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Vatican Seeks Signs of Alien Life

Posted in light of all of the recent religious threads. Perhaps the Vatican is changing and starting to look at the big picture.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
VATICAN CITY — E.T. phone Rome.

Four hundred years after it locked up Galileo for challenging the view that the Earth was the center of the universe, the Vatican has called in experts to study the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and its implication for the Catholic Church.

"The questions of life's origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very suitable and deserve serious consideration," said the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, an astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory.

Funes, a Jesuit priest, presented the results Tuesday of a five-day conference that gathered astronomers, physicists, biologists and other experts to discuss the budding field of astrobiology — the study of the origin of life and its existence elsewhere in the cosmos.

Funes said the possibility of alien life raises "many philosophical and theological implications" but added that the gathering was mainly focused on the scientific perspective and how different disciplines can be used to explore the issue.

Chris Impey, an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona, said it was appropriate that the Vatican would host such a meeting.

"Both science and religion posit life as a special outcome of a vast and mostly inhospitable universe," he told a news conference Tuesday. "There is a rich middle ground for dialogue between the practitioners of astrobiology and those who seek to understand the meaning of our existence in a biological universe."

Thirty scientists, including non-Catholics, from the U.S., France, Britain, Switzerland, Italy and Chile attended the conference, called to explore among other issues "whether sentient life forms exist on other worlds."

Funes set the stage for the conference a year ago when he discussed the possibility of alien life in an interview given prominence in the Vatican's daily newspaper.

The Church of Rome's views have shifted radically through the centuries since Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1600 for speculating, among other ideas, that other worlds could be inhabited.

Scientists have discovered hundreds of planets outside our solar system — including 32 new ones announced recently by the European Space Agency. Impey said the discovery of alien life may be only a few years away.

"If biology is not unique to the Earth, or life elsewhere differs bio-chemically from our version, or we ever make contact with an intelligent species in the vastness of space, the implications for our self-image will be profound," he said.

This is not the first time the Vatican has explored the issue of extraterrestrials: In 2005, its observatory brought together top researchers in the field for similar discussions.

In the interview last year, Funes told Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that believing the universe may host aliens, even intelligent ones, does not contradict a faith in God.

"How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?" Funes said in that interview.

"Just as there is a multitude of creatures on Earth, there could be other beings, even intelligent ones, created by God. This does not contradict our faith, because we cannot put limits on God's creative freedom."

Funes maintained that if intelligent beings were discovered, they would also be considered "part of creation."

The Roman Catholic Church's relationship with science has come a long way since Galileo was tried as a heretic in 1633 and forced to recant his finding that the Earth revolves around the sun. Church teaching at the time placed Earth at the center of the universe.

Today top clergy, including Funes, openly endorse scientific ideas like the Big Bang theory as a reasonable explanation for the creation of the universe. The theory says the universe began billions of years ago in the explosion of a single, super-dense point that contained all matter.

Earlier this year, the Vatican also sponsored a conference on evolution to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species."

The event snubbed proponents of alternative theories, like creationism and intelligent design, which see a higher being rather than the undirected process of natural selection behind the evolution of species.

Still, there are divisions on the issues within the Catholic Church and within other religions, with some favoring creationism or intelligent design that could make it difficult to accept the concept of alien life.

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There about to throw some project blue beam down on us!

"It is no measure of health to be adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Krishnamurti

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

no

the author just teleported into my living room and said it's all a hoax, then he took my wallet, said "buy my book" and walked out. I thought it was strange because I was sure he had the ability to teleport, but it could just be someone elses imagination.

BUMP - Steve, cool thread.

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Furlough: I'm taking your advice to heart.

I'll keep on digging.

Some of the best stuff on the Daily

comes from you, I always read them, even if I'm not logged in to leave a comment.

I appreciate it

I may be

alone here, but so be it! While I am aware of a supposed plan to use a fake alien invasion to further the one-world government agenda, I do believe there is life on other planets in our galaxy. Why would God only make life here on Planet Earth? I believe these "aliens" are benevolent. "You" are free to think otherwise...

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I agree with you and I believe that we are not alone! :)

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I hope that God did try again in other places in the universe.

Life separated by say a billion light years would not be aware of the others existence for the most part. That would seem a safe distance away. With a 13 billion light year across universe, that allows for a lot attempts to get a better result than what we have here.

interesting thought

a bunch of pet projects. cool!

I thought they already found

I thought they already found alien life, Jesus, he come down and then went back up.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Maybe to coincide with

Official Disclosure of Extraterrestrial Life is Imminent

http://www.examiner.com/x-2383-Honolulu-Exopolitics-Examiner...

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Thanks, I got a good laugh

From reading this.

Now please tell me that you don't really believe this.

"the Church"

I hate when people call the Roman Catholic church "the Church."

Ever since I read the part in the Creature from Jekyll Island about how governments have sought to control people by invoking imaginary alien threats, I've regarded most alien investigations as circumspect. Especially those conducted by as corrupt an organization as the RC church.

i'm with you on this one.

the roman catholic is highlycorrupt.
the rest of the "sunday" keepers emulate this church.
it's horrific.

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They act like 'The Church' on some issues, that is for sure.

The term has been traditionally used to mean the RC church. I'm sorry that you were offended by the term. I'll call it the Vatican where possible. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Posted earlier about the Vatican.

The Vatican should be having meetings about priests being allowed to marry and pregnancy prevention no longer being a sin. I believe that these issues are far more pertinent to Catholics around the world than life on other planets.

