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Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Intersect of UFOs, Myth, Religion, and Metaphysics


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While there is, arguably, an intrusion of a phenomenon, UFOs, that intersects with mythological tales, religious origins, and metaphysics generally, we have always maintained that the intrusion of the phenomenon has been negligible.

That is, the phenomenon may have created gods or heroic figures, and ideas of other worlds (or heavens) but it didn’t create the tenets of belief (the moral fixtures or behavioral attributes) and it didn’t establish templates for action or life via the fables coming down to us in the form of mythological tales.

Moral thought sprung up in Egypt according to Egyptologist James Henry Breasted (noted in Jeffry Abt’s new book, American Egyptologist).

And moral precepts derived from human thought (Hammurabi, Moses, Buddha, et al.) without any intervention by extraterrestrial beings, or so the absence of them in ancient texts would indicate.

(Yes, Moses allegedly received the Ten Commandments from God, but the process as outlined in The Hebrew Bible and Old Testament lacks any hints of advanced technology so one can assume that Moses came up with his moral dictates from what he learned while in Egypt.)

Moreover, the metaphysical views of humankind are devoid of any reference to strange objects in the sky or on the ground.

The abstract nature of metaphysics undercuts any connection to UFOs in a tangible sense.

Metaphysical postulations are all over the place, so there isn’t one source for what lies in the ethereal realms as laid down by human thinkers in Egypt, India, Greece, or China during the early years of civilizational life.

The Greek myths outline human/god interactions that are so fraught with natural human flaws and behavior that UFO intervention is truly iffy, even though von Daniken argues otherwise in his book Odyssey of the Gods.

Skirting the arcane sightings of UFOs as listed by Aubeck and Vallee in Wonders in the Sky and still being pursued by Aubeck with his Magoniax colleagues, UFOs of the modern era are absolutely devoid of moral or religious precepts.

Coppens recent exegesis of the Fatima event shows that machinations by the Church had more to do with the apparitions detailed than any transcendental intervention, but Coppens still contends that UFOs account for the visions reported.

The Andreasson Affair, with its religious overtones is a contrivance so it’s dimissiable.

The Hill “abduction” presents a hint of cosmology, with that star map, but nothing profound came forth from Betty or Barney Hill, although I think they did have some kind of experience, real or neurological.

Other alleged UFO interactions – Pascagoula, Walton, et cetera – don’t have religious or metaphysical overtones or even subliminal undertones.

Modern UFO events have been devoid of attributes that some think infused ancient UFO accounts, and brought forth religions or moral constraints and templates for human behavior.

If there are moral precepts hidden in UFO events, past and present, no one has found them.

They are elusive, hidden or not there at all, which leads us to think UFOs are of a nature that has little or nothing to do with the evolution of human kind, spiritually.

So why persist in studying the phenomenon?

The purpose of life is to discern whom we are and why we have been conceived, is it not?

Or are we merely creatures of evolution, destined to live and die without purpose or meaning?

Whatever we, as humanity, are about, UFOs have nothing to do with us, in any meaningful way.

UFOs are phenomena that doesn’t intersect with us, morally, ethically, politically, economically, or in any other way that impacts us.

UFOs didn’t impact humanity in the past and doesn't today.

So why do we persist in giving UFOs a part of our short lives?

We should be seeking the meaning of life, should we not?

UFOs don’t help us with that.

RR

5 Comments:

  • This is a possible distillation of the subject. Quite a while ago when Colm K was with NIDS, we began an on line conversation about this. I asked him if he had direct contact ( is such a thing were possible) what one question, if he had only one to ask, what would he inquire about? A Siberian shaman that he had a previous somewhat similar conversation with posed the same question to Colm.
    Is there a God? Do we live on after physical death? etc, comes to mind among others.
    This phenomenon is a fusion, a technological projection of metaphysics of there is such a thing, which poses a lot of questions, all of which call into question any number of relationships. If I had a proverbial heat seeking missile to stir our concepts, our beliefs this is a work of genius I could never summon as a design.
    Here is the quandary..it gives no answers and probably never will. What it does do very, very effectively, is pose questions we have to answer on our own.
    So we rummage through this and that which is a fairly noble and high concept game. Nothing fits.
    It's like an itch, that the more you scratch it, the more inflamed the itch becomes. It sort of reminds me of this taking a pry bar into our skulls and seeing how we deal with a empirically posed metaphysical puzzle.
    That's why I do not think "it" will solve itself and I don't think it's meant to be solved as odd as that sounds. All the "evidence" is a encyclopedia of merry go rounds, whirly gigs etc.
    This situation is either appealing or miserable. Its appealing as a platform to explore issues related to it but as the object of a subject, it murders time.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Sunday, February 12, 2012  

  • I wonder if the sub-culture of UFO nuts isn’t a valid exploration of the mysteries of life and all the BS that goes with it? This isn’t to say it’s the *best* or *most* valid route to take; it’s an embarrassing (by association) subject and way down the leagues of serious ponderings. At the same time, it encourages some folk to educate themselves in subjects that, ordinarily, would have no relevance in their lives.

    Using some of your posts as an example, people have referred to psychology, astronomy, aerospace tech and history in their replies. Sometimes the discussion requires a basic understanding of philosophical discourse or medical terminology to make it meaningful. In other words, participation in this absurd pursuit inspires a thirst for knowledge.

    Sure…we’ll go to our graves none the wiser about what all this crap is supposed to be, but we’ll have picked up some extra knowledge and be wiser in other ways.

    @ Bruce - 'That's why I do not think "it" will solve itself and I don't think it's meant to be solved as odd as that sounds. All the "evidence" is a encyclopedia of merry go rounds, whirly gigs etc.

    This situation is either appealing or miserable. Its appealing as a platform to explore issues related to it but as the object of a subject, it murders time.'

    'Amen' to that neatly intersects the subject title.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Monday, February 13, 2012  

  • Kandinsky...

    I am chided at Anomalist (and by a few comments I didn't insert) for taking a cynical, iconoclastic stance and then creating a post about the Socorro symbol.

    Yes UFOs are an itch that desires to be scratched, by some.

    My point is to not let the topic become an overwhelming rash is all I'm saying.

    And if the subject matter takes a few people into realms to which they otherwise would not travel, all the better, as you note.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, February 13, 2012  

  • It's almost impossible to make a point without being characterised as cynical, 'skeptoid' or believer by someone or other.

    I haven't read the Anomalist comments, but they usually have a sub-text that appeals to me. They also tend to be supportive of your blog in an understated way.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Monday, February 13, 2012  

  • Yes, K...

    We have a healthy, good relationship with Anomalist: Huyghe and soon-to-depart Stokes.

    The understand my (our) position about UFOs and things general.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, February 13, 2012  

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