Interesting concept--I've heard it thrown around on here quite a bit, but given this forum's manner I think it's a bit better suited here (Skunk
Works) than the normal boards. It's a bit easier to look at it with an open mind here, since that's kinda the point
Lemme see what I can add here:
1. If aliens are demons, then aliens should have capabilities similar to those reported in classical angelologydemonology; they should be able to pass
through solid matter, they should be telepathic and telekinetic.
Both of those are commonly reported in abduction cases--I think that's a point in favor.
2. If aliens are demons, then they must be disguising themselves for some dark purpose. What happens when to the people who try to "tell the world"
about their true nature?
Most of the people who report alien sightings are looked at as off the deep end, and quite a few seem to mysteriously disappear. However, I don't
think that would necessarily draw a line between aliens and demons.
3. Assuming they are actually fallen angels, aliens should actively seek worshipers, and trying to create a cult that serves them.
This is an interesting thought, because "cult" and "worship" can be open to interpretation. I think probably the most obvious view point for a
cult worship scenario would be a group of people who get together and show praise for a particular icon. In that respect, the various sci-fi
conventions around the world could be seen as indirect cult worship of extraterrestrials, all depends on how open of a view point you want to have on
4. They would probably attempt to refute organized religion.
As a side note, does anyone else see the irony in anorwegianguy1972's post in reference to this item? No offense intended anorwegian, just stood out
to me is all.
In respect to this item, there's a pretty broad spectrum of people who attempt to refute it, so I think this would be a needle-in-a-haystack item.
Too many possibilities to be able to look at someone and say "yer an alien/demon." Of course, they could be the ones who planted the seed for such
an act many moons ago.
5. The traditional modes of protection from demons ought to work on aliens, too.
It would be interesting to see if these have ever been used to try and protect repeated abductees.
I've actually heard many people state that reciting the Lord's prayer does
stop an abduction. However, there's two points in regards to
such claims I think might make it less important.
For one, there's no way of proving abductions have
happened (it's arguable that it's merely a psychological act, and not a physical
abduction, but that's a dispute for a different time.) Even that aside, there's no way of proving that an abduction that would otherwise continue
would be stopped through any incantation--how do you know it wasn't going to stop otherwise?
That aside, it's possible that the spiritual methods of preventing/stopping an abduction could just be manifestations of the placebo effect. That's
been my opinion on prayer by itself--it puts your mind to work in a way that humans haven't (otherwise) figured out yet. The belief that what
you're saying or doing may in and of itself be a sign to the intruders that you'd rather them not take you, without any interference from a higher
One thing that might be worth consideration is a restatement of the original concept: Are demons aliens? Perhaps all of the spiritual/religious works
that mention demons are actually referring to extraterrestrials. This wouldn't necessarily be contrary to any details given in such works.
Appearances given for a demon may be the writer's interpretation to the best of their abilities, or of a race that no longer visits us. Prayers and
other protection methods may still apply--changing what something is known as does not mean it functions any differently.
Just a thought.