In The Name Of The Father, Son and Holy E.B.E., Amen

The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences is holding its first ever conference on alien life, the discovery of which would have profound implications for the Catholic Church.

The Pontifical Academy of is holding a conference on astrobiology, the study of life beyond Earth, with scientists and leaders gathering in this week.

For centuries, theologians have argued over what the existence of life elsewhere in the universe would mean for the Church: at least since Giordano Bruno, an Italian monk, was put to death by the Inquisition in 1600 for claiming that other worlds exist.

Among other things, extremely alien-looking aliens would be hard to fit with the idea that God “made man in his own image”.

Furthermore, Jesus Christ’s role as saviour would be confused: would other worlds have their own, tentacled Christ-figures, or would Earth’s Christ be universal?”

For more on this story, click here. It has also been postulated that the Catholic Church may change the statement that “God made man in his own image and likeness” to the following, “God made man’s soul in his own image and likeness” to bridge the gap between ourselves and the EBE’s and how they look relative to ourselves.

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