reply to post by sled735
Nothing happens FOR YOU, and it won't until you open your mind, meditate, and allow your spirit to move into the higher realms.
And there's the problem , it's all a matter of belief just like any religion.
At this point UFOlogy is pretty much a religion.
If you mean SOME people treat it as a religion, then i'd agree with you..there are gullible people looking for a 'hook' literally everywhere,
mainstream and fringe people alike.
If you mean that UFOlogy IS pretty much a religion in and of itself, i'd say that is completely wrong.
The reasons people are interested in UFOlogy are as varied as people themselves. Some undoubtably want to 'be saved' from what they may feel is a
people and planet they share little in common with (rightly or wrongly), while others undoubtably fantasize that advanced ETI species will be able to
save the people and planet through innovative technologies and methods.
Others still would probably find the prospect of interstellar travel the major draw, others again an intense interest in possible biological aspects
or benefits the ETIs might have or bring to us. Yet more people would be more interested in the political and social changes, possible eradication of
corruption and hierarchical privilege and hope the resultant changes would bring in a more enlightened and egalitarian world for our species.
UFOlogy is a different proposition entirely when compared to people who occupy their time around religion and religious organisations...who more
often than not will actually be religious themselves, and will usually subscribe to the religion attached to the organisations they frequent
(churches, chapels, schools, kids events, charities and so on).
Yes, some people become fanatic about UFOlogy to the point of delusion, pretty much a religious condition i would say, but then again people become
fanatical about many things, dogs, cats, ponies, cars, politics and pretty much anything else..this doesn't mean any of those subjects could be
described as religion...for some people it is an obsession yes, but for the huge majority that profess to have an interest in UFOlogy, a religion, no.
(unlike the majority that profess an interest in religion, who are actually religious)
edit on 14-2-2014 by MysterX because: added info
edit on 14-2-2014 by MysterX because: typo