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Re: PRG/X-Conference Report - Part I - 05-30-05 -

From: Michael Brownlee <michael.nul>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 09:02:46 -0700
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 17:40:50 -0400
Subject: Re: PRG/X-Conference Report - Part I - 05-30-05 -

>From: Stephen Bassett <ParadigmRG.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 11:35:43 EDT
>Subject: PRG/X-Conference Report - Part I - 05-30-05

>Paradigm Research Group

>PRG/X-Conference Report - Part I - April 30, 2005

>A Personal Note

>So much happened and is happening around the 2nd Annual
>Exopolitics Expo - X-Conference 2005 - it will take three or
>four emails to properly cover the material. I would like to
>begin with a personal note to all those who attended the
>conference and others who have received firsthand reports from

>This note concerns the Banquet and Keynote on Saturday evening,
>April 23. I will use this opportunity to apologize for problems
>which created discomfort for many in attendance. The intention
>was to have the written Keynote Address of Monsignor Corrado
>Balducci translated into English from the Italian, placed into a
>word document and scrolled on screen while the Monsignor spoke
>in contiguous Italian. This did not get done, and a consecutive
>translator was obtained at the last minute with such translation
>prolonging the address.

>Worse, it was my decision to not obtain a set of powered
>speakers for the Crystalls Ballroom, thinking incorrectly that
>PRG had the needed equipment in hand. As a result there was
>additional delay in setting up working sound and the sound was
>such that it was necessary to turn off the air conditioner in
>order to hear the address. Either of these mistakes alone would
>have been modest, but the two together created compounded
>discomfort for the attendees and the speaker. I am completely
>responsible for this, and only the improvisational tech wizardry
>of Ted Strain prevented a complete failure.


Regarding Stephen Bassett's apology about Monsignor Balducci's
keynote address, there is more that he could have apologized

Oddly, Bassett's summary omits Balducci's astonishing comments
on the relative goodness of humans versus extraterrestrials.

Introducing his theme, and eerily setting the tone for the
entire conference, Balducci flatly declared that
"extraterrestrials will be more inclined to good" than are
humans. Warming up, he told his audience: "It's not possible
that beings more evil than us can exist in other worlds... we
are the worst of all!"

Balducci further explained that God created extraterrestrials
between humanity and the the angels. In other words, ETs are by
nature spiritually superior to humans.

These are outrageous and completely unfounded statements, yet
because they are uttered by a religious authority may be taken
by some as gospel.

While it is unsurprising that Balducci preaches Church doctrine
that humanity is a "fallen" species and thus in need of the
salvation of Christ, his speculations about the moral status of
extraterrestrials are completely without basis in Catholic
theology, witness testimony, or rational discourse.

Others have noted that Balducci routinely ignores evidence that
extraterrestrials are as capable as humans of "sin" or moral
failure. For instance, Gordon Creighton wrote of Balducci:

"There is not a single word in anything that he has ever said or
written to indicate any knowledge whatsoever of such matters as
alien rape; crossbreeding; hybridization; removal of sperm and
ova; implants, or the widespread harassment of humans by UFO
entities, widespread mutilations of terrestrial animals, and
ghastly human mutilations too."

While it might be seen as useful for the exopolitical disclosure
movement to have the enthusiastic endorsement of a Vatican
prelate, Bassett would do well to distance himself from
irrational insistence on the God-given spiritual/moral
superiority of extraterrestrials.

Michael Brownlee

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