Did Jesus Die for Klingons Too?

Klingons For JesusWell, Klingons for Jesus has sided in on this, but for a more rigorous debate, Professor Christian Weidemann recently weighed in at a DARPA-sponsored event. (DARPA cares about these things?) Jeff Schapiro reported in the Christian Science Monitor:

One idea he presented was that humans were the only “sinners” out of God’s creation, and are therefore the only ones that require a savior, but he considered other possibilities as well.

“If there are extra-terrestrial intelligent beings at all, it is safe to assume that most of them are sinners too,” Weidemann said. “If so, did Jesus save them too? My position is no. If so, our position among intelligent beings in the universe would be very exceptional.”

If other life forms exist in our universe, he said, we should try to understand why Jesus chose to save those from Earth over other civilized life forms from other planets.

Did God reserve His grace solely for Earthlings and abandon the rest of the intelligent creatures in the universe? If not, how did God deal with the sin problem on multiple planets?

One possibility he mentioned is that God-incarnate visited each of the civilized planets and saved each of the races that inhabited them separately.

Read entire article at the Christian Science Monitor

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  • Wanooski

    All I can really muster here is a big Whaaaaaa-?

  • Wanooski

    All I can really muster here is a big Whaaaaaa-?

  • Anarchy Pony

    All I can really muster here is a big Whaaaaaa-?
    There are two really big assumptions being made here, 1st that there is a “God” and that it is the same as the Christian god, 2nd that there are other “intelligent”(is humanity truly intelligent?) beings in the universe. As well as the idea that there is original sin and that all these other beings would have it as well.

  • Hadrian999

    well sense klingons are not descended from Adam and Eve they would not be effected by original sin and not require saving

  • Hadrian999

    well sense klingons are not descended from Adam and Eve they would not be effected by original sin and not require saving

    • Vi0let_femme

      I believe that is the correct answer to the question of whether salvation applies to extraterrestrials. 

  • Anonymous

    No, because Klingons venerate Kahless the Unforgettable. They also found their Gods to be more trouble than they were worth, so they killed them.

    “Christians need to learn how to properly view aliens from other countries before they could ever learn to properly view aliens from another planet, should they exist.”

    “I think Christians need to first allow ‘Biblical theology’ to influence how they treat the aliens that are right here in our own midst! Hospitality to the stranger, the immigrant, the exiled, and the alien is at the core of Biblical teaching,” he wrote.

    Why yes indeed.

  • Redacted

    No, because Klingons venerate Kahless the Unforgettable. They also found their Gods to be more trouble than they were worth, so they killed them.

    “Christians need to learn how to properly view aliens from other countries before they could ever learn to properly view aliens from another planet, should they exist.”

    “I think Christians need to first allow ‘Biblical theology’ to influence how they treat the aliens that are right here in our own midst! Hospitality to the stranger, the immigrant, the exiled, and the alien is at the core of Biblical teaching,” he wrote.

    Why yes indeed.

    • Dunzain

      “Christians need to learn how to properly view aliens from other countries before they could ever learn to properly view aliens from another planet, should they exist.”
      Yeah, and maybe aliens from another planet shows their greatest respect to their hosts by pissing in their faces.

  • DougIam

    I don’t need “saving,” I don’t accept “salvation,” it is a ridiculous concept best left in the stone-age that spawned it. Therefore, why would aliens–even Klingons–do anything but laugh at a soul-saving preacher?

  • DougIam

    I don’t need “saving,” I don’t accept “salvation,” it is a ridiculous concept best left in the stone-age that spawned it. Therefore, why would aliens–even Klingons–do anything but laugh at a soul-saving preacher?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Pretty sure the need for salvation came from the bronze or perhaps the iron age.

      • SF2K01

        The Christian understanding of “Salvation” wasn’t created until late antiquity, they only latched onto an iron age theological text/religion to artificially boost their popularity with the people alive at the time.

    • Clevername

      You would dare take the side of the Klingons in this?  I am of the opinion that Klingons are not deserving of life.  Therefore you taking sides with them invalidates your opinion.  If you think that by taking their side they will spare you when they invade Earth you are ignorant Douglam.

