ExoVaticana: The Powers & Principalities’ Alien Savior Mythos


By Cris D. Putnam
Exo-VaticanaIn reference to my discussion tonight with George Noory on Coast to Coast, the UFO phenomenon is nuanced, complex, multidimensional, and, above all, uncooperative to analyze. No matter what one believes, it cannot be denied that a UFO mythos permeates modern culture. It subtly animates and steers cultural consciousness. A myth is a tale believed as true. It’s usually sacred, and is set in the distant past, otherworlds, or other parts of the world featuring heroic, superhuman, or nonhuman characters.[1] In this sense, the alien invasion has already occurred. Psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim explains: “Myths and fairy stories both answer the eternal questions: What is the world really like? How am I to live my life in it? How can I truly be myself?”[2] Myths answer fundamental worldview questions. Thus, rather than trying to explain flying saucer propulsion technology, perhaps we are better served by asking what sort of worldview it promotes. Jacques Vallée has pointed out, “If UFOs are acting at the mythic and spiritual level it will be almost impossible to detect it by conventional methods.”[3] It is important to analyze how myths function in order to assess how the UFO phenomenon shapes public opinion.

UFO accounts influence society in subtle yet important ways. The mythos has a factual basis—photographs and video, physical effects, radar data, radiation signatures, ground impressions, abductees with physical trauma—that cannot be dismissed. Yet, the mythic elements forecast a future evolution, communion with our space brothers, and the savior from above. By examining its mythological impact, perhaps we can discern something about its true intent. From a literary and psychological perspective, the UFO myth evokes psychic symbols deep in our unconscious minds, influencing our thinking and worldview. A range of experts—Carl Jung, Jacques Vallée, and Ted Peters, among others—recognizes that a UFO savior myth is molding modern man, irrespective of contact. Many people who have never seen a UFO still believe in them. In this way, the phenomenon exerts broad influence with minimal exposure. After a brief examination of myth, we will suggest a connection between Jacques Vallée’s control-system hypothesis and biblical theology in order to draw some conclusions.

Jung saw this mythos as filling the gap left by the waning Christian consensus. Speaking to secularization, he wrote: “The dominating idea of a mediator and god who became man, after having thrust the old polytheistic beliefs into the background, is now in its turn on the point of evaporating. Untold millions of so called Christians have lost their belief in a real and living mediator.”[4] He argued that secularized man projects his deep psychological need for a savior and that the UFO mythos “has a highly suggestive effect and grows into a savior myth whose basic features have been repeated countless times.”[5] He saw them as a replacement for Christ. No matter what the underlying reality is behind UFOs, the myth is molding culture and forming a worldview. We think this is by design.

Building on Jung’s analysis, Lutheran theologian Ted Peters writes, “I suggest that the study of UFOs has the appearance of being scientific—hence, it offers the opportunity to discuss religious feelings in seemingly scientific terms. Whether we say it in public or not, many of us believe science is good and religion is bad. Science is for modern educated people; religion is for old-fashioned superstitious people.”[6] He suggests that some people see aliens as diplomats or scientific explorers, but his third explanatory model, the “celestial savior,” resonates best with our hypothesis.[7] This savior model, common in channeled messages and contactee literature, was thought to be a projection of Cold War angst. Peters writes: “He or she is the messiah from a ‘heavenly’ civilization where there is peace and no more war. In this religious model, we believe that the reason for the alien mission to earth is to help us achieve the same utopian level of existence that the aliens have.”[8] Similarly, astrobiology and SETI serves this religious need as much as, if not more than, a scientific one. Yet, there is compelling evidence UFOs are not space aliens. In 1990, Jacques Vallée published a paper, “Five Arguments against the Extraterrestrial Origin of Unidentified Flying Objects,” in the Journal of Scientific Exploration arguing against the space alien explanation. His opposition is discounted by many prominent ufologists, prompting Vallée to refer to himself as a “heretic among heretics.”[9] He adds humorously, “I will be disappointed if UFOs turn out to be nothing more than spaceships.”[10] But this begs the question of what he thinks UFOs really are…

