NASA Hires Priest as ‘Life Changing’ Discovery Announcement Expected
Space agency enlists Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison and 23 other theologians
The world’s leading space agency, NASA, has hired a priest for what appears to be a "life-changing" announcement on the horizon.
NASA has enlisted Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison and 23 other theologians to help understand how humans would react to the news of intelligent life on other planets, according to The Times.
Davison’s book, which is due for release next year, “Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine,” will contribute to a joint effort by NASA and Princeton University‘s Center for Theological Inquiry to find out how humans would react to alien life.
Davison appears to be the man for the job due to the fact he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford and theology from Cambridge.
The “most significant question” Davison is trying to answer is how theologians might react to the notion “of there having been many incarnations [of Christ]” in the universe, he wrote in a blog post for the University of Cambridge Faculty of Divinity.
The James Webb Space Telescope successfully launched on Christmas and has the ability to analyze the atmospheres of planets in the far-off star systems.
The $10 billion project is “100 times more powerful” than the Hubble Telescope.
The Europa Clipper‘s mission will travel to Jupiter‘s icy moon with oceans beneath the surface and scan for life.
The Times reports that scientists at Cardiff are now claiming that the ammonia in the atmosphere of Venus could be created by living organisms.
The notion that we are the only life in the universe is becoming more of a narrow-minded theory.
The former head of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, Carl Pilcher, said the odds of there being no other life in the universe is “inconceivable when there are over 100 billion stars in this galaxy and over 100 billion galaxies in the universe.”
As The Western Journal reported:
The Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin, who used the phrase, “everything that rises must converge” in his extended effort to explain how evolution would operate in a divinely ordered universe, is another. Monseigneur George Lemaître, a Catholic priest, first proposed The Big Bang theory.
Christianity, contrary to popular belief, is not at odds with science. In fact, Stephen Meyer’s recent book, “The Return of the God Hypothesis,” is a bestseller. In the book, Meyer draws on breakthroughs in physics, biology, and cosmology to lays out a scientific argument for the existence of God.
According to The Times, Davison maintains in his book that, “The headline findings are that adherents of a range of religious traditions report that they can take the idea [of extraterrestrial life] in their stride.” Rabbi Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue, and Imam Qari Asim, of the Makkah Mosque in Leeds, agreed that Christian, Jewish, and Islamic teachings would absorb the discovery of alien life.
When creation is seen as a generous gift from God, it “would apply equally to … whatever other life there might be in the universe,” Davison said.
In his upcoming book, Davison quotes John Polkinghorne, a theoretical physicist and Anglican priest, “If little green men on Mars need saving, then God will take little green flesh.”
As for the atheists, they need to be reminded that God does not rely on them to exist.
It’s the other way around.
Pascal’s Wager is a practical, if blunt, reminder.
In a nutshell, if you believe in the Christian God, according to the wager, and He does not exist, you live a moral life and do good in the world by causing as little harm as possible by loving your neighbor as yourself.
If you choose not to believe in God and go about doing whatever you please, and God does exist, you will suffer eternally.
After laying out the argument, Pascal concluded:
“Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation that He is.”