Could Religion Survive Alien Contact?

December 11, 2014 4:31 PM

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Pope Francis is known for shaking things up in the Catholic church. But few people saw it coming when he noted in a May homily that he'd be more than happy to baptize Martians if they asked for it.

"If tomorrow, for example, an expedition of Martians arrives -- green men with a long nose and big ears, like children draw -- and some of them come to us, and if one of them asks to be baptized, what would happen?" he asked.

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