posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 06:40 AM
Hey Prank Monkey,
I was going to start this reply with the sentence, "I would love to believe" but I don't think that is really the case here, for me at least. To
believe or have faith.
I would like to have a faith in God, a belief that all will turn out ok in the end, that would be reassuring.
But I personally am not concerned here with an unproven belief, so the statement I should make is not one of I would love to believe, but rather that
I would love to KNOW.
As far as extra terrestrial life is concerned. I am of the opinion that there is some form of life on other planets - I think that is a fairly
logical assumption. I am not so sure however that there is intelligent life visiting us which people refer to when talking about UFO's etc.
I have heard people say that the reason for accounts of UFO's and aliens through history coming from the sky, is the same as heaven being 'high
above', that the sun above gave light and so we looked up with awe. Suggesting that such things are non-existant and can be logically explained
I have also heard claims that people percieved hell or the underworld to be full of fire because of an unexplainable ancient knowlege of the earth's
molten core. Suggesting that there are many secrets that mankind has yet to uncover even about our own existence.
So I sit with an open mind, I don't think that much more can be asked of a non-believer, also a touch of skepticism which surely must be a healthy
thing. After all, how many stories have caused great waves of interest intitially only to be found intentional hoaxes or cases of mistaken
I have heard it said "The abscence of evidence is not the evidence of abscence" in reference to this topic and while I may agree with this in
general terms, it is stretched very far when suggested in support of specific incidents without which can only be regarded as mere here-say.
One thing I do know, when considering such things I have sat hoping that the truth will out before my time is up, of course though this truth can only
be known if contact is made with such intelligent life.
This is a theory that can never be disproved, and I believe that as long as mankind exists without such contact the question will remain.
PS: I'm really not too keen on clowns, your avatar is truly disturbing.