It was The Invisible College (1975), that introduced the hypothesis that UFOs are a component working in a “control system” meant to influence and steer human culture.[11] Vallée reasoned the control system is analogous to a thermostat that controls room temperature. When a room gets too hot, the air conditioning is triggered, and when it gets too cold, the heat activates. In this way, he asserts that UFOs are a component in a control system influencing human consciousness and beliefs. This not only explains why they seem evasive and deceptive, it clarifies why the phenomenon appears to deliberately promote a level of absurdity that evades rational scrutiny, because most people dismiss the subject as nonsense—something Vallée calls “metalogic.”

A helpful analog is the word “paradox,” meaning a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or contradictory, but in fact may speak to a deeper truth inexpressible in common language. For example, if someone says to you, “I’m a compulsive liar,” do you believe them or not? Another humorous example is, “Nobody goes to that restaurant because it is too crowded.” Vallée made an analogy to Buddhism:

For example, in Zen Buddhism the seeker must deal with such concepts as “the sound of one hand clapping”—an apparently preposterous notion which is designed to break down ordinary ways of thinking. The occurrences of similar “absurd” messages in UFO cases brought me to the idea that maybe we’re dealing with a sort of control system that is subtly manipulating human consciousness.[12]

In this way, seemingly nonsensical information has a deconstructive purpose.

If you wanted to bypass the intelligentsia and the church, remain undetectable to the military system, leave undisturbed the political and administrative levels of a society, and at the same time implant deep within that society far-reaching doubts concerning its basic philosophical tenets, this is exactly how you would have to act. At the same time of course, such a process would have to provide its own explanation to make ultimate detection impossible. In other words, it would have to project an image just beyond the belief structure of the target society. It would have to disturb and reassure at the same time, exploiting both the gullibility of the zealots and the narrow-mindedness of the debunkers. This is exactly what the UFO phenomenon does.[13]

This has a lot of explanatory scope. The saucer enthusiasts accept almost any Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon as space aliens, and the debunkers will argue that it all has a natural explanation, be it hallucinations, insects, or swamp gas. This enforces the UFO taboo in academia and prevents much serious investigation. However, in the grey area in between, there is a remarkable result in terms of shaping worldviews. The paradoxical metalogic is visible in that despite the widespread snickers and scholarly dismissals, polls indicate that 56 percent of Americans believe it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that intelligent life exists on other planets, and up to 48 percent think they have already visited Earth.[14] More intriguing is that, although he realizes this confirms a biblical worldview, he qualifies his position accordingly:

When I speak of a control system for planet earth I do not want my words to be misunderstood: I do not mean that some higher order of beings has locked us inside the constraints of a space-bound jail, closely monitored by psychic entities we might call angels or demons. I do not propose to redefine God. What I do mean is that mythology rules at a level of our social reality over which normal political and intellectual action has no real power.… Myths define the set of things scholars, politicians, and scientists can think about. They are operated upon by symbols, and the language these symbols form constitutes a complete system. This system is metalogical, but not metaphysical. It violates no laws because it is the substance of which laws are made.[15]

We find it intriguing that he recognizes the intersection enough to feel the need to specifically distance himself from redefining God and from saying that angels and demons are the perpetrators. He suggests an underlying plan for the deception of mankind and documents myriad examples within Messengers of Deception (1979). We believe the ultimate motivation for this is the breaking down of the biblical worldview while simultaneously implementing a new one based on Darwinism and pantheistic monism. This is a form of idolatrous spirituality, which places the creature above the Creator (Romans 1:23) and is widely promoted by the powers that be. As Ted Peters wrote,

With the constant threat of thermonuclear destruction in the post-World War II era leaving our planet in a state of insecurity and anxiety, it is no wonder many have begun to hope for a messiah to save us. The holiness of the sky and the need for a salvation converge and blend when the bright clean powerful UFO zooms up onto the horizon. Could it be our celestial savior?”[16]

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)

Starts Shipping March 19th: http://www.exovaticana.com/

 


[1] William Bascom, “The Forms of Folklore: Prose Narrative,” Journal of American Folklore 78, (1965): 3.

