ETs and Religion: How Belief in ETs Has Influenced Religion

Track:
Religion & Spirituality
What:
Lecture
When:
Friday Jun 21   01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Los Angeles Convention Center - Meteor Room - #408
It is often said that if we found intelligent extraterrestrial life, religions would be devastated. However, most religions already discuss extraterrestrial life and have for hundreds of years. In this presentation, we'll discuss the many ways alien life has been addressed by the world’s major religions, and how they are currently dealing with this issue. We'll also look at studies which give insight into how religious leaders, those who participate in religion, and those who do not, might react when it is finally confirmed that intelligent extraterrestrial life exists. Finally, we'll look to the future and how the belief in extraterrestrial intelligence is inspiring the creation of new religions.
Participant
International UFO Congress