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Two recent news stories:

1) Lots and lots of government UFO files are in the process of being declassified and released to the public.

2) The Vatican sez that extraterrestrial beings are part of "God's plan."

Are we being prepared for the Big Announcement?

 
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If you received an invite to the GOF or you are a high ranking government official or immediate family member of either you are safe. Everyone else will probably be used for feed or research.


Or fuel for their spaceships, don't forget fuel!
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xanadan wrote:
Two recent news stories:

1) Lots and lots of government UFO files are in the process of being declassified and released to the public.

2) The Vatican sez that extraterrestrial beings are part of "God's plan."

Are we being prepared for the Big Announcement?

It might be if the contact you're referring is the very First Contact of All, the contact that extraterrestrials are now presumed to have had with primitive humans as outlined in the texts of the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian cuniform tablets.
 
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the contact that extraterrestrials are now presumed to have had with primitive humans as outlined in the texts of the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian cuniform tablets.


I don't know who presumes this other than psychos.
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CapAp wrote:
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the contact that extraterrestrials are now presumed to have had with primitive humans as outlined in the texts of the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian cuniform tablets.

I don't know who presumes this other than psychos.

Then you really should try to convince one of the attendants in your ward to let you out of your padded cell one night just to go stargazing.

Moreover, I really don't think the Vatican is full of psychos. Do you?

See: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/310200/page/5
 
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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:

Moreover, I really don't think the Vatican is full of psychos. Do you?

See: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/310200/page/5


Answering this honestly can only get me into trouble.
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xanadan wrote:
Two recent news stories:

1) Lots and lots of government UFO files are in the process of being declassified and released to the public.

2) The Vatican sez that extraterrestrial beings are part of "God's plan."

Are we being prepared for the Big Announcement?



I missed the Papal announcement. Interesting.
 
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I missed the Papal announcement. Interesting.


The Vatican's chief astronomer claimed that life on other planets is possible, and that it'd not go against catholic beliefs at all. Not quite the same thing IMO.
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I missed the Papal announcement. Interesting.


The Vatican's chief astronomer claimed that life on other planets is possible, and that it'd not go against catholic beliefs at all. Not quite the same thing IMO.


I meant the timing is interesting as much as anything. I am rooting for alien invasion to spice things up.
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If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.
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vandemonium wrote:
I am rooting for alien invasion to spice things up.

I hear that Jeff Goldblum has a nasty computer virus that we can download into their mothership if things get dicey.
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If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


Because of the imminent danger of the US running out of terrestrial enemies to shift attention from domestic politics and failures?
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pronoblem wrote:
If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


It's obvious. The world is ending. My guru said so. Why do you think Bush is doing what he's doing? He knows the world is ending too. We have the same guru.
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If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


Because only now, by a staggering coincidence, has another intelligent species crossed the immensely vast gulf between the stars to show up at exactly the right time and place for some members of a different species to have enough free time to discuss this sort of thing.

Or alternately:

I once went to a free discussion on alien contact (new to the area and didn't know anyone, and was bored). The attendees ran the gamut but were mostly what you'd expect. The host, however, was an MD who kept bringing up that fact when referencing his own sightings -- as though attending medical school gives special qualifications for interpreting strange atmospheric phenomena.

I asked a few polite but skeptical questions, one of which was "If aliens are actually here, then why doesn't everyone believe it? Why don't they just land on the White House lawn and hold a press conference, or take over our airwaves to broadcast whatever they want us to know?"

His answer was that, at the current moment, they were probably restricting their appearance to those people who were spiritually evolved enough to handle it, meaning himself and everyone else in the room except me. Nice! I don't think he was being intentionally insulting or self-aggrandizing, but it was a pretty sweet and convenient thing to think of oneself.

(And judging by the rest of the people in the room, spiritual evolution apparently entails neurotic behavior, OCD, and Birkenstocks.)
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And paranoia, and judging from those few from that "club" I know a history of drug abuse...
 
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dysjunct wrote:
pronoblem wrote:
If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


Because only now, by a staggering coincidence, has another intelligent species crossed the immensely vast gulf between the stars to show up at exactly the right time and place for some members of a different species to have enough free time to discuss this sort of thing.

Or alternately:

I once went to a free discussion on alien contact (new to the area and didn't know anyone, and was bored). The attendees ran the gamut but were mostly what you'd expect. The host, however, was an MD who kept bringing up that fact when referencing his own sightings -- as though attending medical school gives special qualifications for interpreting strange atmospheric phenomena.

I asked a few polite but skeptical questions, one of which was "If aliens are actually here, then why doesn't everyone believe it? Why don't they just land on the White House lawn and hold a press conference, or take over our airwaves to broadcast whatever they want us to know?"

His answer was that, at the current moment, they were probably restricting their appearance to those people who were spiritually evolved enough to handle it, meaning himself and everyone else in the room except me. Nice! I don't think he was being intentionally insulting or self-aggrandizing, but it was a pretty sweet and convenient thing to think of oneself.

