Religion and Extraterrestrials: A Childhoods End Retrospective

One of my favorite sci-fi books by Arthur C. Clarke, Childhoods End, was recently shown on the SyFy Channel.  In the first episode, people of faith were seen having a problem overcoming the existence of aliens and dealing with it within their faith.  They saw the Overlord arrival as the end of their faith.  To me, a polytheist, that makes no sense that because aliens exist that faith in the Gods would become extinct from my mind and my soul.  I think with anything that makes one waver from faith have always been weak in faith. I can accept the arrival of extraterrestrials not as the death knell of religion, but as an expansion of religion.  These beings, for better or for worse, are our kin in the universe created by the same forces of Nature.  When we do, not if but when, make contact with extraterrestrials I will accept not with fear but with an open hand of compassion and kinship.  My faith will remain intact as I accept them.  I will not allow fear of the unknown dissuade me from my faith nor my open arms

Karellen

Karellen from Childhoods End had the resemblance of the monotheistic image of the Devil.

approach to accepting our extraterrestrial kin.  If it so happens that a species that look like Karellen were to arrive, it would make no difference.

So, this was short, but still the impact of extraterrestrial arrival should never destroy nor threaten ones faith, but rather garnish it with the idea of universal brotherhood between us and other species and what they could add to our understanding of not only the Universe, in its materialistic form, but also add to our understanding of spiritualism because no one can assume that they are atheists or theists in anyway.  They may have an entirely different point of view on spirituality that can only enhance our own systems of spirituality and belief.

With that, I say, “Thank you, Karellen!”

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