With the decision of the German conference of bishops to stand behind the possibility of women deacons, it is clearly shown that not a small number of
catholic prelates want the innovation to enter the centuries-old structures of RCC. Of course this is one of the many topics that are discussed in the
society. I don't support all the innovative ideas, but some should be materialized in a 21st century church who pretends to lead 1.2 bln population.
The social issue is of no less importance if we have 2/3 of that population living in poor countries, more or less in poverty (and some of them even
within developped countries).
The 2 ways that I talk of in the previous post, may appear mixed. The church new leadership (is it new for now except for the pope?) may choose to
preserve core traditional values intact while accepting for ex. the possibility of life on other planets. Especially when such life is openly
demonstrated. But let me doubt that a conservative theology would survive the cultural shock of the first contact, whenever it takes place. Will the
current catholic theology survive it, will other churches survive it, it is not particularly my problem. Let the theologians find the proper formulas
based on the same holy Bible! There are enough texts to speak of that, under the very broad and very vague term "angels". Ezekiel 1 speaks of clear
space tech seen at his time and described with his vocabulary, named "cherubs". So is Elijah's taking to "heaven" in a "chariot of fire". What more do
we need to even open the discussion of UFO in the Bible? Let the theologians do their work, and do it now! The society has already passed that
barrier, and we have Ancient Aliens on History channel discussing freely these and other issues (that I do not agree with necessarily). But that
happens because the churches' theology leaves a VACUUM in a world that knows is just one of the 400 billion stars in the same galaxy. The churches'
views are desperately outdated, and to call the Middle age theology is not the best way to answer that vacuum.
The problem for the common citizens on this planet, who might not be even catholics, however may not be exactly this one. It remains the current
deadlocked economy, the danger of nuclear conflict that will claim not only million lives but will CHANGE DNA in the coming generations. The
possibility of a sudden destruction coming from yet unknown space source - be it our own star or another one. These things must be discussed in the
society and they are not. The 2012 phenomenon came and passed to leave in the minds of the people the phrase "see nothing happened AGAIN". The
biggest of all these issues as combination and separately, I think it finds its manifestation in the extraterrestrial factor. A space catastrophe
cannot be averted, but we could be saved by aliens.
You cannot have seriously the Russian former head of state and current prime minister Medvedev "joking" about ET individuals who reside on Russian
territry. Or the former Canadian minister of Defense Paul Hellyer who speaks of 5 extraterrestria civilizations pubicly on conferences (see both on
youtube). You cannot have that and a society that is largely mute about that. Churches that still see demons in the flying saucers. And secret
projects that keep it secret, while thousands common people make photos of flying triangles (TR-3B secret spaceship). But I will not blame so much the
secret projects, because it were exactly their scientists who came FIRST to tell us selected parts of the truth. See Bob Lazar (Los Alamos, Area 51),
Dan Burisch, command sergeant Robert Dean, speaking on interviews and conferences and showing hard evidence as photos or drawings. In face of that, in
face of the second Washington DC pressclub conference of Disclosure initiative of Drs Greer and Bassett, (first one in 2001) the Churches just cannot
remain silent anymore, if they pretend for anything in the post-contact era. Even the Russian Orthodox patriarch has said once on the Russian state
TV (now available on youtube) that IF and When the real ET come they will come manifesting themselves openly to all.
In conclusion, the Roman catholic church and her new leadership is infront of epochal decisions. If not made, if not made on time, if not made in the
quality and magnitude needed, someone else will make them instead. Because the humankind does not end with the last pope in Malachi's list. Hope it is
not really the last one. The humankind survives anyway whatever cataclysm is planned to befall this planet. And continues to wait for the Second
Coming that not even the angels know the date of, nor the Son, but only the Father in Heaven.
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