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Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis]

From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@ucs.orst.edu>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 22:07:23 -0800 (PST)
Fwd Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:02:49 -0500
Subject: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis]

> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 21:30:40 -0600 (CST)
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> From: Dennis <dstacy@texas.net> [Dennis Stacy]
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis]

> >Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 15:14:14 -0800 (PST)
> >From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@ucs.orst.edu>
> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis]

> >> .... Do you honestly think India is any more
> >> monolithically Hinduistic than we are, say, Methodist?

> >Yes, it turns out they are.  They're 82% Hindu (according to a Hindu I
> >heard speak recently), then in declining percentages Sikh, Christian,
> >Sufi, and last of all Buddhist, which surprised me.

> >Jim Deardorff

> [...]
> This is a pedantic argument of your own. Maybe I should have said
> Christian, as opposed to Methodist. Maybe the Hindu that you
> heard speak recently passed along the information that Hinduism
> itself isn't monolithic, any more than Christianity is, but
> probably consists of countless sects.


He spoke of Hinduism as being quite monolithic in its basics,
though the various gods/goddesses who are recognized depend upon
local beliefs.

> Christianity has long had a tradition of encounters with
> non-demonic entities, or haven't you heard of angels and the
> Virgin Mary? Again, you've offered no logical reason whatever why
> Americans would be more in need of abductions than any other
> culture or population.

But it also has a biblical tradition of encounters with demonic
entities.  They're the ones you're gonna equate them to -- the
bastards -- and not to the angels.

Hinduism's Shiva (Destroyer God) portion of their Trinity isn't
comparable to Christianity's "devil," but perhaps someone on the
List will let me know if, among their many minor gods, a few
would be treated like they were devils, and UFO entities equated
to them.  However, when the day comes that the UFO entities show
up for sure for good, or maybe in force, I think the Hindu
population will be able to accept this with less trauma than in
the West, and will be able to recognize the similarity of the
aliens with the gods/goddesses of their past traditions, and will
be able to equate the vimanas of their sacred literature to UFOs.
They'll then be able to recognize that if it happened before,
long ago, and they survived, they can survive it again.

But another reason I gave for the aliens inflicting abductions
most heavily on the U.S., to expand upon it, was that the world's
key superpower and leader in scientific innovations will need a
maximal amount of preparation and education to prepare its
populace for the final crumbling away of the UFO coverup.  The
U.S. dependence upon official science to tell the news media and
government what to believe, regarding UFO events that can't be
ignored, is of maximal strength.  So quite possibly the aliens
have to get themselves into the news, now and then, by allowing
dirty deeds (abductions) to occur over some fraction of our
population -- good deeds are less believable and less
sensational.  At the same time they can teach those who can
accept it some things about the paranormal, which both our
science and Christianity want to have nothing to do with, as well
as getting across some messages concerning the environment,
future cataclysms, etc.

Jim Deardorff

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