God’s creatures on Mars? The Mercury News

No one is truly expecting the Mars rover to find extraterrestrials on the red planet. But if it did, the world’s religions should have no trouble welcoming them. Scholars with expertise in science and religion contend that the major religions practiced on Earth are elastic enough to account for intelligent life on other planets. But thinking through the possibilities could be an important exercise in getting followers of different religions to see how they can coexist.