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Old 03-06-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Earth. For now.
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There is One Jesus Christ. He didn't provide salvation for aliens on other planets.
There is a simpler answer.

There is no Jesus. Period. Honestly, the weirdo Bibleists who think the incredibly vast universe is running according to some ancient human text should really see a shrink. There is a strange pathology going on there. It's just like the Catholic church proclaiming that the Earth does not revolve around the Sun.

The UNIVERSE is astoundingly huge, strange, wonderful and surprising. Those "Christians" who want to box it into some small, little thing that is totally described entirely in their odd old book of ancient stories are missing out on the wonder of creation.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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LOL... Love the second cross with the two horizontal bars.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Hi Woodrow, nice to see you back.

It seems that every religion has persons (Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Joe Smith) who hear their god's teachings and pass them on to their followers.

Do you think the intelligent beings on other planets have their own leaders who talk directly with their god?

If so, then do you think their religious leaders are the same ones we have, just in a different form?
Hi Hiker,

Interesting questions.

My reply is as a Muslim, speaking his own opinion, based upon my own views and may not reflect the thoughts of all Muslims.

I believe each planet with Sapient life will have their own Prophets that have spoken with or received revelation from God(swt). as for the message being the same as that on earth, I believe it will be the same message but worded as understandable and appropriate for the people there.

The same message being simply to submit to Allaah(swt).
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The very idea that other planets have their own version of Jesus is interesting. It assumes that life on other planets must have quite a few similarities with life on Earth. I don't believe there's any good reason to make that assumption, except for our strange desire to see everything as being like us.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Hi Woodrow, nice to see you back.
It seems that every religion has persons (Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Joe Smith) who hear their god's teachings and pass them on to their followers.
Do you think the intelligent beings on other planets have their own leaders who talk directly with their god?
If so, then do you think their religious leaders are the same ones we have, just in a different form?
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Hi Hiker,
Interesting questions.
My reply is as a Muslim, speaking his own opinion, based upon my own views and may not reflect the thoughts of all Muslims.
I believe each planet with Sapient life will have their own Prophets that have spoken with or received revelation from God(swt). as for the message being the same as that on earth, I believe it will be the same message but worded as understandable and appropriate for the people there.
The same message being simply to submit to Allaah(swt).
Interesting. The submission seems an odd requirement for an Almighty God. If it has no other purpose . . . it would seem to be vacuous and unnecessary . . . God being Almighty and all. I suspect that it is supposed to be an early training paradigm for developing self-control over our drives and judgment for exercising that control using our mature consciousness. Once that judgment and control is in place, there would seem to be little to no need for submission at all . . . but that's just me, Wood. It just seems more purposeful than some pointless submission.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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Wouldn't it be a hoot if some of our future space explorers visited a planet and found them about ready to crucufy their Jesus?
Or this?

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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Would be very interesting to hear what some alien race thought of the religious ways of thinking here on planet Earth.
Would they have their own similar ways of thinking,another theory altogether? or would they have answers to disprove our religions and look at them as akin to worshiping rain gods and sun gods?
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: TN
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I assume you believe that your god also takes care of intelligent life on other planets in the Universe.

What intelligent life?
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Yes, and one day all these "Jesus'" will engage in an MMA cage match, and whoever comes out on top wins the souls of all of the universes's inhabitants.
I've got my money of Raptor Jesus, personally.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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I assume you believe that your god also takes care of intelligent life on other planets in the Universe.

But who takes the place of Jesus on those planets? Did our version of Jesus also live on those planets to give them salvation, or do they have their own version of Jesus?

What if those civilizations are much, much more advanced than ours and became intelligent millions of years ago? Do you think their Jesus also lived millions of years ago? If so, they sure have been waiting a long time for their Rapture.
Every being in the whole universe is going to be headed up in Christ (Ephesians 1:9,10).

Every being in the whole universe is going to be reconciled to God due to Christ going to the cross (Colossians 1:20).
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