Alright so most of you know where I stand on creation and evolution, that they are co-existent, dual forces though different in nature, one begins and
one ends, one plans and one enacts. they are much like the yin and the yang, or two sides to the coin. There's always both because without one
neither make complete sense, to most people anyways. So to keep it brief, my opinion is that Evolution is real, but that it was a created process,
with a designed set of parameters and rules, by a higher intelligence. This also means the entire evolutionary path of all creatures to their highest
evolved level is always predetermined and has been since Evolution was created by the higher intelligence. But im not here to argue about Creation and
Evolution, no, not at all. Just giving some background.
I'm writing this to play Devil's Advocate with the Ancient Astronaut Believers, as well as the Atheists and Agnostics. Let us assume for sake of
discussion that the Ancient Astronaut theory is true; that we were created by Aliens for a purpose through DNA manipulation, and that religion and the
stories thereof are a product of this.
If this were the case, God is still very real, just not in the literal sense, an afterlife is still very real, and there is still much to hope for,
and many reasons to live a good life. If the Aliens were capable of coming here, creating us, then leaving, it's safe to assume that they werent just
lying about all the stuff they told the Old Testament Prophets regarding the Resurrection.. Judgment, the "New Earth and New Jerusalem", "the end
times", and the afterlife. Perhaps they have the technology to recreate us, complete with our consciousness or what I call a soul or spirit, so that
we are literally resurrected into life again? (I cite Genesis, when YHWH spoke to Cain, condemning him, saying he could hear Abel's blood crying out
to him from the Earth to which it was spilled..) And if those of us who lived good lives were judged worthy of continuing to live, don't you think
the stories they made about paradise would be at least somewhat accurate? As in .. a place where you don't age, or a method of stopping you from
aging. You see, everything religious or miracle in nature can theoretically by replaced by "psuedo-science superpowers" that these uber-Aliens
And if this is true, and there were no God nor no true Heaven or Hell as we think of it, wouldn't there still be a reason to live a moral, good life,
with good karma? Wouldn't there still be something to look forward to after death, a resurrection into life again, complete with a meeting with the
makers, and a possible infinity of non-aging, non-painful life in some paradise?
Of course the Aliens would have to arrive on Earth again, then use their uber-psuedo-science powers to conjure up every speck of DNA on the Planet
from people, using techniques way beyond ours, so that they could even resurrect the ancient man. Recreate with the consciousness intact is the
I'm interested to hear from the proponents of the Ancient Astronaut theory on this, to see if they find this plausable. Also, from the Atheists and
Agnostics, do they find this plausable, or more plausable than the Biblical narrative. If they do find it more plausable, is it plausable enough to
live a good, morale life over, just incase it ends up being true? Would you live your life a certain way just incase this happened after you die?
Very interested in hearing from you all.
[edit on 11/15/2007 by runetang]