To begin, I whole-heartedly accept the Ancient Alien theory to be true.
Because there is no way to travel back in time (yet) and witness the events of human history, one must examine the physical as well as the theoretical
evidence. Of course any ideas about our early beginnings will only be theories; the reasonable thing to do, however, is to decide which is more
plausible, and to be willing to change positions on this issue as new evidence is discovered.
As I talk to peers regarding this topic, I seem to encounter two different groups of people. I decided to explain why I feel that each group has a
difficult time accepting the AAT. As I see it, it takes an intelligent, but humble person to balance out the viewpoints of each theory: evolution
without intervention or intelligent design without tangible science.
Here is what I concluded....
The claim that gods and angles are tangible, extraterrestrials who are not 'watching them over them' and making things happen on their behalf is
frightening. This poses insecurity, and it makes them realize that they have to be responsible, as there is no 'god' that loves them and will be them
in the afterlife. They feel ashamed that religion has fooled them, and its scary to think that they're deceased loved ones are simply gone.
The claim that there are beings more advanced than humans is intimidating to them. Not only do they have to consider the bible as a true document,
they have to acknowledge that humans are most intelligent or the most advanced. They cringe at the term 'god', because it shows humanity's
inferiority. The Ancient Alien theory forces these atheists to accept their true perspective place in the universe.
What you are left with are people like me.
We broke away from the deep brainwashing of religion and felt that the bible was pure fantasy, then decided we would abandon the bible forever. We
begin to trust in science and view the world with a more logical approach. The problem is that this caused us to only accept the science and
technology known to mankind. This became supreme, and may have resulted in arrogance.
We later gained an interest about space; the vastness of it and the wonders it contains. Learning about stars and distant galaxies became a gateway
to becoming interested in life existing outside our planet. While discovering this enormous vastness, we suddenly became aware that it is illogical
to assume that mankind is the pinnacle of life...
Then we were confused.
If the biblical stories and characters seemed fantastical, why is it that several ancient civilizations, with oceans and mountains between them, wrote
about extremely similar accounts of human history?
-Gods and angels arriving from the heavens in celestial chariots
-performances of miracles and blessings, in what today we'd deem as advanced technology
.......surely they were not ALL delusional about the same thing??
We then made the connection between religion and science, perfectly understanding the Ancient Alien Theory. We recognize it to be the most plausible,
and have no problem with accepting the fact that the truth lies in the middle of this religion/science spectrum.
What say you?
edit on 14-5-2012 by ButterCookie because: (no reason given)