Ken Ham v. Vatican Astronomer & Aliens

WE recently posted Alien Souls, Tentacles, the Vatican, & Creationism, which was about Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, who made some thought-provoking remarks about aliens.

Dr. Consolmagno — who earned a PhD in planetary science before he took vows as a Jesuit brother — was quoted as saying that he would baptize an alien if it asked, and also: “Any entity — no matter how many tentacles it has — has a soul.” He was also rather dismissive of creationism.

That was all a bit too much for Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the genius who brought you the website Answers in Genesis (AIG) and the mind-boggling Creation Museum.

Ol’ Hambo seems eager to dispute with scientists. You may recall Ken Ham Contradicts Stephen Hawking. Well, here are some excerpts from Hambo’s reaction to Brother Guy Consolmagno’s remarks: “I’d Love to Baptise an Alien”. The bold font was added by us:

The person from the Vatican that was quoted in the newspaper reports, if quoted correctly, can’t truly understand the gospel — in my opinion. The Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but they can’t have salvation.

Adam’s sin affected the whole universe? Wow! Did the ripples from that event take billions of years to reach distant galaxies? Or was it all instantaneous? Perhaps Jason Lisle’s “Instant Starlight” Paper might be applicable here. Anyway, let’s read on:

One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new Heavens and earth. God’s Son stepped into history to be Jesus Christ, the “Godman,” to be our relative, and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin — the Savior of mankind.

Jesus did not become the “GodKlingon” or the “GodMartian”! Only descendants of Adam can be saved.

Those slimy aliens are going straight down into the Lake of Fire, and there’s no way out! Heaven is for humans only! Here’s the end of Hambo’s article:

An understanding of the gospel makes it clear that salvation through Christ is only for the Adamic race — human beings who are all descendants of Adam. While baptizing an alien might feel good, it would have no more spiritual consequence than baptizing a chicken or a fallen angel.

Baptize an alien indeed!

So there you have it. Now you know The Truth.

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6 responses to “Ken Ham v. Vatican Astronomer & Aliens

  1. I guess someone forgot their Thorazine today.

  2. Geeze Louise, Curmudge, such a gift! And at Happy Hour.

    p.s. You owe me a drink for that chicken or fallen angel comment, I mean, blindfolded wouldn’t they feel the same?

    I was thinking today that Lisle Ham is sorta catchy. Hickory Smoked Lisle Ham, 95% fact free. No flood water added. An Instant, Light Treat for the entire family. (I know he’s going to steal my marketing idea.) Be an Angel and don’t chicken out, buy Lisle Ham for your family today!

    And, just wondering, what if the aliens lived around undersea volcano vents as organisms do here. Wouldn’t they already be in a “lake of fire?” So mightn’t their hell be, oh, say, Cincinnati?

  3. Doc Bill says:

    Geeze Louise, Curmudge, such a gift! And at Happy Hour.

    It’s nice when they make it so easy for me.

  4. “… the Adamic race…”

    Commander Adama? What about the Cylons? Don’t they have souls too?

  5. Doc Bill says,
    “So mightn’t their hell be, oh, say, Cincinnati?”

    Hey, it might not be such a bad place to be. A coffee mug I have quotes Mark Twain: “…if I heard the end of the world was coming tomorrow, I would rush to Cincinnati. Everything there happens ten years later…”

    Presumably, even Jason Lisle’s “Instant Light” slows down there, too.

  6. Ham’s right that baptizing an alien would have no more spiritual consequence than baptizing a chicken or an imaginary being. I’ll give him that one.

    Somehow, I don’t think the aliens would be too disappointed.