Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) are getting a lot of media attention these days. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, for example, spends significant air time talking about UFOs and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid agrees that “the truth is out there.”
Even as respected a media outlet as the Intelligencer column of New York magazine last year offered “13 Reasons To Believe Aliens Are Real,” with the first reason being “the government literally just admitted it’s taking UFOs seriously.”
So what if UFOs are real and there are other life-forms — aka “aliens” in popular culture —in the universe? What does that do to Christianity, the Bible and the belief that God’s creation of man in His own image is His greatest work?
Well, not much, actually, at least according to Frank Turek, co-author with Norman Geisler of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist” and a frequent speaker on college campuses, churches, religious conferences and other public events across the country.
He was asked recently about aliens and Christianity recently: “Given that we’ve discovered planets outside of our solar system with water and potentially breathable atmospheres, like there’s one planet in the Andromeda Galaxy. So I wasn’t sure what you thought about that.”
Here’s Turek’s response: