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Cognitive Disconnect between God and Aliens

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by Ellen Brown, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Well-Known Member
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    For me, even at the height of my spiritual devotion, I was convinced that we "Know so little about God, that we don't even know what we don't know". Many belief systems try to define God in a way that to me it sounds as if they are trying to limit Him, place him in a box, confine him, and by doing that they cut themselves off from so much.

    What I see happening at times makes me wonder how many people even read their sacred books? I've mostly read the Bible (KJV) and Quran, and it seems obvious to me that those spiritual beings we encounter are straight up special. They do things that make it obvious to me that no normal human can do them. One belief system says that God is, "Flesh and bone". Another says that, "He has no body and does not reproduce". (Loose Paraphrase)

    For me it is very easy to see God and his angels, and Nephilim, and Giants, and whoever else as "Aliens", yet when I openly say that there is a time of trouble and the tearing of the garments. I haven't given a bunch of scriptural evidence because frankly unless you are a student of these documents you won't get it. And if you are a student of them, what I say should be obvious.
     
  2. dfnj

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    Actually, we know quite a lot about God:

    Apophatic theology - Wikipedia
     
  3. whirlingmerc

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    We are the aliens.
    We're alienated from God and in need of redemption
     
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  4. dfnj

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    I think the experience of walking across the room is quite miraculous from many points of view. We are the Universe's eyes, ears, and conscious experience of itself. And the Universe is telling us exactly how we are supposed to be. We are supposed to be spectacular, beautiful, and sublime just like butterfly, a lake in the early morning, a beautiful sunset, or the sounds and smells of the surf at the beach.

    God is not the beach. God is not the surf. God is not a beautiful sunset. God is not any of those things. God is the feeling we get from our experience of all things worth experiencing. Negative experiences are imperfections in the signal coming from God. Every positive experience we connect with gets us one step closer to the full unity and perfection that is God.
     
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    I think we are all perfect exactly the way we are. The World is perfect with all its character and imperfections. It's only when you accept the way the World is exactly the way it is then you will no longer feel alienated.
     
  6. ManSinha

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    That is if one believes the writings to be literally true - if one does not - then as one commentator said: It is a lovely embellishment to attract attention and create followers similar to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's creation - he is an alien too
     
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    That is the standard Star Trek interpretation.
     
  8. Ellen Brown

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    Only if you are opposed to rational cognition about our creator.
     
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