Major Three Monotheistic religions: UFO Sightings?

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When we talk about revelation in the three major religions (christianity, islam, judiasiam) the "word" of god was revealed to a single individual. god spoke to moses, the angel gave mohammad the koran, and the resurrection of jesus was witnessed by <10 people. these people then revealed it to the masses.

how come ufo sightings are always revealed to a single individual in a remote area and then that person tries to reveal it to us?

why don't we give the same credibility to ufo sighters as we do to the people who supposedly recieved the word from god?

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Quote AYE.JAY:why don't we give the same credibility to ufo sighters as we do to the people who supposedly recieved the word from god?

It seems to me the god fiction does come from a single source, and by its nature is unverifiable (has to be a personal belief). Given all the billions of potentially life supporting planets, the chance of a real UFO contact is billions of times greater than the infinitesimal chance of there being a god. However, UFO contacts should be verifiable. Until UFO contacts are verified, they deserve the same basic incredibility as the god concept.

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maraden
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There have probably been far, far fewer UFO sightings than experiences of gods. And the occupantns of UFOs have not given us stories.

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SueN
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Tsk tsk. Who would believe such chatter as "Thou shalt not kill" or "God is love" unless it were claimed to be divinely inspired?.

An internal experience of the infinite is an experience of God. Some call it something else. Some call it enlightenment, some call it self-actualization, some call it self-awareness, some call it nuts. And it happens,

Experience love at the level of infinite and you know all there is that is worth knowing...then there is still life to contend with. So say the great masters and those who have done it.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

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Quote polycarp2:

Experience love at the level of infinite and you know all there is that is worth knowing...then there is still life to contend with. So say the great masters and those who have done it.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

"loving is the most creative force in the Universe,

the memory of loving, the most destructive"

'In fact, I believe that the traditional Western, monotheistic-oriented view of transcendence is one of the most important aspects of a fundamentally dualistic view of the universe that has pervaded Western thought for two and a half millennia. We see it emerging in the Western tradition as early as the Presocratic thinker Anaxagoras (c.500-428 B.C.), who posited a pure Mind which “is infinite and self-ruling and is mixed with nothing but is alone by itself.”[6] This notion got taken up by Plato for whom, in the words of the great classicist Francis Cornford, “the immortal thinking soul, which alone knows reality, is sharply distinguished from the body, with which are associated the lower faculties of sense, emotion, and desire.”[7] Then, with the rise of Christianity, we see the merging of a Hebrew omnipotent God with Plato’s body/soul division, to construct a universe where the cosmic dualism of an eternal God above ruling a material world below is paralleled by a human dualism of an eternal soul ruling the mortal body."

http://liology.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/transcendence-or-immanence-you-c...

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Bamboo wrote: "loving is the most creative force in the Universe,

the memory of loving, the most destructive"

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Absolutely so. Loving is in the experientially present...memory of loving, being in the past, isn't so...except in a filing cabinet of the mind. Attempts at recapturing what isn't keeps one from living/loving in the present. It's destructive.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

polycarp2
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I don't like to live in the past, either, but isn't it better to have loved and remember it, than to have never have loved at all?

Maybe i am missing something here, but I don't get this characterization of the memory of loving, as being a destructive force. It could prevent people from moving forward, but it could also inspire them to move forward.

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