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The one thing about the new deal with Iran that should make everyone extremely uneasy is this: Israel doesn’t like it. They say we have made a big mistake. The Israelis, who have one of the most formidable intelligence networks in the world, say the Iranians have pulled a fast one on the West with this agreement. When you stop and remember that the Iranian mullahs are the ones who defend suicide bombers, who strap explosives onto their bodies and walk into public places where they blow themselves up, murdering and maiming innocent men, women, and children with no remorse, it’s not hard to understand why civilized people everywhere cringe at the idea of a nuclear-enabled Iran. The respected, conservative Weekly Standard has this take on it (“Abject Surrender by the United States”). Also, check out CNN’s “Twenty Questions about the Iran Nuclear Deal”.
In the 1996 blockbuster film Independence Day, directed by Roland Emmerich, the President of the United States (played by actor Bill Pullman) learns that aliens crash landed near Roswell, NM, shortly after the close of World War 2. He is told that their bodies were spirited away to a top-secret military facility in Nevada known as Area 51. It’s one of the movie’s sub-plots.
In developing his fictional storyline, Emmerich drew on events that are believed by some to have happened in 1947. That’s when, on Independence Day of that year, a rancher in New Mexico reportedly found debris from a crashed UFO on his property. Air Force officials later told him that what had crashed on his property was a weather balloon. However, true believers in UFOs found that explanation profoundly unsatisfying. An entire industry subsequently grew up around the Roswell incident. Rumors persisted that the government was trying to cover up the fact that a UFO had crashed on earth. Some reports even said that the bodies of aliens had been recovered. The City of Roswell has embraced the UFO legend for more than half a century and does a brisk tourist business catering to UFO enthusiasts and curiosity seekers. For info from the History Channel about the Roswell incident,click here. Read more →
This is the Achilles heel of the Darwinian view of the universe.
If the building blocks of biological life are present on other planets where conditions are similar to earth, and if life arises spontaneously under such conditions and evolves into ever-higher and more advanced forms of life, then it is inconceivable that intelligent life similar to humankind hasn’t evolved on other worlds. In fact, in some regions of the galaxy that are “older” than ours, evolutionary scientists are persuaded that civilizations much more advanced than ours may have arisen. This has given rise to efforts like SETI (the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) and its never-ending quest to establish contact with alien civilizations.
We discussed this in my Star Trek article in the July-August issue of Messianic Perspectives: click here
It’s true that some believers get bogged down in theological minutiae (hair-splitting) that is, for the most part, pointless.
One of my children reminded me recently that I’m a pretty opinionated guy–and maybe a little bit too much so. There’s a part of me that wants everyone to agree with me on everything because, of course, my view is the “correct” one!