I don’t know if this subject has ever been talked about on this website, but I think it is a very valid, interesting topic with lots of different points of view you could approach it from, both from a religious and secular view point.
Ever since I was young, I believed in aliens. This was probably because when I grew up, shows like Sightings, the X-Files, and other shows of the sort had made impressions on me and probably is what led me to being open-minded to the paranormal in general. Being a child, you want to know everything, but at the time there was no computers (at least in my home) and internet, to my knowledge, didn’t exist in the late 80s/early 90s (please correct me if I’m wrong about this).
So, because of a lack of information, I wasn’t really able to research anything, and it was left up to my own imagination to determine what I wanted to believe and not.
Well, that was then and this is now. I’m all grown up, I’m not naive anymore (at least not as much as a child:p ) and I’m capable of intelligent thought and deliberation. I’m also more spiritual and religious than I’ve ever been, and I must say that part of the reason I wanted answers later in my life was because I wondered how God figured into this whole alien mess with what the conspiracy theories, the NWO, alien abductions, and all the rest.
Belief in the possibility of the existence of aliens as God’s creation is permissible, I think. Ufology, however, and the cults these generate are not. In fact, as time passes, the UFO phenomenon becomes more and more occult and we see it tied in more with new age mysticism and in some circles, even satanism. I’m sure we all remember that Heaven’s Gate cult that committed suicide in their sneakers (those were sneakers right? )
People must be careful in how deeply they get sucked into this subject matter, because it can lead to dark places.
If aliens are real, as in, from outer space, with advanced technology and intelligence, I don’t see why many people think this would be the end of religion on this planet and that if the aliens showed up, all our religious institutions would collapse, and everything we believe will be proven a lie, by default, simply by the presence of the alien visitors. Theres always that pessimistic lot, and I never understood them. For the sake of conversation, lets say aliens definitely are real and they landed. Why would we forsake our religion? Wouldn’t it be all the more wonderous and a marvel of God’s creation, and, perhaps even a blessing that He willed we meet these creatures? Why would it mean the end of religion and that Jesus and all the other holy figures would be thrown out the window? I never understood that. The aliens are not gods and did not create us, I don’t believe that, and it is a Satanic deception to believe that.
What this gets me down to is my personal opinion:
Aliens ARE real, but the truth is, they’re really demons (fallen angels) who have taken the form of “little grey men”, usually the typical alien grey, and through these forms they demonically attack people, both in the waking world and in their sleep. In fact, it makes more sense when you consider the abductions. People say they’re paralyzed, taken from their beds/homes, taken to a ship, and terrifying medical experiments are performed on them by the greys. Well, it’s not a stretch to think that these are just dreams that the demons create in your dream state and enter into your subconscious to attack and violate you. It also makes for why the abductees don’t remember until they go through hypnotic regression (as it was a dream to begin with).
What I want to know is why they do this and what purpose does it serve to present themselves as aliens, as opposed to demons, which is arguably scarier. Are the “aliens” grooming mankind for a final world-wide deception? They already make ships appear in the sky (the Bible does say the enemy and false prophets will perform signs and wonders in the sky to mislead the nations).
From what I’ve heard, the whole point of this alien deception is to so demoralize and desensitize us (Satan has already done that through tv and such with alien movies, etc) to prepare us for a point that when the “aliens” land and greet us, we will accept them, bow to them, and worship them, making what the pessimists say true- religions will fall and belief systems will perish.
Afterall, if aliens are standing right in front of you and talking to you, isn’t that more than God has done for most people, since He works primarily through faith and not physical appearances? I’m sure that, if this scenario could happen, it would make sense why so many would be beside themselves, lose their faith, and not know what to do, especially if the aliens are carrying on about how they can teach us the ways of the universe, the mystery of life, etc.
I think that if aliens have anything to do with the end times, they will be a tool used by Satan to deceive humanity. Thank God we already know the ending, and that it is good.
So, can anyone quote the Church on this issue? I don’t want this topic to be seen as a sort of general discussion, and I created it in Moral Theology because I’m seeking a technical answer. Please try not to carry on in a general way , talk about conspiracy theories, etc, as this might cause the thread to be moved elsewhere, before I get an official answer, which would defeat the purpose of this thread. I know it may not seem fair, since I did a bit of that myself, but it was for the sake of building up this thread so that it wasn’t just a question that would be disregarded once it was answered. We can talk about it later in full, if you want, hopefully AFTER someone provides us with an official word from the Vatican.
Thanks, l look forward to your responses!