[2] Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, (New York: Random House, 1989), p. 45.

[3] Jacques Vallée, Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact (New York, NY: Contemporary Books, 1988), 274.

[4] C. G. Jung, Flying Saucers, 108.

[5] Ibid., 109.

[6] Ted Peters, UFOs—God’s Chariots? Flying Saucers in Politics, Science, and Religion (Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1977), 9.

[7] Ibid., 25.

[8] Ibid., 25.

[9] “Heretic Among Heretics: Jacques Vallée Interview,” UFO Evidence, last accessed January 17, 2013, http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc839.htm.

[10] Ibid.

[11] Jacques Vallée, The Invisible College, 1.

[12] Jerome Clark, “Jacques Vallée Discusses UFO Control System,” UFO Evidence, original in FATE Magazine, 1978, online article last accessed February 5, 2013 http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc608.htm.

[13]Jacques Vallée, Dimensions, 178.

[14] A 2008 poll in America revealed that 56 percent of the respondents said it is either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that intelligent life exists on other planets but a decisive 74 percent of the eighteen- to twenty-four-year-olds believe alien life is likely, 33–48 percent of the population believes they have already visited Earth, and around 10 percent have personally seen a UFO. Scripps Survey, Research Center, “UFO Poll,” The Grand Rapids Press, July 20, 2008, last accessed January 22, 2013, http://search.proquest.com/docview/293660669?accountid=12085.

[15]Jacques Vallée, The Invisible College, 201–202.

[16]Ted Peters, UFOs—God’s Chariots?: Flying Saucers in Politics, Science, and Religion (Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1977), 147.

About Cris Putnam
Logos Apologia is the ministry of Cris D. Putnam. The mission of Logos Apologia is to show that logic, science, history and faith are complementary, not contradictory and to bring that life-changing truth to everybody who wants to know.

Comments

  1. WPSTNEWS says:

    The Masters of Wisdom, together forming the Spiritual Hierarchy, are the custodians of the Divine Plan for this planet. They have inspired all the great human achievements, working from behind the scenes through their disciples in every field of endeavor. The Masters guide and teach, but it is humanity itself, responding of its own free will to their stimulus, which creates each new civilization. Today, the Masters are returning to the outer world as a group for the first time in countless millennia.

    EMERGENCE OF MAITREYA & MASTERS OF WISDOM Lectures – UFOs & the Gathering of the Forces of Light Call Greg Pace 614-866-0859 for information
    share-international.org
    waynepeterson.com
    SOUL1;org

  2. Reichen says:

    I heard you on Coast a few hours ago. Double irony: I’ve been trying to tell Coast for the last 4 days of breaking news about Pope Benedict and Christ but they ignore it. And your interview is related. Pope Benedict acknowledged on his Facebook 4 days ago that Christ has returned. I am the only one ‘covering’ the story on my Twitter. Links, videos, photos, etc: http://www.twitter.com/PSIArmy Cheers!

    • Cris Putnam says:

      One thing we can know for sure is that if anyone claims Jesus has returned and it’s not readily apparent to the entire world then we know it is a false Christ. Jesus warned us specifically to expect just that and the way we would know His genuine return was that it would be unmistakable. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”(Mt 24:23–28)

    • Joseph D'Hippolito says:

      Reichen, you believe that such a claim is not a hoax? How do you know somebody didn’t hack into the Pope Emeritus’ Facebook account?.

