My friend at work & I talk from time to time about religion. He is not catholic but asks a lot a questions. He asked me a couple questions today that I never thought of before, but now am curious about.
Unfortunately, there’s no real way to ask without sounding crazy!
- What does the catholic church say about UFO’s or aliens?
The answer I gave was that I personally didn’t believe in them. But that I don’t think the church has ever said anything one way or the other. I gave my friend a few dogmas about creation, such as the universe being created from nothing. I also said that even if somewhere there was some sort of life, that man is still God’s ultimate creation because he was made in his image and given an immortal soul.
- What does the catholic church say about ghosts?
My answer to his question was again, that I don’t think the church has said anything about it. He mentioned something about spirits who perhaps can’t rest. I personally don’t believe that kinda stuff, but I used it as an oppurtunity to talk about purgatory. That some people who will go to heaven, but still have some sort of attachment to sin that needs to be cleansed before entering heaven because God can’t have anything unpure with him. But I stressed to him that I doubt purgatory is ghosts walking around us.
I did tell him that those were just my answers, but that I honestly didn’t know for sure what the church has or hasn’t said. I’m sure this stuff has been asked before.
Were my answers appropriate?