These are tough times for religion: while before anyone who said that there were other planets possibly with life of their own could be put to death, these days zealots have scientific evidence to deal with and can't just easily shut them up because "God said so."
For centuries, theologians have argued over what the existence of life elsewhere in the universe would mean for the Church: at least since Giordano Bruno, an Italian monk, was put to death by the Inquisition in 1600 for claiming that other worlds exist.
Among other things, extremely alien-looking aliens would be hard to fit with the idea that God ?made man in his own image?.
Furthermore, Jesus Christ?s role as saviour would be confused: would other worlds have their own, tentacled Christ-figures, or would Earth?s Christ be universal?
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