  3. I totally agree with you. As an abductee who has recently come to the conclusion that “aliens” are demons, I am feeling the wrath of the “alien savior” UFO community. Here is an interview with me in the Tucson Weekly. Take a look at the comments. Some people are outraged that I’ve gone back to the Catholic Church.
    http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/messina/Content?category=1063807

    • Valerie Chapin says:

      Camille, you’ve just chosen to go into the belly of the beast, is all. Not outraged here, very sad for you though. What worked for me was getting deep into Scripture – and learning more of the original languages of Scripture/Bible. That way I know better what it actually says and means, in the language it was written in – and in the culture original to the time. I passed out for awhile when I first began really studying The Bible, back in the early 80′s. Stick with the alien/demon belief and turn yourself spiritually to The One Who can actually DO something FOR you to cleanse you from the alien contact – Awman-YA-El (Immanuel) Yahusha (known as (‘Jesus’) HaMashiach (THE Messiah) – Connecting with HIM and allowing HIM to lead you through HIS Ruach Qadusha (Holy Spirit) and allowing HIS Word (Debari-YA, Word of YAH) to focus your total attention on THE ALMIGHTY YAHUWEH and our Savior, Deliverer, Redeemer, and Who Loves you SO much, will show you Who really Loves you and has what it takes to destroy the works of the evil ones and their ways. Your Eyes and ears be open now, so you can freely hear NOT the evil ones, but instead, those from The Throne Room of The Almighty YAH of All Creation – who are Truly Kodesh (known as ‘holy’-but ‘holi’ was a pagan ‘god’ in ancient times too. Its all become so twisted….yuk!) I’ll be praying for you.

  4. Aaron says:

    I listened to the interview last night on Coast to Coast. I found it compelling, especially in the pitch dark, in the middle of the night.

    I will purchase the book & check it out, but as far as drawing any conclusions, I will wait to watch things unfold, if they do.

    Whenever a book like this come out, there is an enormous response from “Christians” using the Bible as a measuring stick of validity. I can’t understand doing that because the Bible does not stand as a universal source of authority on anything, so to criticize a book or document because it doesn’t fall in line with the biblical opinion is just ludicrous. The Bible is not the standard by which facts are determined.
    If your quest for truth begins and ends with the Bible, then you are a fool, and not really interested in what is true.

  5. Louthesaint says:

    As far as I am aware there are no valid UFO footage. There are some man made crafts according to(StanDeo) But many find it fascinating even “ear tickling” that demons and shape shifting reptilians buzz around in Ufo’s.
    It is an alternative end-Time teaching by the money spinners.

    • Cris Putnam says:

      Would you also call Dr Walter Martin a money spinner? He agreed with our hypothesis.

      • Cyberpriest says:

        ***SNIP this is for discussion of my post, not free advertising for our critics

        • Cris Putnam says:

          Gaylene Goodroad of herescope does not handle the biblical text responsibly nor deal with the arguments objectively. She was challenged to put up an exegetical argument 2 years ago and she couldn’t respond so she had her friend Pastor Larry respond and his argument was no better, they are not worth my time. Unfortunately they know little about the Hebrew language or the biblical backgrounds to the Old testament. It’s all emotion and fear for these folks. See this and this.

  6. Pam says:

    Know one noticed besides me it seems, that when pope frances came out at his unveiling, he lifted his
    hand and said something about the world not ending and laughed. All I could think was how mocking to
    God and his prophetic announcements.

    • Actually, he referenced that the cardinals went to the ends of the earth to elect him (in other words, all the way to Argentina). At first I thought what you said, then I read the transcript. Go to EWTN.com for complete coverage and a possible transcript.

      • Louthesaint says:

        The Catholic view is that the world is not ending, But that it is going into ’1000 year period of peace on earth’ in accord with the prophetic Marian messages.

        It is interesting to note that this is in agreement with the modern Pre-Mil teaching of most Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. The teaching of Jesus and that od His Apostles is very clear that the world will end on judgment day when he returns in Glory Mat25:31,32 2Thes2:6,7,8

        • louthesaint says:

          Here is one catholic link about the 1000 year peace http://www.ice540.com/m37.html

          • BT says:

            Lou, I think that scenario somehow also coincides with what has also been termed “the ideal era”.

