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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2015, 02:20:09 PM »
Alien bacteria are what really scare me.  If there is an advanced civilization out there, we'll probably just rock them out with smallpox or the MD Device.  But bacteria or a virus, an alien pathogen would probably ruin us.

Someone needs to take away your Andromeda Strain viewing privileges.

Seriously though, it's highly unlikely we will encounter any kind of microbial life capable of feeding off of humans.  And all successful bacteria and virii evolve of necessity so as to not exterminate their host population.

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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2015, 02:34:22 PM »
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2015, 02:39:17 PM »
Of course they exist!  They cross our borders in droves, sometimes even legally! ;D

Oh...you mean "extra-terrestrial" aliens?  I don't know, and I don't really care.  Some, like Fr. Seraphim Rose and others, think "they" (the e.t.'s) are demons/demonic.

Human aliens may also be demons, though that will probably get us into Politics.

Aliens (and demons) are legion in Politics. 8)
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2015, 07:34:45 PM »
My theological teacher say that aliens don't exist and that are demons.

Some "encounters" do seem to be demonic illusions while others seem to be purelly hallucinatory.

Even if they are demonic dellusions though, there might exist some planet somewhere where another civilization exists. As Johnathan Gress commented, if there are other civilizations in other star systems, it may well be that interstellar space travel or even communication is unfeasible.

A good argument for a Christian science fiction story, though, would be that when God said in Genesis:

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"Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground —everything that has the breath of life in it —I give every green plant for food."

Genesis 1:28-30

He meant by "earth" all the physical universe. We would be the only intelligent creatures in this universe destined to multiply and control *all* planets, subdue all their natures terraforming all that could be terraformed. All the beasts and trees would mean every single species that is even to be born and created even by us.

It works with the "Beginning of History" scenario where we would have been born as a species as soon as cosmological conditions allowed it and we are actually the first ever intelligent species in the universe.

"Go and preach to all nations" would have to include all the trillions of human nations that are yet to be born on the hundreds of billions planets around the universe when we get there, meaning that much to apocalyptic preachers dismay, we are faaaar away from judgment day.
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2015, 08:33:45 PM »
I like aliens that regenerate every few years.
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2015, 04:58:22 AM »
Alien bacteria are what really scare me.  If there is an advanced civilization out there, we'll probably just rock them out with smallpox or the MD Device.  But bacteria or a virus, an alien pathogen would probably ruin us.

That could be unfortunate.

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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2015, 05:04:24 AM »
So someone strung out on LSD sees something novel in the California skies, like a B2, or in prior decades, say, an F-117 or even a B-58 Hustler, SR-71 or U2; and then, aided by demonic deceptions, imagines himself as per Fr. Serhim Rose carried aboard and subject to various tests of a sexual nature.  This then gets documented as a UFO encounter.

I swear on my grandfather's life I saw a flying basketball-sized object at 4:00AM driving home from a camping trip. It circled the car about two times they zipped off back into the sky. I wasn't high or drunk. So I wouldn't automatically dismiss UFO sightings as the product of stoners and idiots. But I wouldn't automatically credit it to demons or aliens either. Probably just military technology being tested or something. Dat Occam's Razor.
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2015, 01:35:25 PM »
So someone strung out on LSD sees something novel in the California skies, like a B2, or in prior decades, say, an F-117 or even a B-58 Hustler, SR-71 or U2; and then, aided by demonic deceptions, imagines himself as per Fr. Serhim Rose carried aboard and subject to various tests of a sexual nature.  This then gets documented as a UFO encounter.

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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2015, 01:52:31 PM »
So someone strung out on LSD sees something novel in the California skies, like a B2, or in prior decades, say, an F-117 or even a B-58 Hustler, SR-71 or U2; and then, aided by demonic deceptions, imagines himself as per Fr. Serhim Rose carried aboard and subject to various tests of a sexual nature.  This then gets documented as a UFO encounter.

I swear on my grandfather's life...

Can you stop?

If he did stop, OC.net might become boring.
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2015, 01:56:36 PM »
So someone strung out on LSD sees something novel in the California skies, like a B2, or in prior decades, say, an F-117 or even a B-58 Hustler, SR-71 or U2; and then, aided by demonic deceptions, imagines himself as per Fr. Serhim Rose carried aboard and subject to various tests of a sexual nature.  This then gets documented as a UFO encounter.

I swear on my grandfather's life...

Can you stop?

If he did stop, OC.net might become boring.

Look at you, encouraging dissipation and false oaths.  Go on with your bad self, girl! 
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2015, 02:07:14 PM »
So someone strung out on LSD sees something novel in the California skies, like a B2, or in prior decades, say, an F-117 or even a B-58 Hustler, SR-71 or U2; and then, aided by demonic deceptions, imagines himself as per Fr. Serhim Rose carried aboard and subject to various tests of a sexual nature.  This then gets documented as a UFO encounter.

I swear on my grandfather's life...

Can you stop?

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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2015, 04:11:15 PM »
So someone strung out on LSD sees something novel in the California skies, like a B2, or in prior decades, say, an F-117 or even a B-58 Hustler, SR-71 or U2; and then, aided by demonic deceptions, imagines himself as per Fr. Serhim Rose carried aboard and subject to various tests of a sexual nature.  This then gets documented as a UFO encounter.

I swear on my grandfather's life...

Can you stop?

If he did stop, OC.net might become boring.

Look at you, encouraging dissipation and false oaths.  Go on with your bad self, girl!

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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2015, 04:12:23 PM »
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Re: In your opinion do aliens exist?
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So someone strung out on LSD sees something novel in the California skies, like a B2, or in prior decades, say, an F-117 or even a B-58 Hustler, SR-71 or U2; and then, aided by demonic deceptions, imagines himself as per Fr. Serhim Rose carried aboard and subject to various tests of a sexual nature.  This then gets documented as a UFO encounter.

I swear on my grandfather's life...

Can you stop?

If he did stop, OC.net might become boring.

Look at you, encouraging dissipation and false oaths.  Go on with your bad self, girl!



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