Originally posted by Croat56
Why would aliens do that? What could they possibly gain?
To quote Longshanks from the film, "Braveheart":
"If we can't force them out, we'll breed them out."
Seriously, though, there's a lot of theories pertaining to the connections between aliens and humans. You have your creationism theories stating
that aliens were the ones to create us, either for slave labor that ultimately got out of hand, or as a genetic experiment, etc. If any one of these
theories were true, it would explain a whole lot about the alien interest in us.
On the main thread, however, honestly, I've often thought about this very same thing. It makes more sense to me than the "virgin birth" does.
Immaculate conception is possible, just highly unlikely. The chances of an immaculate conception happening are something like one in a billion, and
once it does happen, the chances of it actually producing a healthy child are once again like one in 100,000. Given those odds, it's about as close
to impossible as you get. In today's world, it is possible for a virgin to give birth, and far more likely... in vitro fertilization is what makes
it possible. 2000 years ago, however, humans didn't have that procedure.... though I'm quite certainl that an alien race would have. It's quite
possible that Jesus was created as an alien/human hybrid , and then implanted into Mary, in an effort to create yet another religion that would help
to keep humans in line. Perhaps, it was yet another experiment to see how humans would react to the "impossible" happening.
Of course, my view on the whole things is far more grounded in the mundane. Mary and Joseph were simply an unwed couple. Joseph had gotten Mary
pregnant, and they were exiled from whereever they were living. Since, at the time, an unwed mother was viewed as a "whore" and "evil", this
would explain why they were not able to find any room at an inn. So, they went to stay with family. In the Jerusalem of 2000 years ago, houses were
typically built with two floors, the livestock on the bottom floor, and the living quarters for the family above. If there's no room for two extra
people in the family's living quarters, where would they stay? With the livestock, of course. This became the manger noted in the bible. However,
this story doesn't explain why the wise men came to see the birth.
Maybe it was aliens...