            Before the messianic era begins, “in general, the peoples of the world will be divided into two main groups, the Israelitic and the non-Israelitic. The former will be righteous; they will live according to the wishes of one, universal God. All the other peoples, on the other hand, will be known for their detestable practices, idolatry, and similar acts of wickedness. They will be destroyed and will disappear from earth before the ushering in of the ideal era.” (p37) “Consequently idolatry and idol-worshippers, wicked people, unrighteous nations, will disappear from the earth.” (p39) Goodbye, Christians….”

            (Christians who worship Christ equating with “idolators”.)

            http://rense.com/general76/noahide.htm

          • louthesaint says:

            Greetings BT; It seems that this Messianic era of 1000 years has been well constructed within the theological frameworks of christendom.

            Anyone who reads the Garabandal linkhttp://www.ice540.com/m37.html cannot but see the exact pre-Mil doctrine of modern Evangelicalism.

            Ironically, most Evangelicals consider these Marian messages the work of the devil. But not Louthesaint, no sir. I’s reckon It is the same devil in a different cloak speaking with the same dragon tongue.

            I have no doubt that this foretold era of peace is the crux of the “strong delusion” 2Thes2:11

    • Cris Putnam says:

      Pam, I noticed he said “You went to the ends of the earth to find a pope” or something like that but I took that as a geographic reference more than a prophetic one.

  7. Joe says:

    Cris, keep up the good work. I’ve listened to you a few times on Coast to Coast and on various YouTube videos, and you speak frequently of the great deception coming to mankind. From my perspective in my life, my testimony would be that the great deception is how we as a society have found ourselves with an economic system where the disparity between rich and poor has never been greater in the history of the planet, and where there are people with billions of dollars and billions of people without a single dollar. I was wondering if you’ve ever spoken about the topics of Too Big To Fail, the 2008 financial crisis, the military industrial complex (for example, Paul Ryan’s recent Republican budget calling for $500B *more* military spending), and the like. I’m curious to hear your perspective on these matters.

    Peace & Love in JC
    Joe

  8. BT says:

    “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history..(and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins-or which is which)…the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

    http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

  9. BT says:

    For those who do not know the Bible, nor care for what it says, it is easy to see how one might be deceived, and indeed be longing for this “alien savior”.

    However, the Bible palinly tells us, and repeatedly, what to look for, as well as what not to believe, because God wants to keep us from that delusion that is coming upon those who do not have a love for the truth.

    So I ask the “Rapturists”…why would the Bible so plainly tell us what to expect, if at the same time He was telling us that we wouldn’t be here when it happens?

    Would that make any sense at all?

    • louthesaint says:

      BT: Many times i have pondered the same thing! Why the Obsession with some agenda that has no effect on ones belief? The belief that a ‘safety Zone’ for the church (7 years or 3.5 years) is part of that Lie associated with the delusion.
      Are we not of the same ‘Holy Root’ (Christ Jesus) as that of the Apostles who were led to the slaughter, or of the faithful whose Righteous Blood intoxicated the satanic Whore ‘Babylon the Great’

      Seems to me that there be a Last generation of christian ‘cowards’ being formed by False teachers and Prophets.

      There is no alien savior to be made manifest for any man. Only the satanic spirit of antichrist the Liar 1Jn2:22 2Thes2:11

      The Apostasy associated with the Lie festers within the apostate churches. (not the church)
      why would one look for antichrist in a Christ rejecting world? just as one would not look for false teachers and false prophets outside of the churches. Antichrist bites at the ‘heel’ of Christ’s seed Gen3:15

      The enemy is within the Temple! All of this jargon about Ufo’s is a distraction, part of the Lie within. The remnant people of God know it so.

