I know what you’re probably asking yourself: “I thought this was a Catholic website, not one on the X Files!” I assure you, this is indeed a Catholic website (see name of site), but we can have some fun on here. Furthermore, it is best that everyone know that the Roman Catholic Church has left the possibility of extraterrestrial life up for scientific research and probability. If aliens existed, it wouldn’t disprove God. In fact, their existence would likely add a lot to how we view God, and just how much He is able to manage (seeing as how He has His hands full with us!)
Pope Benedict’s astronomer, in 2008, was quoted as saying, “Just as there is a multiplicity of creatures on Earth, so there could be other beings created by God [beyond it].” (Jose Gabriel Funes, Jesuit priest).
Unbelievably, this past weekend, either Friday or Saturday night, there were sightings of some yellow lights that seemed to float and hover over the California-Nevada border in the Sierras. I had turned on the local Fox radio station late at night and heard the whole thing going down on Art Bell’s show as people were calling in, creating a big discussion. I don’t know if this was a pre-recorded show that was being replayed or if it was live, but what I do know is this: there is no news anywhere online about these lights over the Sierra Mountains from this past week. A cover up? Should I speculate?
Okay, it is possible that it was a “Best of” show. I don’t listen to Art Bell enough to know the difference. But what should we believe as far as UFO’s go? And if they do exist, why don’t they make contact?
First, the reasons why extraterrestrial life might exist:
- There are possibly more than tens of trillions of planets and systems in the universe, increasing the probability of intelligent life.
- If the universe is as old as popular scientific opinion says it is, extraterrestrial life would have plenty of time to evolve technologically for space travel.
- This could go under #2, but I’ll make it separate. Alien technology may be built by substances and elements that we are unaware of. And, given the fact that man has gone from riding horseback as a means of transportation to flying to the moon within half a century’s time, think of the technology man (if he didn’t annihilate himself first) would have after a few more hundred or thousand years.
This all assumes alien life does exist. Me personally, I am on the fence as to whether or not these slime-backs really exist. But assuming they do, why would they not want to make contact? Very simply:
- Aliens would likely be very kind creatures, seeing as they would have to go through many years of society and culture on their own planet to gain their technologies, having to work together… Or they would have to be very evil creatures and wipe out all opposition on their home planet to horde all technology, and speedy advancement would be through slave labor. But, I believe they would be very kind and loving creatures since they have been “sighted” for so many years and never made contact, showing they are not aggressive… Or they might be very patient… Hmm..
- They would see us as brutal, irrational beings. Would you journey into a cave of fire ants? They would very likely be able to pick up our radio and television waves, including internet and cell phone communications. You observe humans for a few hours or minutes and see if you would want anything to do with them! The constant wars and unrest, cruelty of people, the graphic pictures, the selfishness that is idolized, the greed, the wealth, the fame and pride, Jersey Shore. This makes me believe they would be very lovable creatures, and are likely frightened of mankind.
- They would know our intentions. Even if all the alien autopsies are false and were created in Hollywood studios to stir the horror movie industry, it is obvious that our government and scientists lust after the idea of opening up one of these little green men to inspect their inners. We do it in all of our movies, which they would have access to. Plus, they might have been around 2,000 years ago when God Himself, outside of human discord, entered it through a virgin’s womb, was unaccepted from his very birth, and then tortured and hung on a cross to die when He did not fit the ideal or desires of man.
There you have it. Whether or not you believe in aliens or UFOs (because many of the video captures and evidence have been found to be falsified), it is a great, controversial subject to discuss with friends around the dinner table. Other intriguing topics you might want to discuss are Eucharistic miracles (bread turning to real flesh), or the incorruptibles (saints who’ve been dead for years, whose bodies are without decay or corruption).
Thanks for reading!
God love you,