May 13th, 2008

Sinless on Other Suns?

Good news from the Vatican: it's okay to believe in aliens.
Just as there are multiple forms of life on earth, so there could exist intelligent beings in outer space created by God. And some aliens could even be free from original sin, he speculates.
But that would mean... they wouldn't need to be saved... so they wouldn't need someone to save them... which would be sort of unchristian of them.

Was there a planet
where the first couple
avoided the apple
and stayed out of trouble?

Did their descendants
get an exemption
from the much-mentioned
need for redemption?