Fellow Christian author E. Stephen Burnet has written a thought provoking post over at SpeculativeFaith.com, entitledWill Christians Colonize the Cosmos?
He correctly notes that Christian objections to the idea that we will colonize space center on our eschatology. Basically, our End Times theology has resulted in a geocentric futurology: we don’t think we’ll get far beyond the bright blue home God made for us because future prophesied events center on our planet.
As an example, Burnet cites Revelation 1:7:
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
As he points out, the Left Behindseries solved this problem by giving folks on the other side of Israel a vision of the Lord’s Second Coming. I find this unnecessary in a age of satellites and the Internet…
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