reply to post by SystemResistor
I do not doubt the existence of life elsewhere in the universe. The universe is far too large, and still expanding, for there not to be a repetition
of the conditions which lead to evolution here on Earth. I am less inclined to believe that they have advanced, interstellar space travel, or some
kind of dimensional warp capability which allowed them to visit us in the past.
Consider this: the Earth is 4.5 billion years old; the Universe is 13 billion years old. It took a third of the Universe's life for human life to
evolve as far as it has. So what makes you think that in the other 9 billion years another species developed such highly advanced capabilities? And,
if they did, and they did come here... why is the only evidence left, construction which humans were capable of at the time they supposedly
There are "aliens," but there are no "ancient aliens."
reply to post by ConspiracyBuff
Yes, such a shame. Well, welcome to the human race. Time to build your merit off of skill, perseverance, and determination; rather than paperwork and
spiritual attribution. By the way... 33 degree is the pinnacle of Masonry... and most lodges have an open-door invitation process these days. Becoming
a Mason is not so hard anymore.
reply to post by frozenspark
I am not familiar with Chris White, although a quick Google search of his name has informed me he has a radio show. I'll have to give him a listen
sometime and see what kind of conclusions he draws, and opinions he states.
I am, ultimately, always leary of any individual who has any type of non-scientific or historical background. My grounding in Sumeriology comes from
Sumeriologists, and Assyriologists, not from spiritualists and New Age beliefs.
Likewise, I have a dislike for Judeo-Christian beliefs (since they slaughtered the people whose beliefs I most closely align to). But I will give
Chris a listen. Thank you for pointing him out to me.
reply to post by dontreally
You may enjoy the final segment of the 3-hour video. It is all about the Nephilim and the biased angles "Ancient Aliens" takes concerning them. I did
find that the narrator got a bit too preachy and opinionated during the segment, but, I suppose I cannot blame him as I probably would lose my
patience and develop a bias somewhere during the first 10 hours of debunking this awful, awful show.
Concerning "giants" in general; I am of the mind that they represent an archaic spiritual system lost to time. It was probably the belief structure of
our ancestor's ancestors, which our ancestors overcame. Almost every mythic cycle has the giants: Ninurta of Mesopotamia fights the Asag rock-giant
and the Anzu bird; Teshub from Anatolia fights Ullikummi the towering stone giant; Zeus of Greece fights the Titans, the Cyclopes, Typhon, and even
the Giants and the Aloeids; there are the Fomorians in Celtic mythology which the Tuatha de Danaan overcome; and the Fire and Frost Jotnar of Norse
mythology, alongside the Nephilim of Judeo-Christian belief.
As for the idea of reality vs fiction... some mythologies do seem to be based on actual encounters. Not with aliens mind you, but that perhaps the
deities of old religious systems were just human beings who contributed a lot to their societies. Again though, I do not see this being present in
every mythology. I do not see a real-life human encounter behind the brilliantly shining, multi-limbed Hindu deities, for example.
If you look at the Prose and Poetic Eddas from the Norse mythic cycles though, they believed their gods were actual human beings who just had skills
above and beyond the average warrior. In fact, at the end of the "Gylfaginning" of the Prose Edda, King Gylfi of Sweden actually attributes the Norse
gods to characters from Greece and Troy (Achilles and Ulysses among them). Even more interesting, the old group of deities: Odin, Tyr, Heimdallr,
Thor, Freyr and their feminine counterparts (when applicable), all die during Ragnarok. To have a definite point in time where all of your old
pantheon dies, and a new one (Modi, Magni, Vali, Vidar, Baldr, Lif, Lifthrasir, etc) take over... is very telling.
Likewise, there are myths in Mesopotamian literature where the gods do very simple, human things. Like the myth which features Inanna sleeping beneath
a tree where she is raped by a farmer. Inanna then flies into a rage and punishes her people for hiding the offender. This is exactly what the chief
or elected official of a small town or tribe would do had it happened to her. Or, there is another one where a scribe writes about the god Enki
standing on a boat in a river. There's nothing else. It is just Enki floating down a river. They're not godly actions, quite the opposite, they're
Thanks once more, everyone, for the second round of comments. Glad to see so many people responding to the thread and giving their input.
~ Wandering Scribe
edit on 6/11/12 by Wandering Scribe because: grammar