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20-04-2013, 05:06 PM
A question about life on other planets
If you believe in god...

Do you believe that there is life on other planets?

If you do, do you believe that there is intelligent life comperable to what we have here on earth?

Do you believe that they would look like us/are made in god's image?

If they are not humanoid, would you believe: 1. That there is another god that made those beings in his image or 2. That the earth's god has different images and created those beings in an image that suited that world, or 3. That they are of the devil? Or something else.

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21-04-2013, 12:29 PM
RE: A question about life on other planets
God doesn't mention aliens so one would think the godly would therefore conclude they don't exist. Smile
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21-04-2013, 12:37 PM
RE: A question about life on other planets
(21-04-2013 12:29 PM)Atheist in Westeros Wrote:  God doesn't mention aliens so one would think the godly would therefore conclude they don't exist. Smile

It would be a shock to the system for a while. Denied as a trick of satan until such accusations become untenable. Then they would wave their magic god wand and change everything around so that God told us all along that we were not his only creations but only we got his true message.

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22-04-2013, 06:57 AM
RE: A question about life on other planets
(21-04-2013 12:37 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(21-04-2013 12:29 PM)Atheist in Westeros Wrote:  God doesn't mention aliens so one would think the godly would therefore conclude they don't exist. Smile

It would be a shock to the system for a while. Denied as a trick of satan until such accusations become untenable. Then they would wave their magic god wand and change everything around so that God told us all along that we were not his only creations but only we got his true message.

Let's go find all the Bible and Koran verses that will be used to 'prove' that this was foreseen. That sounds like a new thread.Consider

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23-04-2013, 07:48 AM
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(22-04-2013 06:57 AM)Chas Wrote:  Let's go find all the Bible and Koran verses that will be used to 'prove' that this was foreseen. That sounds like a new thread.Consider
Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

I'm going with that one.
It's just so obvious, if you can't see it Satan must be blinding you.....

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23-04-2013, 07:52 AM
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It's rather pointless to speculate until it happens, but I find it hard to imagine a scenario where the devout can't find a way to spin it to make it look like god had some divine plan for those creatures too.

Unless we happen to get lucky and find intelligent life first that has abandoned its supernatural roots and tells us upon immediate contact that there is no supernature and god is a lie. And gives us the technology to end our energy problems and the technology to render our current concerns over nuclear weapons mute.

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23-04-2013, 07:57 AM
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(23-04-2013 07:52 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  It's rather pointless to speculate until it happens, but I find it hard to imagine a scenario where the devout can't find a way to spin it to make it look like god had some divine plan for those creatures too.

Book of Genesis and Book of Enoch
The Book of Genesis, chapter 6 verses 1–4, states:

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
...
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them.
— Genesis 6:1–4 (New International Version)

One interpretation is that the Nephilim are the children of the "sons of God" and "daughters of humans", although scholars are uncertain.[33] The King James Version replaces the term "Nephilim" with "giants".

Giants = Aliens

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24-04-2013, 02:15 PM
RE: A question about life on other planets
(23-04-2013 07:57 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(23-04-2013 07:52 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  It's rather pointless to speculate until it happens, but I find it hard to imagine a scenario where the devout can't find a way to spin it to make it look like god had some divine plan for those creatures too.

Book of Genesis and Book of Enoch
The Book of Genesis, chapter 6 verses 1–4, states:

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
...
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them.
— Genesis 6:1–4 (New International Version)

One interpretation is that the Nephilim are the children of the "sons of God" and "daughters of humans", although scholars are uncertain.[33] The King James Version replaces the term "Nephilim" with "giants".

Giants = Aliens

The are two interpretations of the Nephs... both are universally accepted as the only possibilities - Cain's children or the offspring of angels and humans - with the latter being the most accepted.

As for the question at hand:

(20-04-2013 05:06 PM)futureMACH Wrote:  If you believe in god...

Do you believe that there is life on other planets?

Yeah... probably. I can't say for certain, but more than likely there are

Quote:If you do, do you believe that there is intelligent life comperable to what we have here on earth?

Again, can't say for certain... but probably.

Quote:Do you believe that they would look like us/are made in god's image?

Yes. But "God's Image" isn't physical appearance. It's a likeness... characteristics... or to be "like" God not to appear "as" God.

Quote:If they are not humanoid, would you believe: 1. That there is another god that made those beings in his image or 2. That the earth's god has different images and created those beings in an image that suited that world, or 3. That they are of the devil? Or something else.

1) See above
2) We look the way we look because of how God directed evolution. The same would be for them.
3) lol no. Lucifer of the Bible doesn't have that power.

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24-04-2013, 03:18 PM
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(24-04-2013 02:15 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  The are two interpretations of the Nephs... both are universally accepted as the only possibilities - Cain's children or the offspring of angels and humans - with the latter being the most accepted.


Not universally accepted. For instance, I think it is made-up bullshit. Drinking Beverage

Or, to be polite, special pleading.

But I prefer 'made-up bullshit'. Yes

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25-04-2013, 11:35 AM
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(24-04-2013 02:15 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  The are two interpretations of the Nephs... both are universally accepted as the only possibilities - Cain's children or the offspring of angels and humans - with the latter being the most accepted.

There are two other interpretations.

One is that the creation of humans on the sixth day and the creation of Adam and Eve in chapter two were two separate events and the descendants of Adam and Eve intermarried with these other humans. The Bible clearly teaches that Adam and Eve and their descendants were the only humans so this interpretation can't be true.

Another is that "sons of God" was a title adopted by rulers and they adopted the practice of taking many wives.

The information in ancient libraries came from real minds of real people. The far more complex information in cells came from the far more intelligent mind of God.
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