Jesus Crucified on Countless Alien Worlds?

Dr. Danny Faulkner’s (Answers in Genesis) article “Is Belief in Alien Life Harmless?” made rounds again recently. I’ve already answered Dr. Faulkner’s article, detailing the logical and Scriptural errors it contains; however I wanted to comment on a peculiar misrepresentation of the views of former US President John Adams. I could note of course that it…

Alien Salvation: Answering A Cartoon Argument Against ETs

It sounds like an old joke: “Superman, Chewbacca and Spock walk into a bar…” Except in this case, it’s a cartoon strip by fellow creationist Dan Lietha, so no bar… and Superman’s reading the Bible. The animated strip ostensibly seeks to answer the question: “Is the Idea of Alien Life in Outer Space Biblical?” Fair…

LA Marzulli’s ‘Demon Fairy’ Revisited 

Once upon a time, Christian Ufologist and pastor LA Marzulli promoted one if his documentaries with a sensational “demon fairy.” It was a hoax, one that he claims he was taken in by. Frankly, I don’t buy it. Oh, it’s a hoax alright. I simply have reason to doubt he was ever truly taken in…

CreationWiki: Aliens Would Cause Believers to Abandon the Bible

“We can safely say however, that if alien spaceships in fact landed on Earth… the reality of alien interaction would be undeniable to all those who dwell on earth. At this point, we would expect all Bible believers to set their Bibles aside and never give God a second thought.” The preceding quote is from…

Why Christianity would survive the discovery of aliens

An article by Santhosh Matthew over at the Guardian caught my eye today. It was titled “The discovery of alien life may be close. How will religion survive it?” “Contact with intelligent life elsewhere in the universe will present theological and philosophical conundrums that many religions will find deeply challenging. This is especially true for…

Strangers and Aliens Gets Some Love

It’s a bit frustrating sometimes when yoir book is apparently The Most Hated Book in Creationism… especially when no one particularly engages the arguments in said book and resorts to insults and appeals to authority instead. Truth isn’t always well-received. Still, I’m not exactly looking to be an exotheological martyr so I was pleasantly surprised to…

Trailer Review: The Watchman Chronicles with LA Marzulli 

LA Marzulli has recently released yet another video, The Watchman Chronicles. In the intetests of full disclosure (a loaded term in ufological circles), I freely admit that Mr. Marzulli and I do not get along, mostly because he doesn’t like people questioning his authority. Frankly, if he’s that thin-skinned, he really needs to get some better…

Is the Search for ET Rebellion Against God?

I was researching the history of modern creationists thought on exotheology recently, when I came across Ken Ham’s earliest article on the search for extraterrestrial life. The article, entitled Any Little Green Men Out There?, originally appeared in Creation 15, no 1 (December 1992): 14-16. In that article, Ken Ham wrote of the search for extraterrestrial…

Wouldn’t God Have Mentioned Aliens If They Existed?

By far the most common argument against the possibility of extraterrestrial life is that the Bible doesn’t mention any.  This is an argument from silence, a logical fallacy. People make an argument from silence when they come to a conclusion that’s based on the absence of statements in historical documents, rather than on presence. The…

Space Brothers: Are Intelligent ETs Made In God’s Image Too?

Once upon the 50s and 60s, the Contactee movement referred to aliens as “Space Brothers.” The name was rooted in the idea that extraterrestrials were here to help us out. At the very least, they were here to warn us that we were in danger of annihilating ourselves via nuclear war, ecological disaster or some…

How Many Christians/Creationists Believe In Aliens?

A lot of people ask me just how many Christians actually believe in extraterrestrial life. Of course, creationists also want to know how belief in extraterrestrial life compares amongst creationists and evolutionists.  These are excellent questions. In general, we estimate the number by noting that, for example, 75 percent of Americans self-identified as Christians and…