Originally Posted by Strat79
This may be true, but one has to also consider a race that never knew of any kind of religion or belief system could also be much more aggressive without any moral compass to deter them from obliterating another species/race. I'm not a religious person myself, just pointing out another side to consider. Now, one could also argue that they would be even more docile than us due to never having religion as well. As we know, much hostility and many wars have been fought in the name of religion. Guess it goes both ways.
Religion does not equal morality or compassion. If that were the case, then the Crusades, and just rifts and disagreements between religions would not lead to bloodshed.
If a race was able to overcome vast distances and come here, then they have to be at their own peak intelligent wise, and philosophically as well.