Angels, and Roswell
famous Canadian Science Fiction novelist
Mark A. Carter writes about
biblical aliens mistaken as
Angels, close encounters, our place in the universe,
and the Roswell crash.
unknown to 99% of humanity
on this pale blue planet of ours, is vast beyond comprehension.
I have to admit that I cannot fathom numbers larger than a
hundred billion. The universe is filled with
billions of galaxies, like the
Milky Way, the galaxy in which we reside somewhere near
the outer rim. Each galaxy has several
hundred billion stars. Many of those stars have planets
that are inhabited by life, and some of them by intelligent,
space-faring aliens. Read: SETI
and the Drake Equation for the calculation that scientists use
to estimate intelligent alien life in our galaxy.
The only thing
that separates any of us travelling to each other is distance
and time, and the level of our technology. As long as we continue
to play with rocket technlogy, we will never travel to the stars.
We need something other. Perhaps, if the reports of alien visitation
to Earth are true, aliens from wherever have journeyed here using
technology that is indeed other, perhaps harnessing gravity.
Perhaps, if reports of alien abductions and breeding experiments
are true they have been altering us into something more evolved;
and, if reports about the Roswell
crash and alien retrieval are true, our techology has
been advanced by alien help or by reverse engineering of recovered
alien technology. God knows
we human beings could use help in both areas.
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind to experience
a benign and wonderous first contact.
See The Day the Earth Stood
Still to receive a warning. To experience alien invasion,
see Independence Day,
Invaders from Mars,
Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
War of The Worlds.
To watch a funny take the alien
invasion film, see Mars Attacks!
And to watch a film about aliens living and working in
our midst, see Men in Black,
Is this an Angel?
Is it an alien?
Could it be both?
As for the question
about Angels being aliens, they most definitely are. They are
of a certain type, long lived, possessing powers beyond our comprehension,
and a way of thinking that is not us. Let us not forget that
Superman, as imagined by
Jerry Siegel and Joel Shuster
in their graphic novels
by the same name, was an alien with superior powers. He was based
on Overman or
Übermensch, a term coined by
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
is our hubris as human beings
to think we are so advanced ethically, morally, and technologically
when we are so uncivilized. Despite our blue pin-striped suits,
our great technological achievement is either to use uranium
to blow things up or to boil water.
Big deal ... Compared to cave men, perhaps we are advanced.
Compared to Angels, we are not. We have much to learn and far
to go genetically if we are to evolve into something resembling
Angels or baby Gods far in
the future, as I imagine in
Tellusian Seed, and as Arthur C. Clarke
and Stanley Kubrick
2001: A Space Odyssey. Learn about alien Angels in the
Bible. Read: Close
Encounters of the Sacred Kind.
Hephzibah of Heaven, I refer to
Heaven as an alien realm,
and to the Trinity,
and to the Chorus that inhabits
Heaven as aliens. And I refer
to evolved future man as Homo angelicus.
I believe that
nothing unreal exists. So
many people have believed in Angels and Gods and continue to
believe in them, despite this graceless age in which we live,
that they must be real. It is funny that we believe in the science
fiction aliens we read about and view, but so many people are
unwilling to believe in these older alien visitors and benefactors.
We need to see with better eyes and bow our heads in veneration
before something greater than ourselves.
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