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

From: Stephen Bassett <ParadigmRG.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 11:10:02 EDT
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 13:39:21 -0400
Subject: Re: PRG/X-Conference Report - Part I - 05-30-05 -

>From: Michael Brownlee <michael.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 09:02:46 -0700
>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


>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 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.

It would be helpful to those considering Michael's points to
have a full translation of Balducci's scripted presentation and
an effort will be made to get it translated and posted on the
X-Conference website. Including any unscripted remarks is another
level of difficulty and may not be possible in the near term.

As for the content, PRG wants very much to see the great "debate
in waiting" - good vs. bad aliens - fully underway in the public
square. It is not PRG's intention to push forward one side of
the debate over the other and both sides have been represented
at the two X-Conferences. Rather it is PRG's mission to make a
full and appropriate debate in the public arena possible by
helping to end the truth embargo.

As long as the federal government's position remains "what
aliens?" such an appropriate discourse is not possible.

Steve Bassett

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