UFOs Don’t Cancel Out Christianity

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The early Christian thinkers might have been more prepared for intelligent extraterrestrials than we are today.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here’s a scene in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel movie in which the popular atheist intellectual Neil deGrasse Tyson appears on a news program to explain how Superman’s arrival on Earth changes our species’ understanding of itself. Tyson’s lines in the film are a fairly representative sample of the vague and hazy Enlightenment-inflected assumptions that often substitute for an education in history these days:

We’re talking about a being whose very existence challenges our own sense of priority in the universe. If you go back to Copernicus, when he restored the sun to the center of the known universe, displacing Earth,

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