A few musings on an analogy to the UFO/UAP goings-on

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I'm struck by the obliviousness being demonstrated by the news media with regard to this topic, which for its potential impact on humanity dwarfs all the immediate frantic goings on and turmoils that presently obsess our population. Just a very small minority follow the UFO/UAP news. For the very most part, coverage is concentrated on the tragedy and suffering of the Israel-Hamas war, and other local to the immediate time issues like politics (including the turmoil in the House), the looming defunding of the Federal government, and the impending Presidential election. 

This all reminds me of a sad analogy: the image of a researcher exploring the wildlife coming upon a large anthill. He stops to study the interesting tiny creatures for an extended time period, examining and recording their biology and social structure and preoccupation with foraging for food, battles with other colonies, continuing construction of their habitation, and the aging of their queen. He uses tiny robotic probes to record all their minute goings-on without seriously disturbing the creatures. He is struck by how tragic it is for the ants that they are so preoccupied by their local minute concerns, when in reality the researcher's compatriots are contemplating the upcoming razing of the anthill, an action which is (unfortunately for the ongoing ant research) coming up as the next step in a forest clearing operation to make room for another housing development. 

If only the tiny ant creatures could realize their immediate predicament, they might just be able to relocate their anthill habitat elsewhere out of the developer's path. But unfortunately for them their own very primitive nature prohibits them from realizing their predicament. Amazingly, a small number of the tiny creatures have overcome their genetically programmed predilections and gotten interested in the strange robotic probes and their apparent interest in their ant activities, but too little too late. The anthill as a whole has way too large a momentum down its instinctual path.
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(2023-11-12, 03:37 PM)nbtruthman Wrote: I'm struck by the obliviousness being demonstrated by the news media with regard to this topic, which for its potential impact on humanity dwarfs all the immediate frantic goings on and turmoils that presently obsess our population. Just a very small minority follow the UFO/UAP news. For the very most part, coverage is concentrated on the tragedy and suffering of the Israel-Hamas war, and other local to the immediate time issues like politics (including the turmoil in the House), the looming defunding of the Federal government, and the impending Presidential election. 

I think victims of the Israel-Hamas war would fiercely disagree with you!  From a Christian perspective, the goings on in the middle-east and their offshoots in other countries are exactly what we should be looking out for re the end times and the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.  The importance far outweighs that of  your alien visitation fantasies!!!
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(2023-12-04, 10:45 AM)Brian Wrote: I think victims of the Israel-Hamas war would fiercely disagree with you!  From a Christian perspective, the goings on in the middle-east and their offshoots in other countries are exactly what we should be looking out for re the end times and the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.  The importance far outweighs that of  your alien visitation fantasies!!!

I'm wondering why now in the 21st Century are the end times upon us, when in every other case throughout the centuries they failed to materialise, the world kept on spinning and the sun still rose on people, good and bad alike, in the morning?
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(2023-12-04, 11:09 AM)Typoz Wrote: I'm wondering why now in the 21st Century are the end times upon us, when in every other case throughout the centuries they failed to materialise, the world kept on spinning and the sun still rose on people, good and bad alike, in the morning?

I might add, lest this is seen as very off-topic in this thread, that my feelings are that any possible forthcoming UFO/UAP revelation seems questionable too. I don't doubt the many experiences which people may have with sightings or contact with something, but I'm much less enthusiastic about anything new or significant  currently happening or about to take place.
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(2023-12-04, 02:01 PM)Typoz Wrote: I might add, lest this is seen as very off-topic in this thread, that my feelings are that any possible forthcoming UFO/UAP revelation seems questionable too. I don't doubt the many experiences which people may have with sightings or contact with something, but I'm much less enthusiastic about anything new or significant  currently happening or about to take place.

Yeah I do think something has happened, that people have these experiences and they are not just mere hallucinations.

But I just look at the data and it is hard for me to see any kind of alien agenda, any more than I can see one with the varied spirit encounters.

Also the commonalities between certain Weird encounters, ranging from mythical beings to aliens, seem quite important to me. I do agree that these are important, but not because aliens are coming to take over or any such worry - rather I think our species' hope lies in the rejection of the materialist faith and the poisoned fruits it inevitably yields...

Quote:And day by day, the angels come to us and cry - Awake! Awake!

  -Mark Booth
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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