If you've ever studied some of the surviving writings of different ancient civilizations (I have), you will have found an interesting common thread---that at some point in earth's history we were visited by beings "from above." Many theories have been proposed but the most credible ones suggest that an advanced race of beings made contact with humans in the past. Of course, the details may be off, but isn't it strange that all major ancient civilizations tell the same story? Have you researched this subject? If so, what do you think?
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What you are saying is definitely a possiblity, though how a South American civilzation could have the same story as a Middle Eastern one would pose a problem. And no, maybe they can't be proven beyond doubt, but they certainly are a possibility.
So it's not strange that civilizations from different parts of the world have similar stories? I think you're dismissing it without a good basis. Have you ever research any ancient texts? Also, the study of DNA supports this theory.
I've found the Summerian, Egyptian, and Hebrew texts to be the most intriguing. For instance, the Biblical book of Genesis only starts to make real sense when viewed through the perspective of an advanced race visiting earth.
Yes, exactly. When read in the context that there are two groups, humans and 'others', it does make way more sense. When charting out the ages given, there were long living descendants up until the time of Abraham, which makes them the 'other gods'.
It's weird because this perspective makes so much sense. Especially in light of the fact that in recent years more and more info is coming to the surface about extraterrestrial happenings. Previously classified info is becoming available.
True, but it also doesn't mean they have to be fictional. The idea that extraterrestrials have at some point vistited our planet is not too far-fetched to be dismissed. Thanks for your opinion.
Thanks, Ruth. I can see why you would have reservations. Even I think some things are probably inaccurat. It's just interesting that the more you study this subject, the more "dots" get connected and things start making more sense.
I haven't watched any TV shows on the subject. The more you know about the ancient texts the more it makes sense. The Christian creation story is bunk and strict Darwinism has it's limits. That's why this subject deserves some investigation.
Well I wouldn’t classify the Christian creation story as “bunk”. I mean, we don’t even know very clearly where it comes from do we? Those stories are often plagiarized.
By "bunk" I mean untrue. Knowing the exact origin of a text is not vital to deeming it true or not.
Actually, there's good reason to consider it's not bunk. The reason the story of 'beings from above' is so prevalent is because of the events those books are describing. They can be found in history. The timeline of Genesis and the events described.
I think you misunderstand me, Jeremy. I said the CHRISTIAN VERSION is bunk. That is, that an all powerful, invisible "God" actually reached down and made clay into man and that Lucifer is evil, etc...
Oh no, that's what I mean. What's described in Genesis happened in an already populated world. And all of those other mythologies are a testament of that. Adam was God introducing free will into the world. Civilization was the result.
Interesting, but I don't buy it. It seems more likely that Genesis is telling the same story as the Summerian texts, as so on, rather than being a separate story. It's pretty far-fetched to say "Adam is God."
The biblical explanation for creation I wouldn't so much call "plagiarism", rather scientifically relevant to its time. They had no knowledge of the world as we do today. I think they were just attempting to create a hypothesis that made sense.
I don't buy that they're copied. It's much more likely that they shared common history and both wrote about the same events. For them to adopt the Sumerian version and put them in a timeline that lines up with actual events is unlikely.
I think the same, “plagiarized” might have been wrong. But traditions that are passed down like that might very well explain the mysterious connections in ancient Sumerian tablets and others of the like, that speak of deities come from the skies.
I have little knowledge of the ancient texts, so I cannot adequately debate within the topic. I will make it a point to research some.
What I was really getting at with my original answer (a lot of it was cut, didn’t notice until today) is that these myths are a product of elements universal to the human experience and affect us all no matter the cultural barriers that keep us apart
Right, and they claim these beings taught them things we know they actually did first, before any other culture. They were one of the most prolific in inventions and give full credit to these gods they claim lived among them.
I meant it in the sense that fertility and birth, death, natural phenomena, a magical connection to celestial bodies and animals, etc., are represented in most cultures cuz they share experiences universal to humans. It's not surprising they coincide