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Intelligent Life Forms

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Niko92, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Niko92

    Niko92 Member

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    Hi All,

    Been watching a lot of sic fi stuff recently (i know very geeky too some but big fan) and had a random thought in regards to other intelligent life forms out there.

    Now i know this is a massive hypothetical and isn't much use to think or even dwell on about (since it doesn't help our salvation at all) but just out of pure pure curiosity, what would it mean to Orthodoxy if there was other intelligent life forms out there?

    Would it undermine God or Jesus Christ in any way?
    Would Jesus' incarnation be less meaningful?

    Just looking for a quick general overview from any else who has thought about this at all.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. OliviaMay

    OliviaMay Well-Known Member

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    It would totally depend on what they said. If they said what is wrong with you people you have the concept of God all wrong people would listen.

    Segments of each religion would have extremists who think it is the end of the world and they are demons or some such thing.
     
  3. Cappadocious

    Cappadocious Well-Known Member

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    By other intelligent life forms I take you to mean life forms that are or can be persons.

    Since we're already familiar with plenty of nonhuman persons (God, angels) some more wouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    that God created those creatures for communion with Him like all His creation.

    nope

    nope
     
  5. prodromos

    prodromos Senior Veteran Supporter

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    We haven't found intelligent life on Earth yet (judging by what we are doing to our planet)
     
  6. Trying_to_be_Orthodox

    Trying_to_be_Orthodox Newbie

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    Its stupid to say that God crearted only us. Its cockiness to say that God created not only us. (c)

    Imho Existence of another forms of life doesnt influence on our salvation. ;)
     
  7. RKO

    RKO Member

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    Whhat about Jesus as God and savior? Is it difficult to think that He died for the sins of beings 1,000,000 light years away who have no idea that he lived? What of Jesus'teaching and Holy Communion? Do they not get the benefit of those things?
     
  8. RobNJ

    RobNJ CF Olde Pharte

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    Not to mention, on this forum
     
  9. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    well, His earthly ministry restored all of creation, whether that creation knows it or not
     
  10. Niko92

    Niko92 Member

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    Thanks for the time taken to reply guys.

    I think I was thinking more along the lines of what RKO said however I thought even if they had a concept of God or their creator etc etc doesn't mean it has to be the same as ours as there are too many variables and hypotheticals to take into consideration.

    Even if it contradicted our view it still wouldn't change a thing.
     
  11. prodromos

    prodromos Senior Veteran Supporter

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    I resemble that comment!
     
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