Friday, November 15, 2019

Mormonism and E.T.

1st creation, Kolob, nearest the home of God - from The Book of Abraham
A earlier survey suggested the beliefs of the Mormon Church may be the most likely to survive an encounter with extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI).
Ted Peters, a professor of Systematic Theology wondered "could the world's religions survive the discovery of extraterrestrial life? Or would their beliefs be so shaken that they would eventually collapse?" He asked 1300 people if they thought the discovery of ETI would shake their faith.
The results indicate religion would survive discovery of ETI. However the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have the highest rate of acceptance of (ETI). The report notes:
 Note how high Mormons score. Many Mormon respondents added comments to the effect that belief in ETI is already a part of Mormon doctrine. "My religion (LDS, Mormon) already believes in extra-terrestrials."
Mormon Origins of ETI belief