Another fundamentalist atheist who has never heard of the doctrine of angels thinks that the discovery of non-human intelligence should ruin the Christian faith and then laments that Christians are too intellectually adaptable to be as rigid as his fundamentalism demands:
Just like they eventually swept under the rug being wrong about earth’s position in the heavens. Or evolution. They will create contorted justifications to support this view, cite a few passages of the bible that could mean anything, and declare victory. Don’t say I did not warn you.
It’s like the Far Side cartoon with the guy whistling as he pushes a wheelbarrow through the pits of heel and the demons are muttering “I just don’t think we’re reaching that guy!”
Sorry, old man. Too bad. Keep trying. Reflect on the fact that the existence of non-human created intelligences sharing the universe with us is as ancient as the belief in angels and demons. If God has also created organic intelligences elsewhere, that’s not really that big a deal, theologically speaking (though it would be extremely cool).