Would Religion Survive Alien Contact?

Would Religion Survive Alien Contact? – http://huff.to/1wgReyF

Probably religion would be enhanced.

Most human societies developed religions with heavily overlapping messages.

It’s more likely than not that an alien civilization would develop one or more religions with the same overlapping messages, serving the same biological and social functions.

If we run into a group that independently evolved similar ideas light years away it will be taken as a sign that god is truly universal, there would be a tremendous surge in faith.

Of course that would be about situational logic, like whales and sharks both evolving fins, but the few of us that would get that would not diminish the psychological impact on the masses.  Probably wouldn’t want to diminish it either, i’d expect it to generate true faith and dampen the present enthusiasm for shooting one another over obscure texts.

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