Ever since the publication ofStrangers and Aliens, I have been watching a slow motion train wreck taking place. Ironically, it’s taking place in the trainyard of Biblical Christianity. And it doesn’t have to happen.
The Bible is silent on the subject of extraterrestrials, which means the question of whether they exist or not is still very much open. Some have suggested that “Biblical principles” make it clear that aliens do not exist, but these arguments have all proven to be built upon logical fallacies. Truth cannot be built upon error.
It would be one thing to.suggest that you find the possibility of alien life unlikely or improbable. It is unwise to be dogmatic about things that the Bible is silent on.
Yet this is exactly what is happening in Biblical Christianity. David Weintraub assessed how different religious traditions might react to the possibility of extraterrestrial life in his…
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