Skip to comments.Pope says baptism is for everyone, even Martians
Posted on 05/12/2014 6:52:28 PM PDT by GamecockEdited on 05/12/2014 6:57:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Monday declared that everyone has the right to be baptized, even aliens should they come knocking on the church's door.
Christians cannot "close the door" to all those who seek baptism even if they are "green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw," the pope said at his daily Mass, according to Vatican Radio.
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I can grok that.
Is how gets to get baptized an issue in the Catholic church?
Uh, OK your Holiness. Whatever you say. What are they putting in the holy water at the Vatican these days?
How does the Pope know if aliens (if there are aliens) have a soul?
(There's actually been more than a bit of chitchat about this lately, among the weird conspiracy fringe dispys.)
It is called modern communication. In the context of a daily homily, it is a way of making a point that everyone is called to receive baptism, no matter how they might appear in the eyes of the beholder. Taken out of the context and put into a headline, it sounds as if the Pope has issued a bull on the salvation of extra-terrestrials when in fact all that he has done is made a valid point in an effective way at a daily Mass.
uh, I’m no theologian, but didn’t Jesus die for humanity? He didn’t die for Mork
If they have a soul.
Every time a world leader, be they Russian, American, English or now the Pope, “laughingly” reference “little green men” or aliens in this way, I am more and more sure that they know something that we don’t. Nothing else makes sense.
And just how is that decided?
Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption
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This rivals the fatwa forbidding Muslim travel to Mars.
I wonder if he has seen the Mel Gibson movie “Signs”
>>How does the Pope know if aliens (if there are aliens) have a soul?<<
Why would they not?
Do animals have souls? Why or why not.
(I’m guessing Rome says yes)
Share water with a Marvin? A Martian water brother?
Gee, I dunno ..... I draw the line at my essence.
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