(And judging by the rest of the people in the room, spiritual evolution apparently entails neurotic behavior, OCD, and Birkenstocks.)


Book recommendation: Michael Shermer's Apocalypse Pretty Soon. It covers the gamut of millenialist/cuckoo desires, from UFO cults, to libertarian dreams of a manufactured island in the ocean, to Doomsday scenarios (be they either Biblical or ecological in nature). Quite entertaining.

Edit:

Also, if you haven't had your fill of geniune American weirdness yet, there's an episode or two of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends dealing with some of this stuff. In particular, I'm remembering one where he goes out to visit some UFO spotters, and another one where he goes out to the San Diego suburbs to visit some Raelians (or maybe not Raelians, but definitely UFO cultists). The whole series is excellent, and contains episodes about all of society's fringes: swingers, extreme bodybuilders, neo-Nazis, porno actors, the demolition derby circuit, etc. The whole human freak show -- although Theroux makes a big point of not judging anyone, which is actually incredibly endearing in its meek Britishness.
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hibikir wrote:
pronoblem wrote:
If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


It's obvious. The world is ending. My guru said so. Why do you think Bush is doing what he's doing? He knows the world is ending too. We have the same guru.


I thought we had a couple of years yet.

As far as why, I say, "who cares" - alien enslavement will absolve me of whatever personal responsibility I still have!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!111!1!

Gooooo Aliens yay!!!

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vandemonium wrote:
hibikir wrote:
pronoblem wrote:
If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


It's obvious. The world is ending. My guru said so. Why do you think Bush is doing what he's doing? He knows the world is ending too. We have the same guru.


I thought we had a couple of years yet.

As far as why, I say, "who cares" - alien enslavement will absolve me of whatever personal responsibility I still have!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!111!1!

Gooooo Aliens yay!!!

goo


I mean, it's not as though aliens could do a whole hell of a lot worse...
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bbenston wrote:
vandemonium wrote:
hibikir wrote:
pronoblem wrote:
If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


It's obvious. The world is ending. My guru said so. Why do you think Bush is doing what he's doing? He knows the world is ending too. We have the same guru.


I thought we had a couple of years yet.

As far as why, I say, "who cares" - alien enslavement will absolve me of whatever personal responsibility I still have!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!111!1!

Gooooo Aliens yay!!!

goo


We'll make great pets

I mean, it's not as though aliens could do a whole hell of a lot worse...
 
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CapAp wrote:
ShreveportLAGamer wrote:
Moreover, I really don't think the Vatican is full of psychos. Do you?

See: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/310200/page/5

Answering this honestly can only get me into trouble.

Whatever you say, Dr. Zaius.
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vandemonium wrote:
hibikir wrote:
pronoblem wrote:
If "yes", then I ask: Why now?

Discuss.


It's obvious. The world is ending. My guru said so. Why do you think Bush is doing what he's doing? He knows the world is ending too. We have the same guru.


I thought we had a couple of years yet.

As far as why, I say, "who cares" - alien enslavement will absolve me of whatever personal responsibility I still have!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!111!1!

Gooooo Aliens yay!!!

goo

As to having been enslaved by beings theorized to have been extraterrestrial, "Been there, done that," says the Human Race as depicted in the stories from the cuniform clay tablets of the ancient Sumerians. "And it twernt no pip being slaves, either." yuk


 
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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:

As to having been enslaved by beings theorized to have been extraterrestrial, "Been there, done that," says the Human Race as depicted in the stories from the cuniform clay tablets of the ancient Sumerians. "And it twernt no pip being slaves, either." yuk




It's called religion.
 
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hibikir wrote:
vandemonium wrote:

I missed the Papal announcement. Interesting.


The Vatican's chief astronomer claimed that life on other planets is possible, and that it'd not go against catholic beliefs at all. Not quite the same thing IMO.


How is he on the whole "Earth around the Sun" thing?
 
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xanadan wrote:
Two recent news stories:

1) Lots and lots of government UFO files are in the process of being declassified and released to the public.

2) The Vatican sez that extraterrestrial beings are part of "God's plan."

Are we being prepared for the Big Announcement?



no. Interstellar travel is impossible.
 
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Flamin_Jesus wrote:
ShreveportLAGamer wrote:

As to having been enslaved by beings theorized to have been extraterrestrial, "Been there, done that," says the Human Race as depicted in the stories from the cuniform clay tablets of the ancient Sumerians. "And it twernt no pip being slaves, either." yuk

It's called religion.

No, it wasn't "religion" in the sense that we think about it. What the Sumerian stories of the Anunaki beings suggest is about species supremacy, the domination of one techologically-advanced humanoid form over another more primitive one utilizing an orthodoxy of imposed beliefs designed to discourage most humans from developing independent thinking, reasoning and skepticism and to keep humankind a passive work horse of the fields. Perhaps not so ironically, some of tactics utilized by southern antebellum plantation owners to control their African American slaves are quite evocative of some of the Anunakis' more repressively manipulative tactics.
 
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