The whole "UFO culture," along with the mass sightings, abduction stories, etc, is a relatively recent phenomenon as far as I know. And whether or not these sightings have been taking place for far longer, I don't know, but I'm not really convinced by the modern reinterpretations of old artwork\documents as containing "hidden in plain sight" descriptions of UFOs or aliens.<quoted text>
60 years only?
- I think this phenomenon has been going on a lot longer than 60 years.
- IMO - no "streaking" across the skies, but interdimensional movement. This theory is because of some vids showing a "disappearance" of sorts. Those are the interesting ones IMO.
Oh, I agree - our galaxy is just tooooo big to think we are "alone".
It is an interesting thought - alien explorers......but as of right now - "I just don't know".
I don't think that is the case at all. If anything, a belief in aliens is outside the religious box.
Let's take a poll - How many so-called "Christians" believe in aliens?
Please respond to this post with your response.
What do you mean by "inter dimensional movement?" Beings from other universal planes? Higher dimensions?
Yes, I agree, the idea of alien explorers is interesting, but I would require some very strong evidence to conclude that we may have been visited by aliens.
You're right - I doubt very many christians believe in aliens, but that's not quite what I was getting at. I'm not saying this applies to you personally, but in my view, the recent "ancient astronauts" school of thought has taken on a decidedly religious flavor. Appeals are made to an ancient race of unimaginable intelligence, perhaps watching over us benevolently. They are "mysterious," they may have left hidden messages for us, and perhaps we used to communicate with them but lost the ability. They may be coming back at some point, etc. There's a strong emphasis on reinterpreting history via a "what if aliens did this" perspective, and there is a focus on ignoring facts in favor of a faith of sorts. I think that, for some people, the belief in aliens satisfies the same needs\wants\urges that religion satisfies for the religious.
Sorry for rambling a bit...