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Regardless of the resources a species has, what is the one thing it needs to do to get off a rock? It has to unite and work towards a common goal. No species completely without morals is going to be able to do that. Basic game theory rules it out. All the resources in the universe won't make up for a species that can't work together and working together also means working without elements on their planet such as other creatures as they are also resources.
If they are "enlightened" and godless, why on earth would they need us for anything but resources?
This is the part I never get - what would they be after? Oil? Corn? Dilithium crystals?
The point is this: if they come here, they will come for a purpose. That purpose, whatever it may be, is very likely to be inimical to us. And even if it isn't, their mere presence probably will be.