posted on Apr, 5 2008 @ 09:26 PM
I'd like to weigh in on this one.
As a Christian, I see nothing in the Bible that supports a claim that there is no life elsewhere in the universe. As a follower of science, I can
agree with the thinking that says with so many planets out there, there is almost a statistical certainty of life elsewhere.
I do have a problem with aliens visiting earth, and it's not because of Christianity or lack of evidence. It has more to do with logic.
Suppose that we, as humans, developed the power to navigate the stars. Suppose also that we had conquered our fierce propensity to kill each other
wholesale (something I would assume to be a precursor to developing universal navigation). Now suppose we were to find a planet with beings such as we
are now: inherently self-righteous, self-serving, and totally unable to leave the earth or do more than shoot a simple probe to the other planets in
our own solar system. Would we help such a people out? Would we give them technology before they were ready for it? Or would we shake our heads in
disgust and move on to find intelligent life?
Now suppose we developed universal navigation, but without conquering the many plagues of humanity. Would we quietly watch another world, ripe with
resources but infested by beings like us, develop? Or would we rape and pillage the planet for what we could get out of it? What does our history show
us doing in that situation?
In both examples, I foresee the latter. No benevolent race would possibly think us worthy of anything but exile, and no malevolent race would allow us
to exist. Therefore, no race would be visiting the planet quietly.
As for demons, couldn't it be military experiments instead? Last time I checked, demons were spiritual beings, not physical.