posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 01:51 PM
Having re-read the thread it seems like there are some within a more "mystical" tradition that forecast a very idealistic outcome for all.
However others are quite willing to accept that Christ's 1000 year rule will be autocratic, iron-fisted, and essentially fascist.
I respect both positions.
However, especially for the "autocratic" camp, I'm wondering: what if an alien or another intelligence arrived and announced itself as Christ?
If an autocratic rule includes informers and enforcers amongst men, then how would we know it is the real Christ, and not some other being that knows
our religion, and has planted our superstitions?
Perhaps believers would roll out the red carpet for intergalactic scum and criminals, in the belief that it was Jesus?
On what criteria would we all be sure it was really Jesus Christ, and not some alien conquistadors?
Perhaps I've been watching too many Ancient Alien episodes, but consider the scenario.
The Aztecs welcomed Cortez at first, because they mistook him for a god in their prophesy.
Can anybody name the criteria of how we could tell the real Jesus from a vastly superior alien technology?
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