If we encountered intelligent aliens, how might their religious beliefs affect your own?
Suppose we encountered intelligent aliens and discovered that they had an array of religious beliefs just like we do. Would you find it meaningful if a directly parallel religion to your own existed within their civilization? What if they had a distinctly Abrahamic God? What if they were predominately followers of a religion like Buddhism? If you are an atheist, what would it mean to you if one of the alien religions was almost exactly like Judaism, Christianity, or Islam?