> Whereas my interest is primarily motivated from
> spending 20 years of my (former) life as a strict
> protestant Christian. i "left the faith" a year
> & a half ago.
<missionary mode on>
Don't leave the faith, just understand it deeper. It needn't be one or the
> & more important question is to ask about their religions;
> even if it were
> only a statistical sample set of 2.
It needn't be an exact recital, to be convinced.
Some theoretical physicists are convinced of the existence of God because it
is unlikely that the 11 or so basic physical constants that describe the
Universe just happen to be the exact quantity that allows us to exist. One
misadustment in, say, Planck's constant, would eliminate life as a
<missionary mode off>
I know this subject has been beaten to death, but there needn't be a schism
between science and religion.
The science of Seti includes theological studies.