here, I'm new to the Forum. Feel free to check out my intro salvo: http://atheistforums.com/index.php?topic=11404.msg1170059#new
First, I don't think there is any advanced intelligent life "out there". And I don't want there to be either, from what I've seen on movies--they wouldn't like us. As far as I can tell, from what cosmologists say, it's just a bunch of fire and rocks out there, moving at high speed, so basically you don't want to be out there. No O2 either which is a real drag. Think of your struggles on Earth, then pretend you were on, say, Mars. WAY harder.
This planet is somewhat a "walk in the park" by comparison. But make no mistake, Nature doesn't care about you or I and She will bring you down in a NY minute and not think twice about it.
Back to the topic at hand. Obviously nobody would want there to be religion out there given the mess it's made of humanity on planet Earth. No, who wants "confused, vindictive ET"? It would only make her/his wrath against us even worse with HIS "gawd" backing him up. No, believe me, we don't want that. Besides, if ET exists and has a "Gawd" then that "Gawd" would, by definition, have to cover jurisdiction on Earth on Her/His Universal "rounds" and there're Himalayan mountains of circumstantial evidence to suggest that that ain't happening.
I don't want the Earth Gawd and I dont want ET's Gawd either--unless She/He is going to play nice and give us more "free stuff".