Originally posted by elecampane
I have a whole different stance on this discussion. What if: 1. These so-called aliens are really Satanic demons? 2. What if: The end of the world
was really a world-wide war between the "good" (God's people) and the "bad" (the Devil and his fallen angels)? In the Book of Revelation, the
very last book of the Bible, it describes the end of the world in detail. As I said, this is a whole new look at what is surely to come.
The Book of Revelations is open to interpretation that is the point of it.
Think about this, suppose the Book of Revelations was not a physical apocalypse, but instead psychological. Would that make sense in today's society
I'm not saying that bad stuff is over with. I just think much of the bad stuff already happened in the past 150 years. I think the final war is a war
of words. I think the battle of Gog vs. Mogog is terrorism. My God is better than your God, religion vs. religion.
I think the Book of Revelation isn't straight figurative, but allegorical.
I think that it is possible that in 2012, or around there, aliens may make "contact," or we may make contact with them. I don't think they are evil
and satanic, because they would have destroyed us already if they had such great power. I think if you read the Bible closely you will find that even
though Satan and his "fallen angels" defied God. God was the one himself who allowed them to play in the Earth's games. So, He can always stop
them, anytime He wants. He is like God, you know. Somewhat like your mom saying, "I brought into this life I can take you out."
I think if you think very critically about the evolution of humanity, freedom of choice was necessary for us to evolve to the point that we know that
we do have real freedom over ourselves. For freedom of choice we had to have black and white view of what is "wrong." When the world is actually
gray, and you should allow people to live and make their own mistakes. We learn from our own mistakes in our life and as humanity. "Those who don't
remember the path are doomed to repeat it." When Eve took the bite from the symbolic apple, she set humanity down the course of knowledge of our own
We are the one's that bring bad things into this world and our lives. We are the one's that accept fear, anger, hate and negativity. We are the
one's who are "masters of our own destiny." That being said, our being and will is tested, everyday. We must not judge people ourselves, because
"those without sin should cast the first stone." No one is without sin for we are human. Let God do the judging and concentrate on make yourself and
your world better.
The Book of Revelations plays on your fear. If you do not fear then you can read the Book with an open mind and decide for yourself knowing that God
would not allow all of His children to die horribly for the sake of battling with Satan. It just doesn't make sense.
Fear is the tool, which is used for control. We are getting to the point in society, where we realize that too much control over people is not such a
great thing. As long as you love you neighbor, as you love yourself, how can you go wrong?
Jesus will come again like "a thief in the night."
Just my interpretation of things. I am a Catholic and have learn to see the cracks in the fire and brimstone interpretation of the Bible. If you have
an agenda, you can interpret the bible and justify your agenda any way you want. Having a good heart is all that matters in the end.
Too make light of this I received a card from my grandmother the other day, from the Mennonites (radical Christians, not Catholic), that said TV and
jazz are bad and evil because they are pretty much too truthful. I am a jazz musician. I couldn't stop laughing.
I laugh at the thought of me going to hell, because I like John Coltrane.
[edit on 22-7-2007 by frailty]