So what do people think about aliens? Are they real, and if so, are they meaningful evidence against the exsistence of God?
I ask because some of the kids (11-13 year olds) in my scouting group started to talk to me about faith and Gods existence, and most of them were predictably brainwashed by the school system to dismiss God and creation because of the Big Bang and evolution and what not. However after having talked with them about for a while they did understand the flaws of the materialistic creation myth, and having them atleast entertain the fulness of Christianity, one of them said “Well, I still don’t believe in God because if God was real there wouldn’t be aliens”. The rest concluded that he was right and proceeded to “ayy lmao” their way out of the conversation.
Now, debating theology with 12 year olds can only get so serious, but if we were to consider the exsistence of extraterrestrial life, what would that mean for our idea of God, if anyhthing?
Now personally, I don’t think it would mean much. If there is life elsewhere in the Universe, then it was also created by God, and is ours to use, domesticate, or defend ourselves from, just like any other creature we know. However, I can somewhat understand that ETs might shake the faiths of some, much like how the “discovery” of evolution broke the faith (or simply proved the lack therof) of others.
Any thoughts? Have we been BTFO’d by the ayys?