posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 07:20 AM
The Vatican isn't the only religeon to think about Aliens, a Muslim cleric a while ago said that should any Aliens visit Earth it is an Islamic order
to try and convert the Aliens to Islam.
So the Vaticans point of view isn't about losing money its about losing followers, after all over the last 2000 years there has been very few wars
that haven't been based on religeon, my Gods better than yours sort of line.
I personally don't think that sensible people will go abandoning their faith just because Aliens come to visit, I always see Aliens as a tourist,
after all when you go to a foreign country you don't try and convert them to your religeon and they don't do the same to you.
Sure you can visit their churches or syngogues or mosques but simply going won't change your beliefs.
Only the hardcore , the Earth is flat and the centre of the universe, made in seven days believers will have a hard time adjusting to Aliens and
don't forget anything different looking to us is ALWAYS seen as a demon first, then the veil of ignorance is lifted , look at the 'mauntauk' ( sp
?) creature here on ATS sometimes, " oh its an Alien creature", or "its a demon" stupidity we have, people don't know so ignorance comes into
play, they can't explain so they fall back into DEMON mode.
Aliens and the Vatican are different but look at the Vaticans history of persecuting different beliefs, Pagans and Wiccans ( witches ) were burned at
the stake in 'ye olde days', now we have ridicule and internet embarassment aplenty.
The Vatican is at least according to rumour TRYING to say that 'God created other life in the Universe' after 2000 years of saying that Mankind is
the only life, and saying that it's ok to believe that too to the people.
The Vatican WAS the biggest hypocrite in the world back then, the Earth is flat, made in seven days, centre of the universe and that science was the
Devils work, but over the last few years have changed to assimilate new technology, new information and good luck to them for that, they have earned a
little bit of respect from a Pagan.
Now all they need to do is tell the complete truth about what they know , and how long they've known and maybe then I as an individual will treat
them a little better, same as our Governments, but until then I'll have my reservations.
I also don't think that people wil 'flock' to the Aliens religeons if they have any, most religeons that we have here and now , most sensible
people will 'shop' around for lack of a better term, they either find something that fits in with their moral code, their own personal belief
systems or they don't, only the gullible IMO fall for the " you must go to X ( insert church, synagogue or mosque) or you'll BURN IN HELL FOREVER'
Side note, - look at the suicide bomders, most of them are of, how shall I put it politely? , limited intellect are are easily swayed into doing such,
if the extremists really believed what they preached they would become suicide bombers themselves, but they don't they get simple folk to do it for
them. Religeon IMO is the same, " do as I say , not as I do".
Aliens may have a more mature understanding of God in whatever form , more accurate historical data from our history, unpolluted by malice or
embellishment or corruption, as most people belive they haved lived longer lives or have more accurate data maybe they COUld give us more answers ,
but I can't help but feel that it's a lazy way to learn, someone telling us instead of us finding out for ourselves.
And that whats Mankind fears the most, that someone is more divine than he, that someone else knows the answers to the questions we cannot answer.
Religeon is a tool to keep the peoples of the Earth ignorant, and it seems to be getting worse, over the last 30 years ( I'm nearly 40) I have
noticed a marked decline in tolerance and understanding of other reliegons or even other differences, I went to school with Christians. Muslims,
Pagans ( myself) and Buddhists, and we all got along fine, we listened to each other, we didn't shout " My Gods better than yours" but that seems
to be the way now today. At least the Vatican is opening up to change.
Maybe the way to 'enlightenment' starts with one of the bedrocks of religeon shifting a little , now if all the other religeons followed suite we
could live in a better more tolerant world.
The longest journey starts with a single step.