a reply to: freedom7
Maybe that's why we never made contact in modern times, because we should be mature enough to accept "different" doesn't necessarily imply
"better" or "worse".
Possible they lack other things, we have. Cooking, or what do I know. Heard they enjoy our alcolholic beverages. Just because someone is better at
grilling a steak than I am, doesn't mean I worship this other person. Maybe he sucks at making Margeritas? Could be the ETs propose to make Earth a
sustainable tourism resort? With investment to fill the holes we're fracking out of our spaceship, because we are too griedy to make the one
consequent step towards renewable energy?
Sorry I am not convinced the stories like Enoch prove ancient alien tales. It's a mythology and in every god description you'll find, people back
then had a tendency to make God out of a person that's in modern times a "politically interested ranger" Agamemnon today, would be Clint Eastwood,
or Ted Nugent. Also:
1. Erich von Däniken, I hate that guy.
2. People thought the world is their enclosed little valley between the mountains. To this day people are taking religious books way too literal. The
big flood really just happened in one valley.
3. Star Wars. That's where this ancient alien stuff comes from if you ask me. Had a huge impact on the brains of that 60's? generation...
I might have a unique outlook on this topic, but if I'd trust my feeling, technologically advanced, yes. A different society with big social
advantages, and like everything also wit unwelcome side effects. I imagine in a society that's build on total openess and which has no secrets for no
one, can cause trouble. Maybe we're so entertaining because we're so individual? Maybe we could hire on a spaceship as creative advisor, or
something? The point is, just because I entertain a mutually benefical relationship with another society, I don't have to give up everything I am.
That's the problem I have with that discussion in general, we here on Earth have this "friend or foe" kind of mindset, that prevents a lot of
nurturing thoughts from happenning. Why not acquaintances? Would already be a big first step.