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Old 04-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Er, what do you mean by that? (not sure why I singled that out out of all things in this thread)
There have always been "Gods". Whether Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, Sumerian, etc. What one person calls a "God" could be an ET to someone else.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:07 AM   #32 (permalink)
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There have always been "Gods". Whether Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, Sumerian, etc. What one person calls a "God" could be an ET to someone else.
So religion is trying to justify aliens? They weren't making gods up based on strange encounters with something unknown. Ancient religions formulated gods based on nature and astrology almost exclusively.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:13 AM   #33 (permalink)
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They're all around us. All of the hollywood blockbuster movies are just trying to acclimate us to these things, so that when they finally make contact we won't be so astounded by them.
In movies the aliens are always invading us, or at least most of them, all the ones produced by hollywood anyway.

Your saying we should be comfortable with idea when time comes around?

Plus is the day aliens reveal themselves 2012/Armageddon?
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In movies the aliens are always invading us, or at least most of them, all the ones produced by hollywood anyway.

Your saying we should be comfortable with idea when time comes around?

Plus is the day aliens reveal themselves 2012/Armageddon?
Yes.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #35 (permalink)
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So religion is trying to justify aliens? They weren't making gods up based on strange encounters with something unknown. Ancient religions formulated gods based on nature and astrology almost exclusively.
Ancient human beings could not differentiate between Science/God/Religion.
The Greek and Roman "Gods" are almost identical. Same stories, different names.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:27 AM   #36 (permalink)
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In movies the aliens are always invading us, or at least most of them, all the ones produced by hollywood anyway.

Your saying we should be comfortable with idea when time comes around?

Plus is the day aliens reveal themselves 2012/Armageddon?
Not comfortable with an invasion, just being able to deal with it. When it happens, all religion will go out the window. If people are used to technology it won't seem so foreign to us. They don't want people to have heart attacks and their heads explode when they see something that outrageous.
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In an effort to relate this to music (With this being a music forum), here's Canibus' 2012 Time Chamber.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:41 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Not comfortable with an invasion, just being able to deal with it. When it happens, all religion will go out the window. If people are used to technology it won't seem so foreign to us. They don't want people to have heart attacks and their heads explode when they see something that outrageous.
I don't know man. The government hasn't been able to hide many scandals or inside information, the most distinct example being wiki leaks.

I doubt all governments in countries throughout the world could hide a secret as big and important as contact with alien life.

There would be so many people who could get so famous or so incredibly wealthy by being the first to come forth with even the tiniest bits of info, it seems crazy that nothing like this has occurred.
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I dunno about aliens but I have had UFO sightings

one was a cicular object in the night sky with about 12 lights in weird colours (no plane to me)

the other was a Zeppelin-esque silver needle during the day (no plane or rocket either)
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Why do you think there couldn't be something more advanced. Maybe millions of light years away, on a certain planet, life has been evolving thousands of times longer than here, and so they are much more advanced. The probability of us being the only life forms in the whole universe is very slim. The probability of us be the most evolved is also slim. Humans have been around for about 50,000 years. The universe is at least 14 billion years old. Whatever's out there could potentially have had quite a while to get beastie technology.
I haven't completely ruled out the notion that there might be something more out there. I'm just skeptical about the whole UFO thing. UFO =/= Aliens per say. I just wonder why they would want to interact with us and not make any sort of proper "landing" or something. Also, the fact that Area 51 is so secretive makes me even more skeptical about UFO investigations.

Should this be moved to the Philosophy, etc. section?
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