Monday, July 14, 2008
Religion, UFOs, and Bunk
Michael Heiser engages in some very interesting debates at his UFO Religions site:
The thrusts are many but his usual and current nemesis is Monsignor Corrado Balducci.
Balducci, the Vatican’s premiere demonologist, thinks that UFO creatures, even those that allegedly abduct humans, are, perhaps, of a higher nature than us, and more spiritually evolved, thus denigrating the idea in some UFO quarters that abductors and UFO aliens are maligant and/or evil as one blog commentator has it:
Balducci the Individualist
There’s a problem with infusing, continually, religious elements in the UFO debate, and that problem is the mixture of theological myth with ufological myth: UFOs are a phenomenon (or phenomena as we contend) and not a tureen into which every cockeyed hypothesis should be poured.
Religion is itself an amalgam of hopeful theories about God, human life and morality, and an afterlife perhaps.
Ufology is a potpourri of screwed-up and, sometimes, unique conjecture, which doesn’t need one more set of variables based upon the idea that there’s a God (and demons) who have something to do with UFOs.
The only link between UFOs and God, or between ufology and theology, is that God is an unknown and UFOs are an unknown.
Michael Heiser is brilliant and his views follow suit.
He keeps the UFO/religion debate intellectual.
But let a few UFO fanatics or evangelical Christian/Islamic hooples get into the fray and all hell will break loose, and not the Hell of theologians, where the Devil can be accomodated.
Opening the UFO discussion to Christian fundamentalists is akin to Pandora opening her chest of evils, which have afflicted mankind for millennia.
But if you can’t help yourself, go to Michael Heiser’s blog and sites.
You will not be engulfed in nonsense, as is the case elsewhere in the UFO universe when religion gets added to the UFO mystery.