Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind

Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind

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Why is it that many reported close encounters with aliens involve a preoccupation of disproving the claims about Jesus and the Bible?

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4 thoughts on “Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind

  1. Yep.. fantastic question. It’s like the atheist alternative to ‘goddidit’: ‘aliensdidit.’

    I am continually baffled by this notion as well, given the absurdity of the possibility of alien life existing, let alone being intelligent, let alone having the physical properties to be able to build things, let alone being intelligent enough to have space flight, let alone getting here, which would surely cross thousands of light years. The very size of our universe imputes those who claim aliens have visited here. I don’t think it is even possible. The gulf they would have to traverse is too wide.

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    • Sounds like you’ve thought about the problems that alien proponents would have to consider, JW. The sheer space in the Universe is just mind-blowing.

      The odd thing is that many reported (so-called) interactions with aliens seem to involve them trying to debunk the Bible and change our understanding of Jesus. Together with the infamous “probings” and such of UFO mythology, it seems that their true identity is not of interstellar space brothers but something far older and sinister (if any percentage of the encounters are true, that is). In fact, journalist John Keel said:

      “The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon.”

      I’ll have to check your blog to see if you’ve written in any more detail on this subject… :)

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are doing well…

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      • Yes, it seems entirely convenient that whenever aliens are proposed, it is so often to try to resolve a difficulty non-Christians see the Christian worldview presenting, whether intelligent design, Jesus, or the like. On the “secular side,” aliens are proposed to explain the Pyramids and the like. Why do people flee so quickly to “aliens-of-the-gaps”?

        I have not written much on this topic because I lack enough expertise to feel confident writing more fully on it. But I appreciate when you do!

        BTW, would you mind re-sending the email you sent me recently? My Yahoo seems to have eaten it. Could you also let me know if you got the email I sent to you?

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