Vatican: Aliens May Be Free From Original Sin

Earlier this year the Vatican issued a statement acknowledging that Darwin's theory of evolution was compatible with Christian theology.  Now the Vatican's chief astronomer has postulated that extraterrestrial life is possible.
Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.  Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.  The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God.

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.

Link.  The photo does not depict an alien free from original sin - just a random chestbusting alien.

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I wish I could find this, but years ago I picked up a little pamphlet that was a sort of anti-Chick tract. It portrayed a couple of evangelists going door-to-door, and encountering a couple who said that they weren't in need of salvation, because the God of Genesis was actually "Elohim," which is plural, indicating that there were GODS who created male and female humans, and those who Yahweh had not created had never lived in the Garden of Eden, had never experienced the Fall, and thus were free of original sin. It was some interesting food for thought, to say the least.
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samlive - why? It doesn't teach us much else useful other than what anyone with half a brain could work out for themseleves.
"Uh, try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations,..."
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