posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 09:23 PM
I think the primary weakness in religion, and in our view of aliens, is that we constantly anthromorphize them - we make them too much like us!
When thinking about religion, the biggest thing I struggle with is how human God seems to be - as in kill us all, punish us all if we don't conform,
act arbitrarily, be prejudiced, grab power, etc. etc. If God is really advanced in His thinking, WHY does he need a bunch of lesser beings
WORSHIPPING Him? Wouldn't that be annoying rather than desirable? And as far as I'm concerned, I want God to be a whole lot better than we are!
I'm not sure I'd want to be anywhere around a human type person who has total and complete absolute power, if you know what I mean.
And why are there so MANY Gods - one for every culture?
I think that's the same weakness we have when we try to sensibly discuss aliens - we make them too human. We give them actions, thoughts, and
motivations that are human when they are not human.
In the most technical sense, since God is not a human being born on Earth, He is an alien.
The question is how does one understand an alien God?
They say that man is made in God's image, but what does that mean exactly?
I believe that SOMETHING exists - I'm just not quite sure what.