What a remarkable time we live in!
Yesterday NASA announced the discovery of seven planets all circling a single star, each having the potential to carry life. But the most remarkable thing to me about this announcement is the revelation of God's guidance for MiME Design Studio. Last year Daniel Husbands and I set out to create a project that would spark a particular discussion. On February 13th 2017 (only days ago) we published the season finale. And at the risk of spoiling the ending of Atlas V Horizons, I will go ahead and admit that the question we dared to ask our audience was... "Are we allowed to live on another planet?"
Personally, I love following mans extraterrestrial endeavors. It makes me feel like we are that much closer to God. I am excited to see what will become of this new space race to Mars. To see a future take shape that during my childhood was science fiction, is a dream come true. However, my personal belief (not governed by any particular denomination or religion) is that we are under quarantine from life beyond our little blue planet. We were made to be a testimony to all other worlds of what happens when we allow sin to intrude on God's perfect Design. (Thank God it's temporary). So despite my Mars excitement, if you asked me to predict the next 20 years of trying to colonize Mars my answer would most likely resemble something of a paraphrase to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "...nothing happened. Then, after a decade or so, nothing continued to happen.” But regardless of the outcome it is imperative that we ask the question, "why". For the non-believer in God, why did the mission succeed/fail? For the believer, why did God allow the outcome? For some it could be all the proof they need to believe or not to believe.
In Atlas V Horizons we provoked the conversation by illustrating our thesis, "Man is not permitted to live beyond the planet earth." I am truly interested in hearing what you think. Watch season 1 of Atlas V Horizons now on MiMEtv.ca