  • Wanooski

    Pretty sure the need for salvation came from the bronze or perhaps the iron age.

  • 5by5

    Time to review DARPA’s funding….

  • 5by5

    Time to review DARPA’s funding….

  • Notreally

    I always assumed Klingons were Muslims….

  • Notreally

    I always assumed Klingons were Muslims….

  • Anonymous

    Sacramental wine. Blood wine. What’s the difference? 

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Sacramental wine. Blood wine. What’s the difference? 

  • Anonymous

    The Christian understanding of “Salvation” wasn’t created until late antiquity, they only latched onto an iron age theological text/religion to artificially boost their popularity with the people alive at the time.

  • iPINCH

    he did it for the ladies 

  • iPINCH

    he did it for the ladies 

  • chinagreenelvis

    The logical flaw in this argument is that it assumes that Jesus was real.

    • Clevername

      Interesting that you chose to ignore the premise that intelligent life on other planets are real, of which there is far less evidence than if Jesus was real.

      • NarwhalNecropsy

        I don’t know, I’d say they’re pretty even. Both are lacking REAL proof.

  • chinagreenelvis

    The logical flaw in this argument is that it assumes that Jesus was real.

  • chinagreenelvis

    The logical flaw in this argument is that it assumes that Jesus was real.

  • Bhash_85

    John 10:16 should answer this

    • Clevername

      I find Star Trek season 3 episode 12 to be more fitting….dork.

  • Bhash_85

    John 10:16 should answer this

  • dumbsaint

    Klingons aren’t going to worship some guy that gets nailed to a cross without a fight. Jesus should have torn out Pontius Pilate’s larynx with his teeth if he wanted their respect.

  • Anonymous

    Klingons aren’t going to worship some guy that gets nailed to a cross without a fight. Jesus should have torn out Pontius Pilate’s larynx with his teeth if he wanted their respect.

  • http://twitter.com/smendler Skip Mendler

    You’d either need to have pacifist Klingons, or a warrior Jesus – neither of which make much sense….

  • http://twitter.com/smendler Skip Mendler

    You’d either need to have pacifist Klingons, or a warrior Jesus – neither of which make much sense….

  • Clevername

    Interesting that you chose to ignore the premise that intelligent life on other planets are real, of which there is far less evidence than if Jesus was real.

  • Clevername

    Nothing will stimulate more intelligent discussion than an article written by a non-Christian about Christianity and mixing in some Star Trek.  Have we seriously nothing better to ramble about?  I personally think that Klingons cannot be forgiven, they are responsible for most of the bad things that occur in the Universe.  I think that because I have it on good authority that Klingons are not supporting of Homosexuality.

    • Redacted

       maH yImev ghaj  mu’ vaD ‘oH

  • Clevername

    Nothing will stimulate more intelligent discussion than an article written by a non-Christian about Christianity and mixing in some Star Trek.  Have we seriously nothing better to ramble about?  I personally think that Klingons cannot be forgiven, they are responsible for most of the bad things that occur in the Universe.  I think that because I have it on good authority that Klingons are not supporting of Homosexuality.

  • Clevername

    You would dare take the side of the Klingons in this?  I am of the opinion that Klingons are not deserving of life.  Therefore you taking sides with them invalidates your opinion.  If you think that by taking their side they will spare you when they invade Earth you are ignorant Douglam.

  • Clevername

    I find Star Trek season 3 episode 12 to be more fitting….dork.

  • NarwhalNecropsy

    I don’t know, I’d say they’re pretty even. Both are lacking REAL proof.

  • Vi0let_femme

    I believe that is the correct answer to the question of whether salvation applies to extraterrestrials. 

  • Anonymous

     maH yImev ghaj  mu’ vaD ‘oH

  • Dunzain

    “Christians need to learn how to properly view aliens from other countries before they could ever learn to properly view aliens from another planet, should they exist.”
    Yeah, and maybe aliens from another planet shows their greatest respect to their hosts by pissing in their faces.

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