Rapture = End of the Universe? Aliens?
What do Christians think will happen to the UNIVERSE after the Rapture?
1. Will the Universe cease to exist? Will the good people go to heaven, the bad to hell, and then God will erase the existence of the physical universe?
2. Carl Sagan, based on what I've read, is very confident that intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe. What happens to THOSE intelligent beings? Do they die with the end of the universe? And while the good people are in heaven, what do they do considering that other intelligent beings STILL exist in other parts of the existent physical universe? Seems like a big head scratcher to me.
3. Christianity is geocentric and anthropocentric. That is, Christianity is entirely focused on the Earth and humans as if nothing else exists in the rest of the universe, or that it's all for us. Perhaps this is why a flat-Earth society still exists. Why create the rest of the universe, the stars, and all this other nonsense stuff everywhere that composes 99.999999999% of the matter in the universe? (probably a higher percent) Why create 97% of the genetic material in the human body to serve no purpose? (Introns / "junk DNA") If everything is purposeful and about humanity, why so much nonsense and uselessness to the purpose of humanity throughout the universe?
Believing in the concept of the rapture and "Judgment Day" supposes that EVERYTHING will end. And if everything ends, alien civilizations will be obliterated due to the rapture of human beings. Does God not love all his creation? Would aliens have their own rapture? And why doesn't God tell us about his master plan for other intelligent beings?
Granted, this all seems weird, but I encourage you to read some of Carl Sagan's discussions on intelligent life with probability calculations. It seems almost impossible that there is not intelligent life somewhere else -- or at least that it will develop somewhere else in the history of the universe.
Do you guys think that Genesis is written from the standpoint that humans are the ONLY intelligent beings in the universe?
REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM.