Greg expanded on his dialogue from the elections meeting (where we only had about 20 minutes for him). It was a great discussion (although we didn't make any midyear friends). Greg's dialogues are characterized by questions. His questions are great and can usually be taken out of context and still retain relevance and excitement. When publicizing BIG, I often give examples from his dialogues.
1.Given that we, the public, have no confirmation of the existence of sentient alien life, is the potential existence of other intelligent species something that religious communities should think about?
2. Should aliens be allowed to integrate into human religious communities?
3. Are extraterrestrial religions (or the lack of them) as valid as human beliefs, even if they take a very different form?
4. How should aliens be considered theologically? Is there an appropriate way to categorize them under existing religious guidelines?
5. If humans encounter a much more intelligent and/or completely superior species without religion, is their culture evidence that religion possesses little benefit?
6. Us there a difference between how human and alien religions should be viewed, and should this apply o their adherents? In particular would/should a human convert to an alien faith be treated differently?
7. Would human redemption apply to aliens? In a messianic world would aliens be included in this new reality?