Pope Francis Vindicates Mike Flynn…

announces aliens can be baptized. Rejoice! There is hope for Krenken!

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  • Rosemarie


    So can we assume that the Church has already baptized the aliens which the Science Channel claims the Vatican is hiding from the world?


    • chezami

      That is a totally safe bet.

    • jaybird1951

      Could one say that they constitute an “underground church?”

      • ImTim

        Maybe an “oversky” church, instead.

    • Rebecca Fuentes

      Well why wouldn’t they?

    • Alma Peregrina

      Why else would they be hiding them?

  • “green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw,”

    Methinks that Argentinians are reading totally different science fiction novels about alien abduction than Americans do.

  • Jem

    Mark, I’m assuming you’ve read Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow and Children of God?

    • Silly Interloper

      Demented stuff, as I recall.

      • Varenius

        “Demented”? I’d say they weren’t especially good SF, nor particularly insightful, but I can’t recall anything objectionable/twisted/questionable in them.

    • chezami

      Nope. Though I did read an interview with her about the former. Soooo… is there any subject, serious or whimsical, in which you don’t perpetually seek to land a punch on the Catholic Church? Talking with you is like trying to have a beer with somebody who is circling you like a mixed martial artist, endlessly looking for a way to kick you in the kidneys. It was an odd remark by the pope and Eifelheim was a fun book. LIghten up. Not every single conversation has to conclude with Jem getting another one of her shivs in the ribs of the Church.

      • Jem

        You like science fiction, they’re books in which Jesuits make contact with aliens, where, in a rather respectful and thoughtful way, issues like faith are discussed.

        I’m not trying to kick you in the kidneys, I’m saying there’s a book you might like, and it has a sequel. I thought you’d probably have read them. Give them a go, the worst case scenario is that you don’t like them but you’ll find nice and chewy stuff to dislike.

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