      • Cris Putnam says:

        @lou

        The fact that Roman Catholicism is influenced and led astray by UFOs is a matter of public record. Fatima is a clear cut example of the RCC molding official church teaching based on a silvery disk in the sky. The doctrine of the assumption was defined in response to an opaque grey sphere dancing in the sky above the Vatican gardens in 1950, it’s a mtter of record because Pope Pius XII wrote it down in his own handwriting. A UFO inspired an official Marian dogma. Since the Marian phantasm dictates unbiblical doctrines like her own status a mediatrix (the bible says there is only one mediator between God and man) and purgatory we know it is a deceptive entity. The inescable fact is that Rome responds to UFOs and modifies its theology in response to them.

        @James / Michael

        As to the other debate concerning Mary’s name – a person is defined by their actions not their given name. My opinion on Mary is made clear in the chapter I wrote in Petrus Romanus: “The Occult Queen of Heaven” you can also find some content posted here where I compare Catholic dogma to scripture.

        • louthesaint says:

          Mr Putman;
          I am not denying the fact that there are supernatural manifestations (the demonic) within the realm of the natural. Fatima was such an occurrence, as such was the three orbs of light that was witnesses descending upon a pentecostal church in my locality.
          I have personally spoken with one devout catholic person who frequently saw a bright light within her surroundings.
          But it is a far stretch to imply that the dancing sun of Fatima was a UFO of the sort which is associated with the modern teachings of the nephilim (greys)
          I believe that there is greater validity in saying that Fatima was a manifestation of the “angel of light” in accord with the teaching of the Apostle Paul 2Cor11:14

          There are those in Rome who like De-Chardain as you rightly pointed out that have and are still investigating the frontiers of outer-space for connectivity with extraterrestrials, However, the Catholic church within the context of its dogma does not teach that ‘the great deception centre upon a revealing’ of sorts.
          I welcome Open discussion concerning these issues such as Ufo’s, Marian apparitions, demonology, ect: People are entitled to their views, as you rightly encourage (Speak Your Mind) But what I am finding is that a lot of this Nephilim Ufo theory is being taught as truth, and if challenged or questioned there results an attitude similar to that which is found in Rome’s prideful ecclesiastic nature. That to me gives greater concern!

          • Cris Putnam says:

            But it is a far stretch to imply that the dancing sun of Fatima was a UFO of the sort which is associated with the modern teachings of the nephilim (greys)

            I don’t recall mentioning greys or nephilim, I simply argued it was a deceptive entity which you seem to agree to. It was not the sun – if had been the sun the entire planet would have known it, the fact only the people in Fatima saw it proves it was a local phenomenon. Plus if the sun moved like that the gravity would fling the earth into space and kill everyone. Nephilim means “giant” and I see them in the Old Testament. I don’t teach a nephilim ufo theory.

          • louthesaint says:

            Yes, of course it was not the sun, it only appeared to be so. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBIs8cuIwTo
            Fatima is about Marian deception and not UFO. There are many who say the contrary.
            Mr Putman It is good to hear that you abstain from such fanciful doctrine.

            It is a concern however that this doctrine is gaining great momentum among christians.

            It is always best to not go beyond what is written, specifically if one professes to be in the ministry of the word.

          • Cris Putnam says:

            Lou – they saw a grey or silver disc is the sky – it was not the sun or the whole world would have seen it – so it is by definition a UFO = Unidentified Flying Object. The Marian connection comes only from the channeling of 3 gullible children. What the crowd witnessed was a UFO, that much is unassailable.

  10. louthesaint says:

    Mr Putman, have you considered that the Dancing sun of Fatima is connected to the Jesuit emblem of the ‘Sun’

    Ti’s the catholic Mary’s Ever Virgin (Ignatius’s whore) that be the thrust of Rome’s antichrist agenda!

