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Re: Clark and ETH

From: "John W. Ratcliff" <jratclif@inlink.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 05:21:17 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 23:44:49 -0500
Subject: Re: Clark and ETH

I've been sort-of-kind-of-barely following this recent discourse
on big bad old ET versus big bad old Casper the ghost.  This
hoary rhetorical debate betwixt Clark, Randle, and some other
members of this group who take "Zen philosophy as Quantum
Mechanics" pamphlets a tad bit too literally.

First we have to dispense with semantics.  The term ET brings up
one image in our minds, ghosts and demons another.  Both bound by
cultural mythos, one more modern, the other more ancient.  Both
mean the same thing, ineffectual words used in a pathetic attempt
to describe the ineffible.

Last I checked, Jerry, Kevin, we was still calling them there
things (U)FOs, U as in "unidentified."  I don't recall anybody
ever actually identifying one of them flying gizmo in any sort of
concrete way, with the exception of numerous exposed hoaxes,
liars, and scam artists.  In all that time I still never did get
me one of them there product brochures for one of those hardcore
manufactured sports model UFOs.

Meanwhile, I don't find the *TERMS* "angel", "alien", "ghost",
"demon", "fairy", "goblin", "grey", "reptoid", "Elohim", "giants
in those days", or any other concoction some contactee has coined
in a desperate attempt to explain the inexplainable,
particularily satisfactory.

Admit the admissible.  These UFOs is weird unexplained stuff that
serve to act as a prod in our minds, stirring the intellectual
pot as it were, providing enough mythos to further fuel the fires
for this millenialist landscape.

Isn't it enough just to admit that somethine we don't know, can't
explain, does in apparent fact, intrude on our shared view of
reality?  And that this is, in itself, pretty remarkable and
downright interesting?

In many decades (some would say thousands of years), the critters
flying these crazy contraptions have seemed content to operate at
the fringes of our social structures and have never bothered to
deal with us openly, directly, honestly, equally, fairly, or in
any way as one self-respecting sentient species to another.

Let's remember what side we are on afterall.

Demons, aliens, whatever.

They ain't our friends, let's start with that.

John


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