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Re: Who's The Patron Saint Around Here?

From: Jay Nelson <jnelson.nul>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:36:25 -0600
Archived: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:03:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Who's The Patron Saint Around Here?

>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:50:37 EDT
>Subject: Who's The Patron Saint Around Here?

>After all this time, 60+ years of UFO investigating, witnesses,
>abductees, I'm wondering who the Patron Saints are around here?

>Is there a Patron Saint of abductees?

>If not there should be and if so, whom?


If you want a _real_ Saint, I don't know who the best one for
abductees would be, but for contactees and UFO sightings in
general, I'd go for St. Antony of the Desert (died 356), one of
the first Christian hermits. I wrote this about him for a
webpage some years ago:

He was famed for his 'temptations'; that is, being frequently
and violently assaulted by grotesque devils of all varieties. He
became a much sought-after expert on demonic wiles and
appearances. In the fourth chapter of his hagiography there is
this remarkable incident:

"... but Antony at once set out for the mountain. Yet once more
the enemy [the devil], seeing his zeal and wishing to check it,
threw in his way a large disc of silver. Antony, understanding
the deceit of the Evil One, stood and looked at the disc and
confuted the demon in it, saying, 'Whence a disc in the desert?
This is not a trodden road, and there is no track of any faring
this way. And it could not have fallen unnoticed, being of huge
size. And even if it had been lost, the loser would certainly
have found it had he turned back to look, because the place is a
desert. This is a trick of the devil. You will not hinder my
purpose by this, Satan; let this thing perish with thee.' And as
Antony said this, it disappeared like smoke before the face of a

--Athanasius, St. Antony of the Desert, trans. by J. B.
McLaughlin, TAN Books and Publishers, Rockford, Ill., 1995, p.

It is a rather amusing image, this fearless hermit, probably
half-crazed by the sun, boldly berating a flying saucer...


I'd certainly be interested if invocation of the saint actually
helps during an abduction. Might have to revise certain theories
on where those little guys hail from.



"More people are driven insane
  through religious hysteria
  than by drinking alcohol."
         -- W.C. Fields

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