posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 06:00 PM
Religion is serious stuff, it isn't something that we can ignore. There would be effects, serious effects, on world stability after a disclosure.
Religious leaders would be forced to answer questions by people, who are thinking if this possibly means that we are not special, did god only create
one sentient life being, do we have to start prayging, are aliens demons because they look like monsters, why are the bald, are they white because
they live underground like demons in hell, is the end of days coming, when does apocalypse start and all that sort of things.
Does anybody really think that questions such as these wouldn't start some extremely serious conflicts in religious circles?
If I remember correctly, about 90% of people on earth believe in some religion, and atheists and agnostics are a special case that are not really very
important when statistically compared to the whole.
Ignorance is stupidity, and it does also point to people who deny effects of disclosure.
There would also be good things caused by such an action, and who knows, maybe people would accept that fact after all, but I seriously doubt it.
Think about dolphins (or is it spelled delphins?). They have their own way of communicating thru weird series of voices. It has been proved that they
call each other with specific signals (that means names, or identifiers if you will), it has been shown mathematically that their communication
resembles a language. It has been shown that they utter different voices based on species of creatures they encounter. They utter different voices
based on what thay eat, and this list goes on and on.
Yet we cannot accept that they may be sentient at some level. They have little teeth, they look cute, they are fun, they can enterntain us. But
sentiency? No way in hell.
So then comes a disclosure about creatures from space, when we cannot accept the obvious about creatures on earth...