… A panel discussion on this topic took place on June 24, 2012 at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute’s SETIcon II conference in Santa Clara, California. This panel, titled “Would Discovering ET Destroy Earth’s Religions?,” concluded that the resulting impact on religion from such an alien discovery is “probably not going to be as severe as we might initially think.”
In addition to this panel discussion on the topic of the extraterrestrial impact on religion, an “ETI Crisis Survey” was conducted in 2008 by Dr. Ted Peters, professor of systematic theology at both Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley California, to test the belief that, “upon confirmation of contact between Earth and an extraterrestrial civilization of intelligent beings, the long established religious traditions of Earth would confront a crisis of belief and perhaps even collapse.” AsLiveScience explains, this survey polled more than 1,300 religious individuals and found that “believers were extremely confident that the discovery of intelligent aliens wouldn’t shake their faith.”..
If ET could show us exactly how we evolved, life on Earth from zero to now, no Adam, no Eve, would a billion people suddenly die of embarrassment? Would entire nations crumble to dust? No, people would adapt, the ego protection would kick in and today’s most ardent believers would say things like, “I, for one, always knew the Bible wasn’t *literally* true. I just liked the creation story .”
What were people’s reactions when the Earth was admitted as NOT being the center of the Universe? Heads exploded?