posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 07:36 PM
This thread is a mixture of rant, questions and hypothetical analogies. I don't have any hard based facts here, just some ramblings from a wandering
I've heard it said before that the government wouldn't disclose the knowledge of Advanced Alien life to us because it would cause a global meltdown.
For some reason the Government feels that we just wouldn't be able to handle it.
I've heard things ranging fromThe stock markets would crash due to uncertainty or that there would be mass chaos in the streets, group suicides,
pandemonium, you name it.
But when it comes down to it, what I think the biggest concern is, Most of all - Religions would crumble.
So Just pure utter chaos.... But why?
Is it because we were told we would act like that, so with that in mind, we would?
Is it because we fear the unknown?
Or is it because it would bring to light that the government has lied to us over how many years now, claiming they have never received any
communications or evidence of Life outside of our little bubble.
In 2014 NASA gave just over $1 million dollars, to The Center of Theological Inquiry, based in New Jersey, to study "the societal implications of
That's a lot of loot to do a study IMO.
Well the Freedom from Religion Foundation asked NASA to revoke the grant and eventually threatend to sue them if they didn't fall in line, claiming
that their concern was mainly the "commingling of government and religious organizations" and how the FFR felt it was a waste of money because
science should not concern itself with how its progress will impact faith-based beliefs.
Now I don't see the need to sue NASA over this, but I do see their point. Why do we need to feel out if religion will meet its demise if it was
announced there was intelligent alien life out there?
I believe in a god. A creator, a superior being, that knows all, and possibly IS all.
But I wouldn't burn down my church if I was told E.T exists.
I think there's plenty of room in science for a god, as do a good majority of other believers I assume... with the exception of extremists of
Do I believe in Adam and Eve ? No. I think it's a children's tale.
It's much easier to tell that story, than it is to explain the Big Bang...believe me, I know. I was asked by my 8 year old just yesterday, how we got
here and how did life start. We had an hour long YouTube session, and by the end of it, she understood the basics behind what evolution is.
My 8 year old loves God. She Goes to a Catholic school. She Regularly attends mass with her class, heck sometimes I even take her.
Well to my surprise, She didn't have a break down or a fit when I told her and showed her the videos about evolutions part in this world. She didn't
even renounce her faith.
Why? Because she has more sense than that.
So do the rest of us...or at least I'd like to think the majority of us at least.
So if the world leaders have made and are in, contact with an advanced civilization outside of earth, why the secrets? Why are we being lied to?
In the year 2000 astronomers knew about 50 or so exoplanets. Planets that occupy what WE THINK, is that special Goldilocks zone, that allows life to
be a possibility.
By 2013, we had discovered over 850 of these planets, and that number keeps on rising almost every month or so.
I guess we're not so special after all.
As we have learnt, life finds a way. It can pop up in the most random places. Be it deep in the arctic, or miles under the ocean around hydrothermal
vents...heck even my fridge has been known to host a sudden outbreak of "life" in my wife's long forgotten casserole in the back.
So why would it be so hard for us to accept that out of the +400 billion stars in our galaxy alone, that there are planets just like earth. Teaming
with life. And that Everywhere you go, your tripping over one of "Gods Miracles"
Maybe people will no longer feel special anymore? That they will realize we just happen to be one of the millions of planets that happened to form the
correct elements to allow life to exists.
Just because we found out were not the only child anymore, doesn't mean God can't love us, right?
We could think of it like God went to vegas and mommy stayed home...now we have a new brother or sister.
The point being, I don't see how the church - which ever creed it may be, would fall due to the discovery of intelligent life.
I could go on for hours about how if my faith, Christianity, was the true religion, then that would mean, god had to of sent a "Jesus" to millions
of planets, just to be crucified, for the religion to be true.
It doesn't bother me one bit about how ludicrous that sounds in order for it to be true.
But really, wouldn't that be but a small feat for something whom created that vast universe.
One thing I do know, is how religion has adapted over the years to accommodate others. There are certain aspects of religion that would have to be
abandoned of course if indeed Aliens did pop in, or the governments finally telling us they've been here all along.
But nonetheless, people could still believe in one creator, one superior being, that is responsible for everything here on earth...and in the
universe....until the Aliens told us otherwise.
So If disclosure happened tomorrow, what would you do?
Would you join the supposed hypothesized masses and partake in the uprising in the streets?
Would you renounce your religion and try to get back all those coins you placed in the collection plate.
Or Would you say, I knew it! And continue onto work like every other day?
Sorry for the long one folks, I've been reading Hawkings book "A Brief History of Time" and it got me thinking about the implications of Science,
ET's and God and if the 3 can coexist with each other.