    So Now there be a Jesiut papa at the forefront of the “affairs” WITH the world Rev17:2

  11. Terry says:

    Hi Chris.
    Fr. José Gabriel Funes, S.J., an Argentine Jesuit priest and astronomer, is the current Vatican Observatory Director. In an interview on May 14, 2008 he was quoted as saying that the possible existence of intelligent extraterrestrials did not contradict church teaching and ruling out the existence of aliens would be like “putting limits” on God’s creative freedom. He has speculated that such alien life forms could even be “free from Original Sin … [remaining] in full friendship with their creator.

    Do you know if he has more in common with Pope Francis, in addition to being a Jesuit priest from Argentina working at the Vatican, extraterrestrially speaking, of course? Thanks.

  12. I think that we are living in the last day when prince of darkness will deceive many even of faith and will be great falling away from God and this deception is happening known through out the world today so human is getting close to the end time.

  13. Aaron says:

    For the most part, the faith of most Christians is based on the assumption that the Bible is factually valid, as well as the lessons it contains. But it is a compilation of documents which are thousands of years old.
    When you ask why many Christians believe, they usually refer to the ressurection or miracles Jesus performed. So it seems like, if you can perform the best magic trick, then what you speak is true…?
    I don’t buy that.

    Why couldn’t Jesus be an ET? Or a hybrid ET/Human? Why are Christians so quick to dismiss that possibility in favor of preferring magic tricks with no explanation.

    The Bible was written by people with NO knowledge of science or any way to explain the things they may have witnessed. This doesn’t mean they can’t or shouldn’t be explained.

    Doubting Thomas got a bad rap. But he may have been the most sensible of all the deciples, for not allowing himself to be taken advantage of another potential magician. Parlor tricks don’t prove the truth.

  14. Catherine says:

    Chris, I believe, as you seem to, that this is all about demonic activity. If you are open to this notion, why is it not reasonable to think that God has allowed Mary, the mother of Jesus, to be present to counteract evil forces in the world? After all, the fact that she bore Jesus means that she is worthy and beautiful. Remember, Catholics do not worship Mary but rather honour her. Hopefully all Christians hold her in high esteem. Even Muslims do so.

