posted on May, 20 2005 @ 09:46 PM
This question was obliquely addresed earlier in a thread currently posted to BTS, but the scenario is intregueing on so many levels!
The possibilities: All Human; Not Human; Part Human; and even, Not Recognizeable as DNA!
Each of these possibilities carry implications that would be truely shattering to human society as we know it. (Now there's a basis for a
conspiracy-generating cloak of secrecy if ever there was one!)
Consider the following scenario; A massive earthquake, or volcanic eruption lays open the vaults beneath the Vatican wherein are stored the True
Acknowledged Relics of The Saviour (the TAROTS). One or more of these TAROTS is "liberated" by person or persons of dubious character who seeks to
auction it off as a "found" objet d'art.
The Church would be pressed to retrieve the object; could they risk revealing it's true value? Would revealing the true nature of the object give
rise to popular demand that it be subject to scientific inquiry? Could they make a case for siezure without proving its authenticity. If they try to
bluff, deny it's of any great value, they risk losing a cherished relic. If they steal it back, the relic becomes the touchstone of conspiracies
such as are the bread and butter of sites like this...and the tabloids! The same thing happens if the Church, seeking to regain its precioussss,
aggressively out-bids all comers: "Why is THIS piece of bloody cloth so valuable to an institution facing hundreds of millions of dollars in
repairs to its HQ?" the public will ask. Could it really be?......
We'll test it! And the answer is:
Just Human. So much for God made Flesh, many will cry. Jesus was just another Joe. Mary's baby, Joseph's, maybe. For this we don't eat
meat on Friday?1.1 billion people suddenly have the catechismic rug pulled out from under them. Some fall, nihilism rises and with it the threat of a
angry, disillusioned mob fresh with a "If this is all there is, I'm getting mine!" attitude toward the rest of the world. Some stumble, but
recover to new dogmas, faiths. and some of course will simply ride the wave, accepting that it is not so important what the man was but what he
Not Human. This would rock the entire society. Not just Catholics, not just Christians, not even just the religious, but the Whole Freaking
World! Proof that ET's exist! We are NOT alone in the Universe. What's more, that there is at least one alien species Out There that believes in
PEACE and unconditional LOVE. They can even look like humans! With a civilization and technology at least two thousand years more advanced than
This event might well be refered to as "The Second Coming of the Christ" even if we didn't clone him, just based on the impact and effect it would
have on human culture.
Part Human. At first, the reaction would be the same as with Not Human. But then the fears would rise. The questions would start to erode the
Good News: Aliens inter-breeding with humans; Why? Do THEY have some Hidden Agenda? Oh, sure, this Jesus dude was OK; peace, love and all that. But
what about his daddy? Why didn't daddy stick around? Was this Annunciation actually a cover for an abduction/rape?
It is possible that the distrust would nurture humanity's fear of the unknown and breed a planet of xenophobes. "Watch the Skies! They're Out
Not Recognizeable as DNA. This would be the most intellectually intreguing outcome. If the test came back with results that indicate a
substance that is not recognizeable as any kind of DNA, but not identifiable as any other known compound, either, then just What was this
Jesus? Certainly some would merely dismiss the test as inconclusive and probably not even an "authentic relic" at all. Others, however would ask
the more intesting questions: If this really was the "blood" of christ, as the Church claims, and yet this sample contains nothing that we can
correlate to any type of DNA, then is it possible that life, sentient life, possibly more advanced than we are ourselves, can exist without
DNA? Perhaps the definition of "life-form" needs to be expanded?