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Believing In ETs Is Not In Conflict With

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Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 08:12:00 -0400
Archived: Tue, 27 May 2008 08:12:00 -0400
Subject: Believing In ETs Is Not In Conflict With




Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer - Makati, Phillippines

http://tinyurl.com/6797n4

05/26/2008


Believing In ETs Is Not In Conflict With Christianity

By Jaime Licauco
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines--Two successive news items in last week's
Philippine Daily Inquirer caught my attention. The first was on
May 15 where the Vatican's chief astronomer declared that
believing in the existence of extraterrestrial creatures - ETs -
is not in conflict with Christianity.

The second was the news item the following day, May 16, saying
the British defense department released a formerly classified
file showing that aliens from outer space have been visiting the
earth for many years now.

In an interview with the Vatican newspaper, Rev. Jose Gabriel
Funes, a 45-year-old Jesuit priest who heads the Vatican
Observatory was quoted as saying, "How can we exclude that life
has developed elsewhere... certainly, in a universe this big, you
can't exclude this hypothesis. Just as there is a multiplicity
of creatures on earth, there can be other beings, even
intelligent, created by God."

The declassified UFO files of the British defense department,
according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer news item, included a
1983 report from a 78-year-old man out fishing at midnight who
followed aliens in green overalls to their spaceship and was
told to go away because he was too old and decrepit for their
purpose. The ministry has files of 11,000 sightings dating back
to 1950's. The existence of aliens from outer space visiting
earth has consistently been officially denied by the US military
establishment up to now, despite massive evidence to the
contrary. This, despite the opinion of some highly respected
American astronomers, like Dr. J. Allen Hynek of Yale University
who believes in the possibility of intelligent alien life forms
in other galaxies.

I believe in UFOs because I've personally seen several such
space crafts myself. And I have read about very credible stories
told by authorities and professional people who have no reason
to make up such stories about them. Some of the opposition for
such belief in alien existence is religious in nature. Now that
a Vatican astronomer himself has expressed belief in aliens,
this should dispel some doubts about their reality.

Actually, even the Christian Bible itself gives a very vivid
account of an alien encounter by the prophet and priest Ezekiel
which is related in the very first chapter of this part of the
Bible.

ET in America

About 15 years ago, an American graduate student in San
Francisco wrote a Ph.D. thesis showing that aliens have been
living on earth for hundreds of thousands of years now and have
adopted earth personalities and habits. In his book From
Elsewhere Being ET In America, researcher Scott Mandelkar even
included a questionnaire which would indicate whether one is an
alien or not.

In my Soulmates, Karma And Reincarnation seminar, I have come
across at least two students of mine whose past lives were not
from earth but from some other galaxies in outer space. Many
times, such aliens among us have contributed new knowledge or
invented new products that would help ease life on the planet.

I have been told that the Vatican keeps in its secret vaults a
skull of an alien with big head and diamond-shaped eyes.
Somebody in fact had sent me a picture of such mysterious skull
through my cell phone. It is of course very difficult to verify
the veracity of such a picture but it looks like the usual image
we have of ETs.

Erich Von Daniken in the 1950's or 60's was the first to
popularize belief of alien visitation of earth through his very
popular books, beginning with Chariots Of The Gods. The book
was even made into a movie and created a cult following. But
Daniken was later criticized by serious scholars for his
questionable research, methodology and for his tendency to
exaggerate his findings to fit his preconceived theories.

Other authors followed suit and made their own research. One of
them was Andrew Thomas who wrote the book We Are Not The First
which showed that some ancient peoples already had invented
computers, batteries, electricity and even airplane models.

Alien abduction stories began appearing in the west. They tell
of how creatures from outer space abducted them, examined them
in their laboratories and then erased their memories of the
abduction. Through hypnosis, they remembered everything. One of
the most celebrated alien abductions was that of Betty and
Barney Hill. Their story is told in a book, Interrupted
Journey, by John G. Fuller. Then came journalist Whitely
Strieber's books on the same theme, beginning with Communion,
about his close encounters with alien creatures who had abducted
him and brought him to their spaceships.

In the Philippines there are also numerous sightings of UFOs in
the sky but rarely do I hear of alien abduction of Filipinos. It
seems the aliens visiting the west are different from those
visiting the Philippines and other Asian countries. Here we do
not experience cattle mutilations or aliens experimenting on
humans. We are lucky in this sense.



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