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Originally posted by impaired
I really need to get this out of my system, because it's really eating me alive.
How come the concept of a man rising from the dead after 3 days is commonly accepted? Same as an omnipotent being that made everything?
Also, according to the bible, the Earth was created in 7 days and is only 6,000 years old (let's not twist this one around - it says this in the bible verbatim).
And Moses parting the sea? I can go on forever....
But once you start talking aliens and extra terrestrials, people think you are nuts???
I can't understand this at all...
The idea of ET's existing (imho) is way more plausable than any of the previously mentioned bible info.
You have all of these supernatural events happening according to religion. But with ET, it's simply the idea of life in other parts of the galaxy and universe. That revelation just may lead us to:
1: How we came into existence
2: What the meaning of life really is
3: What happens when we die
4: And much much more...
But people will believe the stories of religion easier than that of other life out there.
Would they really rather believe that we are the only game in this infinitely huge town?
I was at my friends house last week, and this guy came over. We went for a ride to see a common friend of ours. Before we left, I started lamenting about life and what is the meaning exactly. I told him I had my own theory. He told me to tell him mine first, so i did. I start telling him on the way.
We get to my friends house and the talk continues. This is where I find out that he is a born again Christian. He starts going over the bible, and I start by telling him about the 300 somewhat planets that have been found, the possibility of ancient astronauts, and of course - the sheer amount of stars and galaxies in the OBSERVABLE universe.
Well, he kept cutting me off and kept quoting the bible. When I argued that there is no way the Earth is 6,000 years old, he said that with God, anything is possible (I got that answer alot when I backed him into a wall). He said our carbon dating could be wrong, and I agreed. I said that of course it's probably "off" a little, but not by 4.2994 billion years. He disagreed and went right to Genesis (he had a bible there).
Please note, that most of the arguments I slid him, he would respond (quoting the bible) with answers that had nothing to do with my original argument.
I showed him the part in Genesis that said "We created man in OUR image" (please note that I believe it is very possible that we were tampered with by ET's and yada yada yada. I don't know about this Annunaki, but like I said, I do believe that something gave us boosts throughout the years).
So he smiles and tells me to read Job.
I asked him to please stop reverting to the bible for every question I was asking and to please use his own thoughts and ideas.
To no avail. He kept going back to it. I agreed to disagree, so we started heading back to my other friends house (Where I met him).
As we get into his Jeep Wrangler (he had the doors and top off - it was sweet), I asked him how he got the car. He said God gave it to him. And that was that.
No offense to anyone, but the impression I had of this guy is that he lives in a bubble; he had the blinders on.
Oh! And how could I forget! Every single time I would contradict what is said in the bible, he said this: "Satan will try to discount the bible in every way. Satan will spread lies". I asked him if he was implying that I was Satan or was being used by Satan, and he (in other words) said yes.
He said that anytime the bible is contradicted, it's Satan's work.
He said that Science and Astronomy were works of the devil.
And about not believing that Jesus Christ died for our sins. I told him that I believe he existed, was a great guy who really tried to help us along and all, but that I didn't believe that he was God incarnate. And I told him that I thought it was messed up that if someone doesn't believe that JC died for us, we all go to hell. He said that's just how it is.
I mean, come on now.
He also said that once you (meaning "I") get into God's word, everything will be fine for me. I told him I went through all of that already and that I was "beyond religion", be he kept going to the start of it saying "You need to get into the word of God".
I told him that (also IMHO) we should have outgrown religion a few hundred years ago. He didn't like that.
I get so fumed up about this for some reason. Don't get me wrong - I can understand that some people need something to believe in to fill a gap, but at least have a mind of your own.
I do appreciate the fact that Religion(s) have given us laws to follow (like don't kill, steal, etc.), but like I said - I think we should have outgrown it years and years ago.
Sorry for the rant, but the core of this OP still remains - why is believing in ET considered absolutely ridiculous by many, but believing and living your life by ONE BOOK filled with almost all fairytales OK
Does anyone see what I mean here, or am *I* the one who is seriously messed up in the head???
Hey, I am aware that of couse I could be wrong too. Noone knows anything until we die, ET lands, or Jesus comes back.
But like I said, to be scientific about it, and to look at it for how it really COULD be, I am opting for ET. That's just me.
Thoughts? Bashings? Bring it!