Just curious, does theorizing about religions of other worlds and the impact they would have on Earth religions also fall under exotheology? MiddleMan
- Well, considering that I added it in tribute of ashfly, after starting the exobiology article, um, yeah, sure, why not? I guess exotheology would also concern itself with whether or not other worlds would be as stupid as us or get over themselves, drink the Kool Aid, and join the One True Atheism? Actually, I think exotheology is a religion based on chitin. humanbe in 23:55, 29 May 2007 (CDT)
This would make a great debate, I'll put it up on the debate page! MiddleMan
You'd be surprised as to how resilient fundamentalism is. I'm aware of a great deal of fundamentalist Christians who believe aliens have visited, and openly deem them all demons or a subversive illusion of the Antichrist.
Does someone remember the name of that A. C. Clarke's short story in which an expedition with a Catholic priest visited a planet ravaged by a supernova?. It could be interesting to add it to the article --Panzerfaust (talk) 22:18, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
- It was just called 'The Star.' Appeared in anthology book 'The Other Side of the Sky.' Daev (talk) 10:08, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
If alien organisms had religion, how much different would it be from humanity?
- In "religion", I think that something — adhering to the earthly, human pattern of conduct and mindset implied by the word "Religion" itself — is being presupposed by necessity (i.e., just as a natural consequence of using the word "religion").
- As such, 'alien religion' could not be infinitely different to 'human religion' and still be able to be called "Religion". And, as a consequence, whichever organism lives up sufficiently to the human likeness in religion must probably do so in being as well...
- Based on this, I think the very question posed may be limiting itself — by no fault of its own — by its (understandable) reliance on the word "religion"...
- And this is not just hair-splitting, by the way. I really think it might matter, considering how ineffably different an 'alien organism' (with no other bounds defined) could reasonably be from an earthly human. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:17, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
- The whole issue of alien 'intelligence' being 'able' to communicate with Homo Sapiens Sapiens is the point of the novel Solaris, though not the films. Certainly, our ability to communicate with arachnids (for a random example) is 'limited'. Imagine explaining the Catholic Catechism to a house spider. --Scherben (talk) 22:49, 6 August 2018 (UTC)