Gold, Frankincense and Mars

Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Vatican astronomer and all-around smart scientist, explains to Stephen Colbert why the Second Person of the Trinity could be otherworldy in a way somewhat different than, well, just listen... 

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James Martin, SJ

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Marie Rehbein
8 years 3 months ago

I liked the part about the angels, but the idea that life on other planets would be anything like human life given how much more non-human life there is even on this planet seems a little far-fetched.

8 years 3 months ago
What a great advertisement for Christian faith!  A highly intelligent Jesuit, an expert in his field, who is not afraid to discuss ideas that push conventional boundaries.  And he has a sharp sense of humor.  His last comment even seemed to get one up on Colbert.  Job well done, Brother.


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