posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 08:29 PM
Originally posted by sd211212
reply to post by gavron
Not excluding anything. The question is why are witnesses to paranormal or out of the ordinary events dismissed as nuts or delusional, but belief in
Jesus is the norm. If i were to say I dont believe jesus's story to a christian I would be ridiculed and told I was going to hell for not believing a
story about a man who walked the earth 2000 years ago. But there is no proof of him walking this earth.
What would you call Jesus time on earth if not paranormal? He exorcised demons... That is a tad paranormal, don't you think?
I can't speak for all Christians, but from my own point of view: The reason I am skeptical of alien abductions is not that I don't believe aliens
could exist, nor is it because I don't believe people who report abductions are lying. It's because the abduction phenomenon has more in common with
the paranormal than it does with physical reality. In essence, you've already answered your own question (you just didn't realize it).
There are many Christians out there who feel the idea of life on other planets is incompatible with Christian theology. I am not one of them. However,
I don't feel the abduction phenomenon is a result of physical aliens coming to earth from distant star systems to study human beings. Scientists far
smarter than I have drawn the same conclusion (see some of J Allen Hynek's work, or Jacque Vallee's books).
The issue is far more complicated than you might think.