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Originally posted by PsychoHazard
Just to play devil's advocate here, probability dictates that in an infinite universe, there almost has to be other intelligent species, many of whom have been around a lot longer than us, and at least some of whom must have reached a level of technology advanced enough to allow for interstellar travel. On the other hand, I can't even begin to calculate the probability of of an omniscient, omnipotent, invisible man in the sky. This isn't to say that I believe either one over the other, just trying to put some perspective on the question. I'd also like to point out that if you take into account the maxim that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, then the probability approaches almost certainty that "God", or any deity/angel/supernatural being of your choice, was quite likely actually an extraterrestrial intelligence. So, with that in mind, I guess the real question evolves into "God(s), Aliens, UFOs, what's the difference?"
Originally posted by Darkrunner
What if one of those 'species' was a hyper dimensional being? And I am not ruling out that the majority of religions on planet earth today could have been based on a visit from a being able to do miraculous things.
Wasn't it Arthur C. Clarke that said "Any technology sufficiently advance will be indistinguishable from magic?"
Humanity lives in 3 dimensional world. I won't discount a being that can operate in multiple dimensions, just because our primitive science can't detect them as of yet.
Is that being 'God'? Maybe to our primitive understanding. But maybe it is. A being so far advanced he can manipulate the laws of physics as we know them.
I think humanity gives themselves more credit than they deserve for the understanding of the universe.....
Originally posted by lioevilo
Lets throw out some cold hard truths.Although, there has been many, many, people who have seen ufos, there is no concrete proof that they do exist. Sure, there have been photos and videos, but this is all speculative.It just makes me nuts for people to believe in something that is not provable then totally shoot down the idea that there is a God.
Mods, I wasnt sure where to place this. either in the UFO section or the God section.Thanks
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by lioevilo
No photos or vids of God
No reports of radar contacts
No mass sightings in the modern era, only in centuries old texts
Sheer statistics suggest we aren't alone out there
However, it's hard to believe that there isn't some kind of divine force behind the Universe, even if it's just the collective gestalt of human (or otherwise) intellect. It just seems too weird to me that all of this just "happened".
That said though, I don't think ANY religion has it right...mere attempts at we silly little monkeys trying to describe and label that which cannot be so labeled. We define such a force in human terms (and imagery) or simply state it can't be comprehended. BS. It can, and constantly is being understood by many, even if only in their own ideas of what "IT" is...