posted on Sep, 29 2003 @ 01:15 PM
I once read a really awesome short story - I still have he book around somewhere. Basically, the Earth is invaded by a race of reptillian bi-peds who
are bent on utterly destroying humanity as a whole. As the main characters fight to survive, they come in contact with the invaders and learn that
they are religious fanatics!
The aliens claim the God promised them the Earth as their Holy Land, and that they were free to wipe out humanity. God also told them that He once
had a covenant with the Terrans, but they had long since broken it and were no longer worshipful and followers of His ways. There is even a burning
bush scene where God speaks to the aleins and commands them to wipe out the humans.
All looks lost, as the aliens technology seems unbeatable. Whenever the humans seemed in reach of winning a battle, the "hand of God" would reach
out and draw up a hurricane, earthquake, or some other natural disaster to counter the humans.
But (very interestingly) the humans learn the Gods power generally only reaches as far as controlling weather, nature, etc. and they arm nuclear
missiles with human pilots on suicide missions agains the aliens, with success. The end of the book shows the humans all gathering in a victory
celebration after winning their first major battle against the aliens, with the human leaders cursing God as a traitor, and vowing that God has just
made a fearful and powerful enemy.
I believe the story was part of a collection of works that were, singlely, never published. It was an interesting idea, however...