posted on May, 7 2013 @ 06:22 AM
I am going to just respond to your title question here with a few insights I have assembled over the years. First of all I should explain that I am a
Christian. By that, I mean that I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, I believe in Jesus Christ, my personal saviour.
However, I am also a person who trusts science to explain the physical reality that continues to astound and impress me every day. I believe that
science is a method by which we mortals can learn from our observation, just how staggering the feat of creation was, how so ever achieved, and
thereby know a measure of our creators genius, through the science we apply.
I am aware, however, that some people who profess a relationship with Jesus, and for that matter a whole host of deities, are unable to accept
science as a tool for decrypting the mysteries of our lives, and of the wider universe. So drowned are they in unhelpful dogma, so indoctrinated are
they, that these people explain EVERYTHING with the Bible (or insert other holy tome), and everything they cannot explain with the Bible, they either
do one of two things. One, is to ignore everything that isnt recognised in scripture (which is surely the highest form of retardation), and the other
is to explain everything with which they are unfamiliar as part of the forces of Satan, or a work of darkness.
I have never been able to understand this blinkered approach to faith. Untested faith, is no more important or useful to God, than is atheism, and
un-informed faith is an untested faith.
On the matter at hand, I believe that science can, and eventually will prove the key to understanding wether or not we are alone in the physical
universe. I believe that in relation to alleged alien visitation up until this point, that nothing has ever been conclusively proven with proper
scientific rigor, of a depth which this important subject ought to warrant. Also, given that the end of the world continues to be nigh, rather than
having come and gone, one can also assume that if these various eye witness accounts of close encounters are assumed to be real and merely unproven,
then there is little probability that the things which have been seen, have any dark significance what so ever, and cannot be the forces of darkness
come from hell to nibble on our soft bits.
Matters which pertain to the soul, the heart, and the healing of our species by love, one must leave in the hands of God. Matters which pertain to
the physical universe, the understanding of the great mysteries within it, these are for mankind to uncover through his own sweat and mental
gymnastics. The only alternative to this balance, is a chaos built of godlessness, or chaos through the rigid application of a dogmatic agenda. I do
not believe that Jesus wished such ignorance and witless stupidity to be the fate of those who follow him. It is my understanding, that to appreciate
the works of God, is not a thing to be done with ones eyes shut.
Besides, on this whole demons issue... there have been people set upon this planet, who have performed vast acts of terrible purpose, coated
continents in blood and offal, killed without discrimination or thought, or reason, tortured for nothing more than the psycho-sexual thrill of it, and
gutted innocents, and innocence out of nothing more than spite and venom in the soul. These we have truely known as a species in all our lifetimes.
True enough, psychologists and political commentators alike have studied the perpetrators of murder and mayhem making. True enough criminals have been
studied by profilers and a host of psychologists too. But if mankind ought to be concerned about a threat on his doorstep, presented by a ruthless,
remorseless, relentless and evil enemy, then mankind must take a mirror to itself, to find the real danger as it stands now.
Perhaps the attached label of demon being placed upon the unknowns we face, is a desire on the part of the ill informed for the end to come, so that
the final chapter in mans story can be written, and the important business of an eternity in heaven can begin. Perhaps it is impatience for the
judgement of man, a desire to see sin finally erradicated which makes some people jump at poorly thought out conclusions, about matters which escape
thier miniscule understanding.