MembersHow alleged extraterrestrials led to my existential crisis

If aliens are real, then God and I need to have a real conversation; I thought our story was the only story.

By Oriel Moran | | Topics: Faith
Did God create this entire universe just for us? Or are there others? And does it matter? Photo by Shir Torem/Flash90
Did God create this entire universe just for us? Or are there others? And does it matter? Photo by Shir Torem/Flash90

“Aliens are just demonic encounters” was the biblical answer my charismatic Christian upbringing offered in response to alleged UFO (unidentified flying objects) sightings on the news and interviews with supposed alien abductees. These were hoaxes and jokes, widespread conspiracy theories invented by delusional fame-seekers who always spot the most unbelievable phenomena but can rarely provide evidence or witnesses to prove their claims (how convenient).

Small grey men with three fingers, bulging heads, and big black eyes make for epic scripts and 90’s Hollywood blockbusters, but no one in their right mind would believe such nonsense, right?

Fast forward to July of 2023, when the US Congress held a hearing regarding claims that the government was in possession of UAPs (unidentified anomalous phenomena, the replacement word for “UFO”) and non-human biologics. Whistleblower David Grusch, a United States Air Force officer and former intelligence official, claimed that activity from the UAPs has been hostile and aggressive, people have been injured, and the government has been hiding a decades-long secret from the public. And don’t even get me started on the alleged mummified...

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One response to “How alleged extraterrestrials led to my existential crisis”

  1. Lois Heal Bright says:

    Thank you, Oriel, for sharing your thoughts on this subject. In contemplating the mysteries of our universe, I am thankful to know God loves us and tells us, “..we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities..against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) For this reason God has provided us with His spiritual armor including the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of His righteousness, the shield of faith, and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. (vs. 13-17)
    God’s overwhelming love draws us to Him–there is no other power in our universe that loves us as our Lord Jesus who has given Himself for our redemption!

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