NASA is hiring 24 theologians as a part of its efforts to determine how different religions around the world would react to contact with aliens. It sounds like the plot of a bad sci-fi movie, but NASA really is recruiting a priest to help prepare for humanity’s contact with aliens. It seems The reason NASA is hiring the experts now is because of advances in humanity’s efforts to find life in the great unknown.
So basically, who are Theologians and what they do?
A theologian may refer to someone who is specialized in the study of god and various religious beliefs and delve into the subject of religion and rational questions relating to god. They are educated and well versed in the various concepts, ideas, notions and the approaches to god and religious beliefs.
University of Cambridge religious scholar Rev. Dr. Andrew Davison (doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford) is one of the 24 theologians enlisted to help with the project. Davison informs, his research so far has already seen “just how frequently theology-and-astrobiology has been topic in popular writing” during the previous 150 years. In Davison’s book, Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine, he asks questions about whether God could have created life elsewhere in the universe. Or, could he have sent a saviour to die for the sins of alien species?
Humans are seeing more UFOs every year. Studies have shown links between religiosity and belief in extra-terrestrials intelligence. Research Published in 2017 found that people with a strong desire to find meaning, but a low adherence to a particular religion, are more likely to believe aliens exist. According to reports, Dr.Davison’s book notes that a “large number of people would turn to their religious traditions for guidance” if extra-terrestrials were actually found for the sake of very existence of humanity.
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