An interesting article in Scientific American about the challenges that would be posed to religion if and when extraterrestrials are discovered:
In the section on Mormonism, the author got it wrong, when she said that in Mormon theology, Earth is the only place on which you can become exalted. That is incorrect. Mormons hold that there are many worlds inhabited by humans (or human-like sentiient beings), and that on each, there is sin, there is redemption and there is exaltation. God the father is in charge of the whole shebang, but Jesus is in charge of only this earth, and once we are "exalted," we become co-equal with Jesus, and are put in charge of our own worlds. It is a self-deification doctrine.
Other than that, the article has a pretty good handle on most of the doctrine from what I can see.
No less eminent a scholar than Ken Ham weighed in recently and clarified that they're all going to hell because they're not direct descendants of Adam and Steve, er, Eve.Q.E.D.
>.religion is not going anywhere. Human stupidity and conviction is no match for 'evidence'
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Sound advice for sentient beings regardless of their planet.
"And when the two hearts began to beat together, they filled the heavens with a terrible sound. For the first time, the gods knew fear. They tried to flee, but it was too late. The Klingon hearts destroyed the gods who created them and turned the heavens to ashes. To this very day, no one can oppose the beating of two Klingon hearts."
I can't fathom really that people actually believe ANY of this. lol Whatever they are high on, I want some!
High on brainwashing, mostly.