Came across this post this evening an an Anglican web site: Do other planets have their own Christ?
I've been thinking about this for many years. Thought I'd blogged on it earlier but cannot find which post. I recall one day in late 1998 when at a gymnastics event in Colorado telling my son's coach that I thought it was quite possible that other planets with sentient life may have their own version of the Christ. They may have their own versions of Buddhism, Zen, and Mohammed too. Perhaps not identical in every way but similar in function and characteristics. Why do I feel this way?
Somewhere I read that the ability to fly had evolved at least three times on this planet. First it was some insects that developed this capability. Next, it was certain dinosaurs that did so and we now know them as birds. Lastly, bats, which are mammals, were able to take to the sky. Thus, it seems that any environment with animal creatures will have the potential for some of them to develop flight capability.
Judging from evolutionary history on our planet, certain things are inevitable. Evolutionary nitches will be filled. Pack animals develop societies. This leads to development of tribes for the especially sentient ones.
If intelligent beings exist on other planets, why would not they develop language? If so, then why would they not develop religions? Would they not eventually develop agriculture? Would they not also have world empires? Oppression of smaller nations and peoples? Rich and Poor? Would they not do so many of the things that we do? Would their religions not also be similar to ours, broadly speaking?
I think so and that is why I believe there must be a Cosmic Christ archetype.
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