Creationist Ken Ham has said that the U.S. space program is a waste of money because any alien life that scientists found would be damned to hell.
āIām shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life,ā HamĀ wrote in the Christian website called Answers in Genesis.
According to The Raw Story, Ham argued that āsecularists are desperate to find life in outer spaceā as a part of their ārebellion against God in a desperate attempt to supposedly prove evolution.ā
āLife did not evolve but was specially created by God, as Genesis clearly teaches. Christians certainly shouldnāt expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe,ā he continued. āNow the Bible doesnāt say whether there is or is not animal or plant life in outer space. I certainly suspect not.ā
But regardless of whether there was life in outer space, Ham asserted that it could not be truly āintelligent.ā
āYou see, the Bible makes it clear that Adamās sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adamās sin, but because they are not Adamās descendants, they canāt have salvation,ā he explained. āJesus did not become the āGodKlingonā or the āGodMartianā! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. Godās Son remains the āGodmanā as our Savior.ā