Monday, March 23, 2009


A question for the writers of 'Supernatural' and 'Reaper', and any other show that delves into the lore of angels:

Even if it's not seen on the screen, do they consider there to be life on other planets? Does the Heavenly Host take any interest in the intelligent life on those other worlds?

This week, 'Supernatural' seemed to suggest that God isn't even paying attention any more to the grand scheme of things on Earth. Could He have moved on to a new plaything, say the planet of Ork or Melmac, and has tossed aside our 'Big Blue Marble'?

It's certainly not like the Vatican isn't ready for the revelation that there are other intelligent life forms out there. Last year, Vatican chief astronomer Father Jose Gabriel Funes was interviewed by the L'Osservatore Romano newspaper in which he said there is a certain possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, and that such a possibility "doesn't contradict our faith."

"How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere? 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," he said.

So, even though horror and science fiction rarely mix, maybe 'Reaper' and 'Supernatural' should remember that God's not going to be so focused on just the Earth or its billions of souls....

Just sayin', is all....

Toby O'B

1 comment: said...

I think that if there was intelligent life on other planets, the Devil wouldn't have as much time to bug Sam on "Reaper".