I do believe there can’t be other intelligent beings in outer space because of the meaning of the gospel. You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation.–Fundamentalist preacher Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, on  NASA’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

All things weird and beautiful

All creatures gray or blueish

Saturnine or Plutoful–

You might as well be Jewish.


Scaley or encased in shell,

With tentacles prehensile,

You are going straight to Hell

God knows you’re not a Gentile.


Ask not for whom the church bell tolls

On your moon or asteroid

Jesus doesn’t save no souls

In Outer Space’s airless void.


God made you out of cosmic dust

You chlorine-breathing pagan

So go and pray and put your trust

In Dawkins or Carl Sagan.