Saturday, September 18, 2010

Alien Evangelist

A senior astronomer at the Vatican Observatory has embraced the idea of finding extraterrestrial intelligence. Guy Consolmagno, who speaks at the British Science Festival in Birmingham on Saturday, told journalists: “I’d be delighted if we found intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.” 
Brother Guy, who is an American Jesuit priest and a researcher into meteorites and asteroids, said Catholic theology had no problem with the idea of aliens with souls. “God is bigger than just humanity. God is also the god of angels,” 
he said. “Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul.
Link (here) to the full article at The Financial Times


Teresa said...

“God is bigger than just humanity. God is also the god of angels,”
He's correct. God is for all living things, not just humans.

Guy sounds kinda kooky but in a good way.

Anonymous said...

If "Brother" Guy is indeed a brother, then he is not a Jesuit "priest", as the quote mistakenly states. Yes, Brother Guy Consolmagno is indeed a Jesuit, but is not ordained.