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Re: Russian Orthodox Church Excludes UFOs

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 16:34:10 -0300
Archived: Sun, 25 May 2008 08:40:00 -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
>confronting.

>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
>Catholic.

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

>JCH

Did I answer this? Think not.

I suspect that some do colour their research due to some
religious leanings. Others won't touch this stuff with a ten
foot pole because they think it anti-religious or the work of
the devil or some such nonsense.

They are threatened by it, I think, because of an ego-centric
view or perhaps a tenuous - at best-hold on their beliefs and
don't want to be tempted.


Don Ledger



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