I'm sorry if I kind of killed the thread with my Christian "lens" in the face of innumerable sentient global and interstellar civilizations, some of
whom, as in the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy, could be many millions or even a100 million years ahead of us, technologically, or the kind of domain
that to us, would be indistinguishable from magic.
Seems rather short-sighted and narrow-minded and solipsistic to many, I realize, and it's enough to leave a bad taste some people's mouths and cause
them to turn away and turn off.
I get that.
However, the alternative argument regarding our inconsequential irrelevancy in the face of such breathtaking magnitude and majesty, really falls flat
and is highly unsatisfying, imho. The experience of being alive is very much integral and at the heart of things. The human being isn't a thing or an
"it". We all know this is true.
To which you might try to point to my subjective observation bias and desire for a sky daddy, combined with a mortal fear of death.
But if transluminal interconnectedness and even communication is possible, it alters the whole frame of reference and removes the knife of a stark
"rationalist" materialism which would reduce the human being and life experience to nothing but particulate that wouldn't even qualify as a speck of
dust, while also rendering the same valuation to every other POV in the process should said POV hold to the belief that life is meaningful and purpose
Which is more arrogant, to suggest that we are relevant for reasons only God can fully fathom (including God as a collective universal consciousness),
or that we are nothing, adrift on an ocean of meaningless absurdity filled to the brim even to overflowing with other poor sots who were placed in the
same fundamental predicament, which I think of as a certain paradox of leadership in the divided middle of an attachment to an outcome that is woven
right into the very fabric of all existence in all of its forms. To be alive is to be attached. To be sentient and self aware is to have the capacity
for freedom and for co-creation and participation.
Which raises the question - What ARE they all up to?!
What would, what DO they talk about?
Have we been dismissed entirely and written off?
Are we just cattle from which to milk our DNA for the seeding of other, "better" versions of human society and civilization?
What in God's name is really going on?!
So all I'm really saying here is that if the human being is relevant, then it would appear that Christianity has it's chip squarely in "the game",
implying that all of heaven knew (for those who are in the know) precisely the how and why He was there on that fateful and dreaded day, and why that
wasn't sufficient in the least to contain Him or to stop Him.
No I'm not saying that Jesus was an alien.
But I think I'm saying that I smell a conspiracy of sorts relative to powers and principalities and to the one true God right across the board and
across the entire quantum and mind-body spectrum of all being and becoming, and through the divided middle (eye of the needle) between what is and
what ought to be; a divided middle through which the love of God blew and blows like the wind in the Spirit and in the person of Jesus Christ (person
of God. God is a person), even as an event or occurrence chosen by anticipation from a first/last cause. This is noteworthy, even if only for
posterity and as a great work of all ages from age to age and from epoch to epoch. Question is - does it apply only to us?, and if so, it was
certainly so over our heads that we didn't get it and were unable to decode it. But did anyone get it, did anyone (other than us) know or did it pass
without notice, a mere 2000 revolutions of our sun, ago?
Can aliens cleave the meaning and significance from the words and actions of a certain leader and King and son of man? and why would they even bother
to try? Does what I call His "double bind" works it's way outwardly (let all with ears, or their equivalent, let them hear!)?
And might a variation of Jesus and his great work of the ages have played itself out in an endless eternal recurrence? That's possible, but in a
non-local, holographic universe of transluminal connectedness and interplay and communication, why would such a thing be necessary?
I think our problem is that it makes us look both too bad (we tried to kill him for being too good) and too good in putting a star on it and calling
it the apex, however lowly the origins.
Or maybe the higher always and forever serves the lower out of love, to raise what is lowly, even out of a pit of hell, up and into ever increasing
heights of knowledge and understanding and of dedication, commitment and striving as a type of universal arrow of civilized progress.
I'll be they get it and understand perfectly well, but shake their heads over our own ability not to understand and still further, to remain willfully
ignorant and blind to our true nature and our true place in the grand scheme of things in such a way that is helpful and loving towards one and all,
which isn't simply an American ideal by any stretch of the imagination.
I only hope that ATS is transmitted via quantum ansible communications to the larger intergalactic "Internet" of observers, or maybe it's only you,
dear reader, whoever you are, who matters most as a true son/daughter of God and co-heir in an inheritance prepared from before the very foundation of
the world, for which you did nothing and for which there is nothing we can do to either earn or deserve it.
So I think we're all royally screwed in the best possible way and that we're all in this together for better or for worse, humans and ET's both.
And may our world become a source of love, not hatred, of creation, not destruction, of good, not evil, and out of this Christian sentiment that's
capable of saving the whole world, let us reach out to one another and for our star brothers/sisters/ants, and thank them and tell them we love them,
and then some day when the time is right, the whole mountain will come to us, perhaps even while our first probe is on the way to Alpha Centauri
because God and ETs probably love nothing more than a good joke since the greatest practical joke ever told was told and enacted from here of all
It's not solipsistic if it deals directly in a universal principal of authentic civilized leadership and an immovable standard of truth and justice.
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