With the startup of CERN, also known as the Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle collider, there seems to be more reporting of UFO sightings and talk of life on other planets. The surprising thing is not that people are reporting these sightings, but where some of these reports are coming form. The Vatican has come out in the last view months stating that intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.
The director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, Father Funes writing for the Vatican newspaper stated that “The search for forms of extraterrestrial life does not contradict belief in God. The Lord certainly did not limit His glory to this small Earth. On other planets other beings exist who did not sin and fall as we did.”
When Father Funes was questioned about the Church’s previous stance on condemning such claims and calling them demonic and the condemnation of Galileo, he said, “mistakes were made, but it is time to turn the page and look toward the future. To help turn this page the Vatican will be hosting a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin.
This, however, is not the first time the Catholic Church has discussed the possibility of life on other planets. Msgr. Balducci one of the most respected Italian theologians has been making statements about intelligent life and UFO sightings since 1995. It appears the Church has slowly been easing into the subject, to get people use to the idea. However, now they seem to be more vocal and upfront about the subject of UFOs and life on other planets.
An astronomer who works for the Vatican Observatory, Guy Consolmagno spoke at the Christ the King Catholic parish on November 8, where he made a presentation on ‘Finding God in Space.’ This is the same man who stated in 2006 that “Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism – it’s turning God into a nature god.”
Excuse me I thought creationism was one of the fundamental Christian believes, and now the Catholic Church is saying we need to be protected from it. What has happened to the Catholic Church?
With all this said, there are people that do believe in UFOs, but that they are the fallen angels, not little green men from Mars, and certainly not our brothers. They believe that there are members of the Church and world leaders who know about their existence and are in league with them to help bring about a new world order. They also believe that the anti-christ could one day show up in a spacecraft and claim to be our brother from another planet and he is here to help us and save us from ourselves, if we will only follow him. This would certainly be a great sign in the sky and many people would fall for it, especially since this idea of aliens coming to help us has been placed in our minds for years by the media.
Only time will tell but it is a very interesting theory, and one that should be taken into prayer for truly only God knows.