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The bible, and Aliens

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The bible, and Aliens

Postby Orbiting-Awareness » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:09 am

I'm just curious about the opinion of the bible here, and also the possibilities of Aliens in the book. Considering that the bible is full of metaphors, perhaps there are metaphors for "UFO's", genetic manipulation (Adam and Eve?), and Nuclear weapons. Let me know what you guys think! This could get interesting.

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Re: The bible, and Aliens

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:14 am

It strikes me as tinfoil hat stuff.
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Re: The bible, and Aliens

Postby cooran » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:32 am

But then there is this:

Are there Aliens or flying saucers / UFO's in the Bible? What happened at Roswell?
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Postby Paññāsikhara » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:12 am

Try looking at Carl Jung's book, Flying Saucers.
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Re: The bible, and Aliens

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:33 am

Orbiting Awareness, will Aliens should they exist, prevent your experience of Dukkha ? And if they exist and are sentient beings are they likely to be free of Dukkha?
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Re: The bible, and Aliens

Postby Fede » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:58 pm

I snorted my coffee twice, reading this thread.
Is this a record?

I think we should know..........
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Re: The bible, and Aliens

Postby meindzai » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:13 pm

These days I choose to think in probabilities rather than whether things are possible or not. The probability that any species will be able to overcome the limitations of physics, before destroying themselves as a civilization or their world dying- highly improbable. Aliens actually overcoming the mind boggling limitations of physics, traveling trillions of light years in highly manueverable spacecraft - and then crashing in a corn field? Really, quite highly unlikely.

As for the bible, most of the descriptions of supernatural events are borrowed from earlier myths from egyptian and Babylonian mythology, then re-edited to comply with monotheism.

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Re: The bible, and Aliens

Postby Kare » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:51 pm

Of course there are aliens in deep space. The Mahapadana Suttanta (DN 14) tells us about them:

Even in those spaces which are between the worlds, baseless, murky and dark, and where even moon and sun, so wondrous and mighty, cannot prevail to give light, even there is made manifest this infinite and splendid radiance, passing the glory of the gods. And those beings who happen to be existing there, perceiving each other by that radiance, say: "Verily there be other beings living here!"

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Re: The bible, and Aliens

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:53 am

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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