Would You Baptize an Alien?

The pope and the Vatican are in the news a lot lately for a lot of stuff that we would rather not hear about.

Sometimes though, they get it right.

Brother Guy Consolmagno, an American research astronomer who works for the Vatican, said that he would baptize an alien, but “only if they asked.”

He would be “delighted” if intelligent life was found amongst the stars, “but the odds of us finding it, of it being intelligent and us being able to communicate with it – when you add them up it’s probably not a practical question.”

Nevertheless, “any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul.”

I sure hope they stream that baptism on the internet. Think maybe we could get an interview?