Careful there. That's a double edged sword. We fuss at the PC for saying the reverse.
Since aliens from other planets do not exist and we all know that, this thread is moot. But on the topic you just touched on we might expand it a bit? Because the Bible does or does not say something on a given topic, modern man seems at leisure to speculate. How many times have we heard someone say, "well, if it's not in the Bible..." or "the Bible does not say anything about (X)" . Computers are also not in the Bible, but look at us now.
I don't think the Fathers talk about aliens or mention anything about their existence or lack thereof. Demons, yes. Some have said if there is no life out there, it's alot of wasted space. Is it? Maybe it is God's way of showing us how small we are and the magnitude of His authorship abilities (to use your favorite word).
What did He say to Abraham and not being able to count the stars?
I was going somewhere with this thought, now I can't seem to remember where.
Yes, a very good point made Paul and fortunately we are on the same page with it and I agree it is a moot subject but there are even some who are Orthodox and speculate it as a possibility rather than trusting in the church on this matter ... and they have every right to ask questions .. there is nothing wrong with that provided we also trust the church in our search for the truth ...
I am not a Sola Scriptura individual ... for the reasons you mention. I DO believe everything we need
for our salvation and for our survival IS in the bible ... those matters that are left out ... are left out intentionally by God because they are not necessary for us! This belief is quite different to the point u made :-)
Anything that was made for man is in the Bible
is what I am saying. The computer is not made by God it is made by man (hence not in the bible) and so on. An 'alien' (by logic is not made by man and therefore, if made by God, would be mentioned by God ... the point that not everything is in the Bible doesnt hold with aliens because it is TOO important an issue to leave out
... hence, the fact its not there is because it doesnt exist ...
The existance of aliens (not as demons but as actual creatures with intelligence) would prove God to be a liar ... I really do think it is not one of those situations that it was left out because it ISNT :-) I hope you understand :-)
Oh, PS, perhaps Patristics dont touch aliens because they had IDOLS they dealt with instead ... in there era, they didnt have aliens ... they had statues that could do mystical things ...oracles who acted like demi-gods and so on ... there was enough demonic activity to fool people in this form for the demons requiring to look at alternative means to trick humans ...