp the conflict.'
'If there are extra-terrestrial intelligent beings at all, it is safe to assume that most of them are sinners too,' he said, according to Space.com.'If so, did Jesus save them too? My position is no. If so, our position among intelligent beings in the universe would be very exceptional.'
Among Weidemann's suggestions as to how Jesus and God may have tackled the issue of visiting other alien planets, he argues it is possible God could have sent multiple incarnations of Himself into space, with one attending each inhabited planet.

Given scientists' best guesses as to how many civilisations there may be in space, that would require around 250 incarnations of God to exist at any one time.
However, this theory would also lead to much beard-scratching among Christians as God is assumed to have taken on corporeal form as Jesus, making the multiple-Gods theory difficult to absorb into prescribed Christian thinking.
Prof. Weidemann's speech is highly theoretical and based on two very different instances of faith, which means one could be forgiven for dismissing it.
However, the 100 Year Starship Symposium is not a conference for those on the fringes of society.
The event is sponsored by U.S. defence department Darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and is designed to further the discussion of issues surrounding long-distance space travel.
It is an off-shoot of the 100 Year Starship programme, which seeks to inspire a new space race using contributions from the various worlds of science, mathematics, engineering, biology, economics and the social sciences too.
However, the conflict of theology would be more of a problem for Christians than it would for other religions.
Hindus believe in multiple gods, and would therefore not have an issue with Weidemann's suggestion about multiple incarnations of God, and in the Muslim world Muhammad was not God incarnate, simple a prophet, which would also allow for the 'multiple God theory'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/scien ... ship-Symposium.html
我覺得這位 professor 都係考慮得少咗。倘若到時外星人開個press conference 係以下咁樣講,基督教又會有咩反應呢?

「各位各位,其實今次唔係我地第一次降臨貴行星,as a matter of fact, 在貴行星未有生物之前我地都來過了。而在貴行星製造及培殖生物,正是我們大學生物系的功課。」

「冇錯,這位記者估對了,我地就係叫做邪儍瑕,至於点解我地對猶太佬特別好?其實原因都記載在Gen 6:2, 只有猶太妹任我地玩,其他民族唔穌我地。呢位記者先生您貴姓?啊,原來係沙記者,久仰久仰。」

會後,佢地派發猶太佬過蘆葦海的視頻, 以及同以西結的合照,背景係以西結書所描述的F-112A(早期型)飛行器。
「Last question, 耶穌同我有咩relationship? 您問Lesley Hazleton啦。」
de omnibus dubitandum
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