In my last post I mentioned that Ray Bradbury’s “Christus Apollo” is but one of several poems or songs exploring the meaning of Christmas in the context of both Christian theology and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. Another example is Sydney Carter’s “Every Star Shall Sing A Carol“. Here’s an excerpt:
Every star and every planet,
every creature high and low,
come and praise the King of heaven
by whatever name you know.
God above, Man below,
holy is the name I know.
Those interested in this subject may also enjoy reading David Wilkinson’s article “Missionaries to Mars?”, Gabriel McKee’s “Are God and Aliens Compatible?”, and Jill Tarter’s “SETI and the Religions of Extraterrestrials”, among others.