They cannot see the forest for the trees!

This will be the call to unite the Earth as one under Obama...

Mark my words... this is what this is about... Control and Power over the masses. Think about it... if we are under the "threat" of alien invasion most will "trust" their governments, especially if they unleash a few "hostile ones" to wreak some havoc. The masses will clamor to give up their freedoms and rights for illusion of "protection".
The Liberty a society retains is inversely proportional to the number of Lawyers in the Government.

The Liberty a society retains is inversely proportional to the number of Lawyers in the Government.

Coming to you live ...from the Capital Cities!

Ahhh yes,the irony of the world's central faith based institution visibly demonstrating a lack thereof. Almost like it's part of a plan.

interesting,

having just watched the 2nd episode of V last night. It deals with the Vatican and their eager acceptance of the visitors. Alien, 2012, Vatican Psy-op?

now that IS interesting.

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When confronted by an alien...

I shall ascertain whether they intend to take away my liberty or impede my pursuit of happiness. If so, I shall see if they have any allergies to lead. If not, I shall try to communicate.
Until then, I have MORE reason to believe this theory:
There was probably a crash in Roswell. They reverse engineered a LOT of stuff, have doled it out bit by bit (military FIRST, by decades) to keep us feeling "wowed" by technology.
They have used the knowledge that aliens exist to fearmonger ever since. I think when they figured out holographic technology, they realized they could pull off "Armageddon" on their time table, as long as they beat Jesus to it (for those who believe in Armageddon.)

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

They better be

careful. Some of our Christian members have already identified them as demons. Isn't that nice? These threads are starting to make me sick.

the "aliens" are demons... A

the "aliens" are demons...

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword.

Totally wrong

Those aliens are the good guys.
They came here to warn us about allowing our minds to be enslaved by hardcore belief "systems".

They said.
"There will be many books written by your controlling classes, many wars perpetrated by the authors, and the appointed sons of the authors. Millions will die because they trusted the "wrong" book.. Humanity's progress will be slowed a thousandfold as you fight over Chapter 4 page 6, and Chapter 12, page 42."

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch called Planet Earth:
In an attempt to keep us Earthlings under local control.
The aliens were "demonized". In the same way that the Readers of Book number 1, demonize the Readers of Book number 3.
Those darn ExtraTERRORestrials.

;)

"I don't endorse anything they say"
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyhlNY0y1k

Yeah, That's what DEMONS

want you to believe! they are here to save you. Yeah, sure demons/tares. You only have ONE saviour and it's not an alien people! It is your creator, and you were created IN HIS IMAGE. The decievers/tares/fallen ones have decieved all thru lies deciet, manipulation, ommission ect. They do this because they are doomed and have nothing left to lose, and want to take as many of us with them as they can. They have even changed the words of The MOST HIGH, including HIS HOLY NAME. Which was NOT A LATIN NAME hint hint ( Jesus ) HIS HOLY NAME IS YAHUWAH. Check into pronuciation of this name. I believe it to be pronounced YA-HOO-AH. In the flesh it was YAHUSHUA. Research these names for yourself. Don't buy into the alien lie.

You know I saw a documentary on the History channel or

A&E and now I'm going to look for it. But one of the witness's said they rebuked the terrorizing Alien with the name of Jesus Christ and they ran away. I think we need to remember that there are alien accounts where people have been terrorized, abducted and assaulted, hardly the friendly alien encounter. But the movies with the scary aliens are few and far between from those of the friendly, sexy and human sympathizing ones. Remember who owns the media folks.

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They want you

( They being Demons/Fallenones/tares ) WANT you to BELIEVE in alien life forms, so they will be readily accepted as here to do good in the last days, NOT to mention believing in alien life takes away FROM the CREATOR. Oh, then we were just created by aliens INSTEAD of the CREATOR YAHUWAH sounded out as YA-HOO-AH. Get it? They want to take away from the CREATOR! Aliens are a LIE and don't fall for it. It's all part of the decievers plan.

I agree, they are DEMONS NOT ALIENS.

And they have but a short time on earth and they know it. They will try to take as many of us with them as possible.

vomit

You make me sick.

Don't read what I have to say then?

The last days these things will be seen. The tares are already umongst us. They have always been on the earth, they are spirit. They have ran every civilization known to man. They decieve all who work for them. The tares lost their estate in heaven and they cannot be contained in hell because they are spirit, so The MOST HIGH will bind them up in the last days. They know their time is short. This is why The MOST HIGH told the story of the parable of the wheat and the tares. He had to tell it in story/parable form, because he knew the tares/decievers would take it out of the Bible. He couldn't just say they will be creatures that look like us, but they are not OF US. He knew the tares have nothing left to lose and would change his words. They don't want you to know about them. He created the tares in the wheat, just so he could tell the story. This is his GLORY. It's all in the eyes. Just like he knew they would change his HOLY name. This is why he contridicted one scripture with another, when he said that who ever shall call out on my name ( Jesus ie lie ) shall be saved, WITH wide is the path and narrow is the gate and few that find it. He knew they would change his name and they did. How can you call out on his name if you don't even know it? Seek his true name and don't stop until you are 100% sure of it.

The Bible Teaches Alien Life

Read Genesis. If you believe in a living God, then we were created by extraterrestrial life, and He used other non-human beings as agents in the process.

The difference is the understanding of what that extraterrestrial life is.