Exodus 21:17 "And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death."
My point being- some of the material of the OT is contingent upon time and culture, while other parts are meant to convey a higher meaning not meant to be taken literally. To state that other intelligent life can not exist beyond our solar system because, according to your view, Genesis implies it, is to take a book of an essentially spiritual, higher meaning and hold it up as hard science, which it was never intended to be.
Over the last several decades, there have been millions of “contactees” (persons who claim to have experienced contact with extraterrestrials)… including a large number of “hard scientists.” These people claim they were contacted by intelligent life/entities/beings from other planets/dimensions. And these “beings” always communicate messages of a very philosophical/religious nature. Their messages always discourage any belief in a single omnipotent Creator, and instead emphasize a variety of bizarre alternative explanations for the existence of mankind. (One of the most common is: the aliens claim to have visited earth millions of years ago to perform an experiment in which they planted humans “seeds”… i.e. they “created” us.)
“Some or many of the experiences, it may be, are the result of hoaxes or hallucinations; but it is simply impossible to dismiss all of the many millions of UFO reports in this way. A great number of modern mediums and their spiritistic phenomena are also fraudulent; but mediumistic spiritism itself, when it is genuine, undeniably produces real “paranormal” phenomena under the action of demons. UFO phenomena, having the same source, are no less real.”
-Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, by Fr Seraphim Rose
You don't need to quote Fr. Seraphim Rose to me. I'm familiar.
I'd like to read about some of these millions of encounters- preferably those from scientists. Are they available online?
So scientists are infallible? They are the new infallible authority? Anyone that MUST
interprete everything from a philosophical naturalistic perspective should not be trusted.
There was one cynical guy I saw on TV that tried to explain away demon possession, and haunted houses.
He tried to make it seem as if the people are either
2.) Or the bricks in the walls of the homes act like video and audio recording devices.
Whenever Sola Philosophical naturalism is your interpretive grid then goofy answers like this are the outcome. You can't have an intelligent conversation with an audio/video recording. And the person can't be delusional if more than one person can eventually see and hear the samethings.
The same is true when it comes to Atheists trying to explain away near death experiences. To them, everyone must have the same experience in order for it to be true. If one of them, didn't have the experience when they almost died, then they assume that noone else can have them......so anyone that claimed to of had one must be lying.....or just delusional.
They also feel that if you can duplicate a similar effect in a lab then it must be fake. They all ignore the fact that some people who had near death experiences saw things in other rooms, and on top of the hospital building......and were able to describe what they saw with accuracy.
So cynics who are Sola Philosophical Naturalists will always explain away anything and everything that goes against their worldview.