    I have experienced a solar phenomenon similar to Fatima, at a Marian shrine on the 75th anniversary of Fatima. It was amazingly beautiful and re-assuring, with multi-coloured rays emanating from the sun, and seemingly an almost full eclipse with a corona all around the edges of the sun. It is not that long now until the 100th anniversary of Fatima in 2017. You also mention that the people at Fatima were afraid of this solar phenomenon. Is that really surprising? It is not uncommon in Scriptures that those who saw angels were at first afraid. It is not an everyday occurance!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. [...] ExoVaticana: The Powers & Principalities’ Alien Savior Mythos!  by Cris Putnam, http://www.logosapologia.org/  In reference to my discussion tonight with George Noory on Coast to Coast, the UFO phenomenon is nuanced, complex, multidimensional, and, above all, uncooperative to analyze. No matter what one believes, it cannot be denied that a UFO mythos permeates modern culture. It subtly animates and steers cultural consciousness. A myth is a tale believed as true. It’s usually sacred, and is set in the distant past, otherworlds, or other parts of the world featuring heroic, superhuman, or nonhuman characters.[1] In this sense, the alien invasion has already occurred. Psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim explains: “Myths and fairy stories both answer the eternal questions: What is the world really like? How am I to live my life in it? How can I truly be myself?”[2] Myths answer fundamental worldview questions. Thus, rather than trying to explain flying saucer propulsion technology, perhaps we are better served by asking what sort of worldview it promotes. Jacques Vallée has pointed out, “If UFOs are acting at the mythic and spiritual level it will be almost impossible to detect it by conventional methods.”[3] It is important to analyze how myths function in order to assess how the UFO phenomenon shapes public opinion. – UFO accounts influence society in subtle yet important ways. The mythos has a factual basis—photographs and video, physical effects, radar data, radiation signatures, ground impressions, abductees with physical trauma—that cannot be dismissed. Yet, the mythic elements forecast a future evolution, communion with our space brothers, and the savior from above. By examining its mythological impact, perhaps we can discern something about its true intent. From a literary and psychological perspective, the UFO myth evokes psychic symbols deep in our unconscious minds, influencing our thinking and worldview. A range of experts—Carl Jung, Jacques Vallée, and Ted Peters, among others—recognizes that a UFO savior myth is molding modern man, irrespective of contact. Many people who have never seen a UFO still believe in them. In this way, the phenomenon exerts broad influence with minimal exposure. After a brief examination of myth, we will suggest a connection between Jacques Vallée’s control-system hypothesis and biblical theology in order to draw some conclusions. – Jung saw this mythos as filling the gap left by the waning Christian consensus. Speaking to secularization, he wrote: “The dominating idea of a mediator and god who became man, after having thrust the old polytheistic beliefs into the background, is now in its turn on the point of evaporating. Untold millions of so called Christians have lost their belief in a real and living mediator.”[4] He argued that secularized man projects his deep psychological need for a savior and that the UFO mythos “has a highly suggestive effect and grows into a savior myth whose basic features have been repeated countless times.”[5] He saw them as a replacement for Christ. No matter what the underlying reality is behind UFOs, the myth is molding culture and forming a worldview. We think this is by design. – Building on Jung’s analysis, Lutheran theologian Ted Peters writes, “I suggest that the study of UFOs has the appearance of being scientific—hence, it offers the opportunity to discuss religious feelings in seemingly scientific terms. Whether we say it in public or not, many of us believe science is good and religion is bad. Science is for modern educated people; religion is for old-fashioned superstitious people.”[6] He suggests that some people see aliens as diplomats or scientific explorers, but his third explanatory model, the “celestial savior,” resonates best with our hypothesis.[7] This savior model, common in channeled messages and contactee literature, was thought to be a projection of Cold War angst. Peters writes: “He or she is the messiah from a ‘heavenly’ civilization where there is peace and no more war. In this religious model, we believe that the reason for the alien mission to earth is to help us achieve the same utopian level of existence that the aliens have.”[8] Similarly, astrobiology and SETI serves this religious need as much as, if not more than, a scientific one. Yet, there is compelling evidence UFOs are not space aliens.  In 1990, Jacques Vallée published a paper, “Five Arguments against the Extraterrestrial Origin of Unidentified Flying Objects,” in the Journal of Scientific Exploration arguing against the space alien explanation. His opposition is discounted by many prominent ufologists, prompting Vallée to refer to himself as a “heretic among heretics.”[9] He adds humorously, “I will be disappointed if UFOs turn out to be nothing more than spaceships.”[10] But this begs the question of what he thinks UFOs really are… – read more! [...]

  2. [...] ExoVaticana: Get Ready For The Alien Savior Of Powers And Principalities [...]

  3. [...] What is the world really like? How am I to live my life in it? How can I truly be myself?”[2] Myths answer fundamental worldview questions. Thus, rather than trying to explain flying saucer [...]

  4. [...] What is the world really like? How am I to live my life in it? How can I truly be myself?”[2] Myths answer fundamental worldview questions. Thus, rather than trying to explain flying saucer [...]

  5. [...] past, otherworlds, or other parts of the world featuring heroic, superhuman, or nonhuman characters.[1] In this sense, the alien invasion has already occurred. Psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim explains: [...]

  6. [...] alien savior mythos about ET redeemers form above preventing a nuclear holocaust is advanced in several scenes. Much of [...]

  7. [...] alien savior mythos about ET redeemers form above preventing a nuclear holocaust is advanced in several scenes. Much of [...]

  8. [...] Jacques Vallée has pointed out, “If UFOs are acting at the mythic and spiritual level it will be almost impossible to detect it by co…” [...]

Speak Your Mind