Friday, September 17, 2010

The Pope's Astronomer is Nuts!

Guy Consolmagno, who serves as Pope Benedict's astronomer -- wait, did you know the Pope had 12 astronomers on staff?!? -- says he will baptize aliens.
A self-confessed science fiction fan, he said he was "comfortable" with the idea of alien life. Asked if he would baptise an alien, he replied: "Only if they asked." He added: "I'd be delighted if we found life elsewhere and delighted if we found intelligent life elsewhere. But the odds of us finding it, of it being intelligent and us being able to communicate with it - when you add them up it's probably not a practical question. God is bigger than just humanity. God is also the god of angels."
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