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reply to post by sled735
My question would be can aliens die? If there technology is far superior to our own they should be able to conquer death wouldn't you think?
Also, what if both standpoints are correct? Do you hold the view that actual alien visitation is an impossibility?
reply to post by randyvs
Bruce was not a follower of "doctrine" though Randy.
Indeed one could very well argue that a person who is a follower of doctrine would never achieve what Bruce Lee did in his life as a human being, they would simply be a that: a follower of doctrine, bound and blinded. Doctrine is written by men, and singular people like Bruce Lee, the Buddha, or even Jesus Christ, choose not to be beholden to doctrine.
Jesus said he was not of this world.
edit on 9-3-2014 by seabhac-rua because: (no reason given)
Sorry Randy but this is one issue I can't back you up on.
Sorry Randy but this is one issue I can't back you up on. The bible isn't specific about any other mortal life forms in the universe. There are hints dropped here and there that we are not alone (outside of the obvious assertion it makes that there are celestial beings and spirits).
I just can't proclaim myself knowledgeable enough to assert with confidence that earth is the only planet in the entire universe that is home to biological living beings. I consider God great enough to have seeded billions of inhabited worlds throughout the cosmos if he so desired. Who am I to say he didn't do this? If he is great enough to create such a marvelous universe, I am sure he can do what he pleases with the result. Scientifically speaking, the odds are in the favor of life being prolific throughout the cosmos (albeit spread out over astronomical distances).
Personally though, I am curious why it is you feel that aliens existing elsewhere in the galaxy (or universe) is incompatible with your spiritual beliefs? Is there some scripture in the bible that confirms there is no other life in the universe that I am unaware of?
Edit to add: We are on the same page as far as the abduction phenomenon is concerned.edit on 9-3-2014 by DeadSeraph because: (no reason given)
Part of being a Theravada Buddhist is to believe in the existence of aliens. Brahma vihara such as Metta meditation includes willing or spreading loving kindness toward infinite beings in innumerable world systems (Ananta Cakavala).
"There are countless world systems complete with masses of land, water and air, human, Deva and Brahma loka. These world systems are identical to ours in constitution. These countless world-systems together form the infinite universe (Ananta Cakavala). "