Tuesday, May 20, 2008

CSFF Blog Tour: Day Two

CSSF Blog Tour

Yes, yes, yes, I know I'm very, very late (according to the clock above my computer, I only have fifteen minutes for this to still qualify as a Day Two post). And yes, I know that we're supposed to be blogging about MindFlights. But I recently came across a gem that I figured might be Blog Tour worthy, if for no other reason than to try to generate discussion. And as I've said before, I always try to bring new and interesting material into the tour.

According to this article, the Vatican has recently said it's okay for people to believe in aliens.

From the article:

The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, was quoted as saying the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.

"How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?" Funes said. "Just as we consider earthly creatures as 'a brother,' and 'sister,' why should we not talk about an 'extraterrestrial brother'? It would still be part of creation."

My question is this: could this be used as fuel for stoking the speculative fiction fires in Christian publishing? Yes, I know, many evangelicals won't care two figs for what a Jesuit astronomer has to say, but it certainly is interesting food for thought, yes?

At any rate, go see if everyone else did better than me today:

Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Jackie Castle
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Kameron M. Franklin
Beth Goddard
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Michael Heald
Christopher Hopper
Joleen Howell
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Terri Main
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Pamela Morrisson
John Ottinger
Steve Rice
Ashley Rutherford
Mirtika or Mir's Here
Rachelle Sperling
Stuart Stockton
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Robert Treskillard
Linda Wichman
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Definitely interesting, John. I was just recently reading on a writers' forum a discussion about stories showing God as creator even in alien worlds. Hopefully this Jesuit astronomer ascribes to that belief as the basis for our "brotherhood" with the potential Others.

Could this be used to stoke the fires of Christian publishing? Doubtful. I don't think Catholics have had a problem with speculative fiction like sci fi. Evangelicals aren't going to suddenly think, Oh, OK, a Catholic has said it's all right.