posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 09:02 AM
Astrotheology, as discussed in Zeitgeist, raises some interesting points. However, I think the truth of the situation is far more complex than it was
laid out. You can't completely disprove astrotheology, because it's possible to translate and interpret material differently. Also, many sources
have been lost due to the destruction by the Church, so the argument will likely never reach a logical end.
As for the OP, I congratulate you for trying to keep an open mind and being receptive to new ideas. I used to be a hardcore atheist, from age 12 all
the way till I was 20. I've always questioned reality and never let anyone else decide for me what I should believe.
But when I was 20, I had my first encounter with "UFOs". The ones I've seen are the orbs, not saucer-shaped craft. I continue to see them to this
day (I'm now 26), and when I was 20 I even had one come up to within inches of my leg (that orb was about the size of a baseball).
The only reason I say all of this is because after those experiences, my perceptions completely changed. I was arrogant in my beliefs that anybody
claiming to see things like that were crazy. But when you experience it yourself, your worldview is greatly shattered.
In other words, don't take your understanding of reality to be absolute. The truth is far stranger than we allow for. As for religion, I think it
should be questioned because of all the problems it creates. I don't buy into the God vs. Satan scenario, but if I did, I would likely believe that
organized religion is the creation of Satan, and that is the great deception. The god in the bible is far from perfect, and I don't understand why
you would worship an imperfect being.
I'm totally going off on a tangent, but to summarize: continue to think for yourself, but don't become so jaded with the subject that you end up
closing your mind to new possibilites. Try as hard as you might, but you'll never discover the ultimate truth. Therefore, don't judge others
because you think you're right and they're wrong. Find what resonates with you and makes you happy, and seek a balance with those around you.