tiltbillings wrote:It strikes me as tinfoil hat stuff.
Pink_Trike might be able to help with that, if he ever comes back.Orbiting-Awareness wrote:tiltbillings wrote:It strikes me as tinfoil hat stuff.
Hahaha! Ya know, that would only work if you covered your entire body in tin foil? But in all seriousness, how many ancient accounts are there of powerful "Gods" coming to earth, Burning rings from the heavens, ect? I'm curious to see how many can be collected here.
tiltbillings wrote:Pink_Trike might be able to help with that, if he ever comes back.
Kim O'Hara wrote:tiltbillings wrote:Pink_Trike might be able to help with that, if he ever comes back.
You mean he's gone off with the aliens??
Why wasn't I told???
I would have given anything to go with him ... well, except ... ummm ... stuff that's really really important to me like ... ummmm ... my favourite ballpoint pen and ... stuff like that.
cooran wrote:But then there is this:
Are there Aliens or flying saucers / UFO's in the Bible? What happened at Roswell?
Sanghamitta wrote:Orbiting Awareness, will Aliens should they exist, prevent your experience of Dukkha ? And if they exist and are sentient beings are they likely to be free of Dukkha?
Kare wrote:Of course there are aliens in deep space. The Mahapadana Suttanta (DN 14) tells us about them:
Even in those spaces which are between the worlds, baseless, murky and dark, and where even moon and sun, so wondrous and mighty, cannot prevail to give light, even there is made manifest this infinite and splendid radiance, passing the glory of the gods. And those beings who happen to be existing there, perceiving each other by that radiance, say: "Verily there be other beings living here!"
meindzai wrote:These days I choose to think in probabilities rather than whether things are possible or not. The probability that any species will be able to overcome the limitations of physics, before destroying themselves as a civilization or their world dying- highly improbable. Aliens actually overcoming the mind boggling limitations of physics, traveling trillions of light years in highly manueverable spacecraft - and then crashing in a corn field? Really, quite highly unlikely.
As for the bible, most of the descriptions of supernatural events are borrowed from earlier myths from egyptian and Babylonian mythology, then re-edited to comply with monotheism.