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Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 03:11:37 -0300
Archived: Thu, 22 May 2008 06:37:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs

>From: James Horak <jchorak7441.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 06:58:41 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 13:41:28 -0300
>>Subject: Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs

>>I would give
>>religion a pass if it would stay out of governance and the
>>teaching of children. It is power based and jealous of it.

>It would thus die in a generation, Don. For religion today
>otherwise has no appeal except to those raised in it and their
>spouses, trying to keep the peace.

>This official pronouncement of the Catholic Church is seen as
>necessary and fitting to the plans it envisions for what role it
>sees to its future. Truth has no value, clarity brought of
>revelation has none. Church historians cannot deny that.

>The value of this new attitude is in the way we will see its
>impact reflected in debunkers and in the most skeptical. How
>many of them, that is, that have been influenced by religion.
>Something, I might add, we've all been conditioned to avoid

>The best example of how such unspoken concerns do shape things
>is in that of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Kept in Jerusalem, carefully
>guarded and never shared to view in an obscure museum by a
>secretive curator for 40 years (who promised to translate them
>in a short 10 years,) when the man died only a lone shopping
>list had been translated.

>Only after his death was it revealed the curator was a devout

>How many, would you suppose, (even in ufology) feel a compulsion
>to resolve what they uncover/research/confront to some religious

Well that seems to be a problem outside of the research and
investigative clatch; this impression by the media and others to
liken the study of the phenomenon to some religion. Not for me.

To me there's a danger inherent in this phenomenon, particulary
where it deals with our airborne interacting with the
phenomenon's airborne.

Make of that what you wish.

But if there is any connection to religion to my mind it is that
religion probably stems from this phenomenon being present in a
time when there was no technology more sophisticated that the
thrown rock and that which was perceived to be beyond
comprehension was spiritualised.

Those claiming they had inside knowledge of what it was - in
other words made it up as they went along - were then given
special status by those who did not know. The latter were called
Ordinary People.

The first real genius was the one who informed his followers
that any doubts they had about the reality of this religion
would be answered after they died. Sheer bloody genuis! And it
still works today. No one ever comes back and cries foul either.
Win win.

Anyway today they call them priests or religious leaders. Those
controlling the priests such as Chiefs and Kings are now called
Politicians. They found it mutally beneficial to form an
alliance for their own self-interest. We call that a sweetheart
deal and it is the basis of society as we know it today.

Don Ledger

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