Now they're saying god invented the aliens too!
The BBC have reported:
"The Pope's chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out. Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space. The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article 'Aliens Are My Brother'."
And some of these aliens might be "free from original sin" too. Well obviously, apple trees aren't naturally indigenous to Mars you know.
But hang on a second here. I thought the bible said the Earth was unique. Is the Catholic church now saying that Mars might be a bastard planet god kept tied up in his celestial attic? A planet he shamefully spawned after a 10 second cosmic lust-bonk on a drunken night out... or is that bastard planet actually Earth!? I feel less special now.
Jesus dies for the sins of the xenomorphs
[Story via Skeptico, image via serenadawn.com]