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The Bible and aliens

Discussion in 'Alien-based religions DIR' started by robocop (actually), Oct 25, 2013.

  1. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    (This is my second post on the subject the first is on the last page)

    Of course, you can get revelation anywhere. I had a dream the night before I took my GRE and another before I went to a chess tournament. The GRE one was about writing and I got a 5.5/6. The chess one was about trying to make things difficult in a rook and pawn endgame. I ended up having my opponent run out of time in a 2 hour game of it and got a USCF rating of 1809.

    But that doesn't mean you go anywhere!
     
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  2. Frater Sisyphus

    Frater Sisyphus Contradiction, irrationality and disorder

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    I've been reading some of the various books published from the "Raelian" movement, which essentially believes that God (called "Elohim) and the angels are extra-terrestrials. The prophet Claude Vorilhon was *abducted by these extra-terrestrials in the early 70s and received a wealth of information about the way the Hebrew Bible has been misinterpreted over the millennia and the 'real message' the Bible has.

    Whether you believe it or think it's junk, it's so bloody interesting!


    (From my own experience, with the 'expanded' interpretations of scripture, I find more personally in the Gnostic tradition but regardless...)

    *I don't personally believe in aliens as a tangible, physical thing.
     
  3. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    Sorry; I'm just trying to update my site with this essay properly:

    Luke 8:5-8

    The violence in the world is really just us. We are to blame. Wisdom must catch up to technology, or we can’t make it, not with more E.T. help that they would be willing to grant if they are good, and not with less E.T. intervention if they are bad.

    As per slaves in ancient times, Genesis 1:24 describes cattle, creeping things, and beasts. These beasts were somewhere along the ape-human line. I haven’t finished the Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond, but my hope is that these slaves weren't along the consciousness/ intelligence lines enough to suffer.

    When we were created our planet had less gravity so we could be taller. That’s why, say, on the Sistine Chapel, the angel/cherubims look like kids (they are smaller than us but not kids). So we had more brain capacity and in Genesis 1:26 they made us smarter than themselves. The creators loved this, but those on their home planet worried.

    Then there was the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, or science in the French Bible (genesis 2:17). We became too powerful so they tried to wipe us out with the flood. Yes, I know Jeremiah Sitchin says that happened naturally. After wiping us out and learning of Noah, they those on the home planet decided they just wanted to control us, because man wants to be scientific. (Genesis 8:21) Later they would start an experiment where they would have prophets hint at things to carry proof of themselves later on and help us safely but slowly progress. It's like an insect; at each level of technology you grow it in before you can progress, and that is the only way you can survive.

    After the flood, there was almost no violence perpetrated by E.T.s. They just wanted to gradually let us grow until we loved them and ourselves. Yes, at the beginning of Exodus, they freed the Hebrews from Pharaoh. They had to. The Hebrews were to live together since they were the smartest and therefore the most valuable to keep around. At the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:9) Jews were separated and at Sodom and Gomorrah got nuked (Genesis 19:24, Genesis 19:26, Genesis 19:28) (but everyone in the cities were warned to flee and flee quickly Genesis 19:12, Genesis 19:13, Genesis 19:17). In Jericho the Israelites didn't know what they were doing, I think. In subsequent wars, the defenders could flee. For instance, when it rained down stuff from the sky in Joshua 10, the defenders could look up and avoid it, I think. In the last war, I think, they could have simply ran away. This war is also in Joshua 10. The Jews had to be protected. There was also colonization, or getting sacrifices of some things, but it was in return for protection. But eventually, Yahweh laid off of humanity.


    The beast in Revelation 13:8 is nuclear power for murderous purposes. It is the number of man, 666 generations from the first man, when man finally had his life in his own hands. Revelation 16:8, Revelation 16:20, and Revelation 16:21 confirm this. In revelations all the problems are caused by our own humanity!

    Diseases, I guess, were either not in the creators' control, or they helped us gain technology and love in order to fight them.
    Buddhism suggests that as a society, we climb but sometimes fall down and we need to climb.

    The violence in the world, then, is really just us. We are to blame. Wisdom must catch up to technology, or we can’t make it, not with more E.T. help that they would be willing to grant, and not with less E.T. intervention. Religions also can reveal technology in their text texture.

    Also, as a word of caution, different things in different sizes can be somewhat alive.
     
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