Why wouldn't he be? Did he say otherwise? That seems like a really close minded attitude. Just because a sophont is not from Earth doesn't mean they can't be what they want. That's specist. I don't see that, although I remember in the old Mechwarroir rpg background info, it said Muslems were rather put off by space travel and stayed on Earth. I don't know why any religion would be bothered by more people unless their whole basis is there is no more people, in which they'd be pretty much out. And just to add, I thought the atheists, Garibaldi and Marcus, were well done on Babylon 5, too. They weren't constantly trying to mock the characters that had a religon or make them feel stupid for believing in something bigger than themselves. I really liked the one time that Garabaldi told Sinclair, "You better pray to that God of yours Jeff..." something, they were having trouble. It might be seen as mocking, but he said it as We need all the help we can get and I thought it was two freinds with different beliefs interacting in a believable manner.