Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Silly Answer from

Take a look at this short but sweetly uninformed article.
Are there such things as aliens or UFOs?

I just want to point out a few funny things about this article.

First, why does he put quotes around the word planet when he is refering to exoplanets?
Astronomers are constantly finding new “planets” in distant solar systems. Some propose that the existence of so many “planets” proves that there must be life somewhere else in the universe.
I hate to break it to you guys, but those things that they find orbiting distant stars are planets. You don't have to airquote them, because it pretty much agreed that they are real bonafide planets. However, we can't jump to the conclusion that there has to be life on them because there are so many being discovered. Looks like to me that there's a good chance that there is, but we just don't have enough information yet to say that for sure. All of the exoplanets discovered so far would not have conditions favorable to life. He also airquotes the word life when refering to possible life on an exoplanet. Life is life, no need to airquote it.

Secondly, the noname author claims that suffering and death is our fault. This is a common theology in fundie churches. Not only did humans cause human suffering and death, but all life must suffer and die because of Adam and Eve.
Putting these truths together concisely: God created the earth and mankind unique. All of creation suffered as a result of the fall of man. Christ came to earth to offer Himself once and only once to pay for our sins. Not only will believers be delivered, but all of creation will be delivered as well.

Lastly, he says that if there is an explaination for UFOs, then that explaination is spiritual and demonic.
Yes, there are many strange and unexplainable things that take place. There is no reason, though, to attribute these phenomena to aliens or UFOs. If there is a discernable cause to these supposed events, it is likely spiritual, and more specifically, demonic in origin.
No! I have a friend who thought he was seeing UFOs. He called me to his house one night and pointed to a UFO in the sky. I recognized right away what it was. It was the planet Venus. On two other separate occasions, he also mistaked Jupiter and Arcturus for UFOs. Here's my claim. If there is a discernable cause to these supposed events, it is likely physical, and more specifically, mundane in origin.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Christians and apologist quote the bible as if it were a work of science. It was writen by men and it reads like it. The writers of the bible when they cornered themselves, created even more ridiculus creations to cover up the dead ends they found themselves in. Such as angels, demons, the devil, eternal punishment, resurection, hell, a savoir.
That a god created the planet earth before their were stars, our sun is such a brain dead idea it's not even stupid.
They live to put down atheist, science. To explain god or atheist by playing on words belongs in religion, no where else would it be excepted. Prayer works? society goes to medical facilities when their lives are on the line.
Even the Pope, he goes to the best in the world. When it gets down to it they use science in every aspect of their lives, and what has the bible or religions given us?
Intolerance, bigotry, civil unrest, wars between religions, ridicuing science as if it was wrong, or out to get them when science is not religion but finding out testable research by repudiable scientist in the quest to benifit all mankind.
Larry Johnson