What if you found out that God, was actually an alien race and that the name God itself was just their name. Like people living on earth might be called earthlings...
I am curious about how religious people would react to finding out that god does exist, but not just as he is imagine. Would you abandon your faith? If so why?
The probability of this is not zero.
In fact, we are an experiment. Fellow Lab Rats Unite!
Nah. I already saw that in a movie, or something similar. I think it was an old episode of Star Trek. Fantasy doesn't inspire me to lose my Faith.
Not star trek, got the idea from the movie the fourth kind. The alien called himself god.
The concept has been being kicked around for centuries, actually. The Enlightenment blew out religion for the deep thinkers in a way that hadn't happened since the Greeks unraveled their religion a few thousand years back. (For example, most of the Founding Fathers in America were holding their noses using "God" in the founding documents, and they went out of their way not to mention Christianity at all. Epicureans and Deists in all the most brilliant spots).
The more science can explain, the harder it is for charlatans and posers to make some shiny lights go off and convince unquestioning masses that they can have access to God... for a price and supplication. Etc.
Doesn't remove the possibility of God, just keeps blowing out the popular story collections... albeit slowly and, sadly, often with lots of war, misery and death.
Scientology and even the Mormon faith show how hard modernity is trying to make a new religion that fits with the new learning of the modern world, but I suspect both are too closely connected with their predecessors--and too well documented in their man-made origins given the nature of communication since Gutenberg--to stick. Someone needs to pull off the epic "Aliens land on the White House Lawn" trick and then do the new religion out of that. Someone WILL do that, it's just a matter of how and who.
Then we will all see it on TV and we'll all be happy because we'll have the new answer to everything and we can start converting the dipsh!ts who don't get it with our newfound "certainty" of how it all works.
People are nuts, all of us, with various conditios and attitudes, thoughts and intents
I thought the Mormon faith was started by the belief that an alien came down from space and provided Joseph Smith with the
golden book, which is what the book of Mormon is dictated/translated from. I can't remember the alien's name though...
If God turned out to be a three headed snake with bad breath I would still love him, its the message, not the package its wrapped in.
Facts don't appear to sway believers, no matter what.
That'd be pretty crazy! Haha.
Abandon my faith? Hmm. I don't know, there's still so many questions unanswered. But that'd be a pretty intense event.
I don't know, I often feel like I'm visiting an alien planet here on earth.
How can the human race have so many different beliefs?
Maybe we live amongst aliens.. maybe we are aliens.
Panspermia is more believable compared to bible. It is the concept used in many movies like - journey to planet mars, prometheus and many other.
What I find interesting is that, believers will still love their gods even if they're chosen as a sacrificial goat just like they showed it in movie - Alien vs Predator. So if some random alien tricked Christians by dressing himself like jesus and lured them to some sacrificial area, they'll happily do it in the name of faith.
When I first read the post, I thought you were talking about Mormonism.
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