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Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 14:57:01 +0100
Archived: Tue, 20 May 2008 17:56:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs


>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 15:22:10 -0400
>Subject: Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs

<snip>

>Our 21st century thinking has become too restricted and we may
>never come to a true understanding about UFOs and the advanced
>intelligences associated with them without reconsidering what
>the Bible and the Church Fathers had to say on this subject.
>Don't let different terminology such as angels and demons with
>the biases and preconceptions that come with these names divert
>us from our search for the truth. Maybe we should listen more to
>what Orthodox, Muslim, Roman Catholic and other ancient
>religions and "mythologies" have to say on this subject on which
>we still are in the dark.

Right Nick,

From my perspective it seems that world-wide, state educational
systems are being reduced to dogmatisms - rote-learning from a
narrow base of 'approved' text books.

Having taught adult students in the military & later in mid-East
& UK, think the main secret to good teaching, in addition to
some tricks of the trade, is to always have something truthful
and interesting to impart and to encourage vigorous
debate/argument. Students aren't stupid and want i) truth, ii)
intellectual challenge.

Right now though it looks like 'real' teaching is going out,
being replaced by bureaucratic 'lecturing' in a deadening
safety-first culture, where intellectual questioning is not
wanted or even allowed.

The change in just a generation is downright startling. And,
because mainstream media seem to have followed or even led that
change, it sort-of reminds me that "in politics nothing happens
by accident" (FDR).

Guess what other area has had inquiry restricted during this
generation?

Cheers
Ray D




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