posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 02:08 PM
I dont quite know how to reply to this. To me this is absurdity. I dont believe aliens exist. I believe in a creator God, I believe Jesus to be God.
Here is some information from www.answersingenesis.org that might help
(a) Never a single contact with an ‘extra-terrestrial’.
In 1900, the French Academy of Science offered a prize of 100,000 francs for the first person to make contact with an alien civilisation — so long as
the alien was not from Mars, because the Academy was convinced that Martian civilisation was an established fact!
Since then, not a trace of ‘little green men’, or indeed any life, has been found on any of the planets which our probes have been able to explore.
Despite this, a great number of astronomers think that, since life evolved here on earth, it must have evolved near one of the many stars out there.
In America SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) re-searchers have scanned the sky, looking in vain for signals from intelligent beings.
(b) Conditions must be ‘just right’.
Life on any planet can only survive in the presence of a great number of very stringent requirements. For example, it must be at the right distance
from its sun, so as to be neither too hot nor too cold.
Although one cannot rule out the possibility that planets around other stars may be confirmed at some future point, it is at least extremely
improbable that any of them would fulfil all the requirements needed for life. Just having liquid water is completely insufficient, despite the
excitement reigning when such was detected as possibly being on the surface of Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
(c) Life cannot form spontaneously anyway.
Without intelligent, creative input, lifeless chemicals cannot form themselves into living things.2 Without this unfounded evolutionary speculation,
UFOlogy would not have its present grip on the public imagination.
(d) Vast distances
Even if one assumed the existence of life somewhere else in the universe, a visit by extra-terrestrials to earth, such as is claimed in UFO reports,
seems completely impracticable, if not impossible. The distances (and therefore the likely travel times) are unimaginably vast.
The closest star (apart from the sun) to earth, Proxima Centauri is already 40.7 million million kilometres (c. 25 million million miles) away. The
Apollo flights took three days to get to the moon. At the same speed one would need 870,000 years to get to this nearest star. Of course, one could
accelerate (particularly unmanned) probes to a greater speed. At the incredible speed of one-tenth of the speed of light, the trip would still take 43
years. However, one would need enormous amounts of energy to reach such a speed — energy roughly equivalent to the electricity output of the world’s
largest hydroelectric power station for four days (for proof, see Addendum 1).
Furthermore, in every cubic kilometre of space, there are an estimated 100,000 dust particles (made up of silicates and ice) weighing only a tenth of
a gram. At such a velocity, colliding with even one of these tiny objects could destroy a spaceship.3
2. THE BIBLE
(a) Scripture does not mention ‘ET’ visits.
The Bible, the revealed written Word of God, teaches that life is only possible through a process of creation. Even if there were other galaxies with
planets very similar to Earth, life could only be there if the Creator had fashioned it. If God had done that, and if these beings were going to visit
us one day, then He would surely not have left us unenlightened about this.
God has given us rather specific details of the future — for example, the return of Jesus, and some details about the end of the world. The universe
will, at some future point, be rolled up like a scroll (Isaiah 34:4, Revelation 6:14). If God had created living beings elsewhere, this would
automatically destroy their dwelling place as well. Adam’s sin caused all of creation to be affected by the curse, so why would a race of beings, not
of Adam’s (sinful) seed, have their part of creation affected by the Curse, and then be part of the restoration brought about by Christ, the last
Adam? All of this would seem exceedingly strange.4
(b) The purpose of the stars.
The reasons stars were made are given to us in several places in the Bible, not only in the well-known Psalm 19 but especially in the Creation
account. In Genesis 1:14 we read: ‘And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be
for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.’
We see from this that stars are there for mankind on earth. Add to this the sequence of creation (on the first day the earth, and only on the fourth
day all of the stars), and it is easy to see the thrust of the Biblical testimony, that the purpose of creation is uniquely centred on this earth.
3. SO WHAT ABOUT UFOs?
How, then, should one understand the UFO phenomena and all the associated ‘hype’? In the German magazine Focus, it was recently stated ‘90% of UFO
reports turn out to be humbug, but there is a residual 10% which are not easy to dismiss.’5 ‘Humbug’ refers to natural phenomena such as heavenly
bodies, noctilucent clouds, ball lightning, and man-made objects such as glowing blimps.
The article quoted sociologist Gerald Eberlein as saying:
‘research has shown that people who are not affiliated with any church, but who claim that they are religious, are particularly susceptible to the
possible existence of extra-terrestrials. For them, UFOlogy is a substitute religion.’6
The Bible goes somewhat deeper in this matter, identifying a supplementary cause and effect: 2 Thessalonians 2:9–11:
‘Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in
them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie.’
The Bible gives a description of reality concerning all living things. The living God reveals himself as the Triune One, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In heaven there are the angels, who also serve mankind on the earth.
There is another reality — that of the devil and the demons. Ephesians 2:2 talks about the ‘prince of the power of the air’, whose reign is on Earth.
The devil has his own repertoire of deception in the form of various occult practices and a multitude of religious rites. Could it be that, behind
those unexplainable reports, is the work of the arch-deceiver?7 UFO reports, by definition, remain nebulous and not identifiable. People who do not
know Christ are easily fascinated by all sorts of phenomena which are difficult to explain. For Christians there is Jesus’ warning in Matthew 24:4 to
‘Take heed that no man deceive you.’ The best antidote to deception? Paul exhorts us, in 2 Timothy 2:15, to study the Scripture, so we might be
‘rightly dividing the word of truth’.
Secret bases? … Government cover-ups? …
MANY UFO enthusiasts spread the urban myth of secret U.S. Government experiments on aliens, etc. — an idea reinforced by the movie Independence Day.
However, under the inspiration of atheists like the late Carl Sagan, the U.S. government has spent millions of dollars listening ‘out there’ for signs
of intelligent ET life. Many other evolutionary humanists, like Sagan, passionately believe that intelligent life has evolved ‘out there’ in addition
to earth, and would pounce on any hard evidence for this idea. Consider the recent media frenzy about the ‘life in Mars rock’ fiasco. To imagine that
a much more exciting discovery would be kept secret for decades seems beyond credibility.