Since this thread is reaching 100 posts where it is hard to keep track of and this topic is low on my interest list I will simply leave the following. Somebody pondered that a UFO/ET site called GaiaPC is just wishful thinking. I responded with:
It has a component of magical thinking. Christianity has Jesus turning water into wine, and a fairy tale has a fairy godmother turning mice into horses and a pumpkin into a royal coach. Same idea really. Christianity has Jesus returning in the future, and for 19 centuries this has been "soon," and He will sweep all the problems away. This UFO stuff claims these ETs have ultimate technology, magic really, that will transform our world. In both cases the forces of darkness are preventing this great day of revelation. Similar idea, though with alien spacecraft I suppose there is some very tiny probability that aliens or their robotic emissaries could actually travel here. Religion by way of contrast is pure magic. The mythic narratives of our time are shifting away from the monotheist constructs that have held sway for 15-16 centuries or so. This is manifesting itself in a number of forms from superheros to Pokeman-esque ideas to UFO/ET/ancient astronauts quasi-archaeology/astronomy and other ideas. It is almost as if we are adopting a sort of neo-Orphic set of mythic narratives. Traditional religion, in particular Christianity and Islam, are in a sort of crisis as both are scrambling to try to reassert themselves in a world that increasingly dismisses them. The furious rise of the Christian right in the United States, that is supported by a diminishing percentage of the public, and the Islamic jihad tendencies in that part of the world clearly reflect two long lived and successful memes now struggling to stay relevant. LC -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.