Studies have shown that Atheists know more about the religious tenets and the “holy” books of religions as well as their history than do the faithful. As such, Atheist are, very likely, more capable of evaluating this scenario than the believers.
The scenario is:
There is the possibility, albeit a slim one, that we might discover intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy or be contacted by the same in this century. Should that occur how do you think the world's religions would react to such a event? The only main stream religion, to my knowledge, that has given serious consideration to this is the Catholic church.
I'm reasonably sure the reaction would not be uniform across the mythic, delusional landscape.
What's your take on it?