|Patrick Cooke, is the editor / author of The Bible UFO Connection. He is an
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Apocrypha, and has produced the videos Spirits in the Sky and UFOs - The
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The Extraterrestrial Paradigm - Are Aliens Really "Alien"?
by Patrick CookePosted: 13:00 October 8, 2007
"The world is not a prison house but a kind of spiritual kindergarten where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell God with all the wrong blocks,"
Edwin Arlington Robinson
No greater dilemma confronts mankind than the truth of why humanity is here, and where it is going. The range of thought on the answers to these questions spans the extremes. From a simple accidental origin, to an equally accidental future, the scientific view is a theoretical crap shoot. From a divine beginning, to a confusing choice between burning in a horrible hell, or a relaxing paradise, religion is just another gamble offering better odds. Even more blurry, and highly qualified for oxymoron status, is the cross between science and religion, theistic evolution. In the wide reality gap left is the realm of alternative speculation. Considering the weak foundation of evidence, and dim promises offered by the orthodox answers, the intelligent mind tends to gravitate toward the more logical alternatives.
In the search for truth, a number of sign posts seem to be leading to one conclusion, we are not alone, and may never have been. UFOs in ancient writings, the historical record, and our modern skies, give undeniable and conclusive testimony to the constant presence of a civilization populating our skies, yet keeping their distance. On terra firma there is evidence of an advanced culture in our past whose technological power defies modern scientific, engineering, and architectural understanding. In our ancient writings there is a massive record of an advanced culture interacting with humanity in every corner of the globe. Different names, but all possessing unlimited miraculous power, including flight in strange vehicles of every description, and all are claiming to have the great answers to humanity's past, and future. They all called them the gods.
An analysis of the evidence should lead to the logical conclusion that the powerful gods of ancient record, the advanced beings who left incredible technological evidence scattered all over the planet, and the obvious highly advanced technological power witnessed in the awe-inspiring actions of unidentified flying objects in our skies, must be connected. What has actually happened is more fascinating than this logical conclusion itself.
Although life on other planets has been a speculative concept throughout history, it took on a new image in the late 18th Century when Mars received some undeserved attention; rumors of a civilization on the planet were spawned. The discovery of what some believed to be actual waterways, or canals, by Giovanni Schiaparelli, an Italian astronomer in 1877, set the stage for, what has proven to be, the worst case of mistaken identity in human history. Twenty years later H.G. Wells wrote the popular book, "The War of the Worlds", which was the first major work to introduce the concept of the "alien invader" into popular culture.
From the introductory text of the book we find: "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water... No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable... At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise..."