This is interesting. You think of the universe like we think of God. "The cosmos is infinite." You attribute creative powers to the natural universe. You even extrapolate it all the way to intelligent life on other planets.
Originally Posted by QuestionAuthority
Distilled down to what it is, it is faith. You have faith that there isn't a God and that life and ultimately intelligent life just sprouts up naturally all through the cosmos. You believe this strongly even without ever seeing any evidence of any life at all anywhere in the universe except on Earth. You are probably ready to believe this even to your death, never actually getting to see the day of the "finding".
I don't think I can fault you though. In the world of science, water is synonomous with life. It simply must be. The presence of one means the presence of the other. For example, to find water on Mars is basically synonomous with finding ancient signs of life. Even without finding the evidence of ancient signs of life. Go figure. Even some of the Mars Phoenix folks got so caught up in it that they termed the soil as "organic".
Anyway, we have discussed this here before. In essence, angels are created beings and they certainly could be termed intelligent. I don't think they can be classified as life as we define it though.
If intelligent life is present and is discovered, I guess I would want to see if they also believe in God, etc. It could prove to be interesting. However, at this point, I don't have any reason to check my beliefs against a blind faith of the existence of intelligent life elsewhere.
I Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.