UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

For UFO Believers, Roswell is The Second Coming

Seeing the ongoing effluvia going on at Kevin Randles’ blog about Roswell, again, makes me think that the likes of David Rudiak and a few others see Roswell as a spiritual substitute for the alleged Second Coming of Christ.

By that I mean hard-core Roswell believers, realizing that Jesus isn’t coming back to help this planet’s despondent population, have substituted the non-Coming with the yen that Roswell offers the possibility that beings from another planet or galaxy, trying to save Earth from its folly, crashed near Roswell in 1947, and more must be on their way.

I know several Roswellian devotees who are convinced that little beings from elsewhere in the Universe have been visiting the Earth, with a mission to save us from Atomic holocausts or some other human-caused destruction.

For them, God is dead and Jesus with Him, and all we can now expect are creatures from the galactic-abroad who will save us from ourselves.

This subliminal belief system is palpable to those who are able to discern the religious-like yearnings of Mr. Rudiak and his ilk. They are desperate to believe.

Take a gander at Kevin’s blog and you’ll see the desperate need to have Roswell be the Coming of the Lord and his minions.

Even the skeptics always on board at Kevin’s blog, when he raises the issue of Roswell, which he is often compelled to do (do we know why?), are playing devil’s advocate with the Second Coming trope, even if they don’t see their complicity in the erroneous theology.

But like the Jesus malarkey – He’s not coming back – the Roswell incident did not indicate the vanguard of a space civilization come to Earth as salvational emissaries.

Roswell is an irrational meme, that only a few pathetic UFO enthusiasts still adhere to, abetted by Mr. Randle’s confessional need to do penance for his errant, early Roswell investigations and writings.

I was trepidatious to bring it up here, but someone had to say something, the topic so fraught with pathology.



  • In my 2010 Roswell's book, there was a chapter titled: "L’exégèse des Logia"... ;)

    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Tuesday, August 04, 2015  

  • You simply do not understand. It is the battle for supremacy that matters. Neither side can or will admit defeat. Defeat is quite unthinkable, hence the endless debate. Of course nobody is getting anywhere but I can guarantee you that were we to debate either politics or religion we would still face the same problem, and worse. Everyone would think they were right and nobody would ever admit defeat.

    The same would happen in certain parts of the USA if we were to debate creation v evolution.

    Enough said.

    By Blogger cda, at Tuesday, August 04, 2015  

  • Gilles:

    I need this book....is there an English edition, although I might be able to make through the French?


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, August 04, 2015  

  • CDA:

    It, like the "debates" you cite, is pathological.

    The Bell guy is a doozy and Rudiak is obsessed, to the point of, dare I say it, insanity.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, August 04, 2015  

  • Rich, I have to say that it's the normal fare at Kevin's site...and the "regulars" are doing what they do best by dragging the discussion off topic. Pathological? A tad bit much of a label...perhaps a little OCD, but we're all a little inflicted at times. Imagine the state of the arts and sciences with the "subtle" push from those with Bi-Polar disorder.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Wednesday, August 05, 2015  

  • Tim:

    I'm really just thinking that most of Kevin's commenters are just in need of friendship; they don't seem to have any other persons to talk or commiserate with.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, August 05, 2015  

  • Friendship you say?

    More likely they (including me) are seeking battles - the kind that people fight with words instead of swords. There aint no friendship at Kevin's blog!

    By Blogger cda, at Wednesday, August 05, 2015  

  • CDA:

    It strikes me as a kind of "friendly rivalry" -- nothing too nasty and just vibrant back-and-forths.

    You hold your own against the dopey commenters, as does Gilles, so good for you guys.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, August 05, 2015  

  • Dear Rich,

    There is no English edition/translation of my 2010 book. But the French edition is in open source from 2013: for example here, http://www.sceptiques.qc.ca/dictionnaire/userfiles/file/Rencontre-Du-Premier-Mythe-Mise-en-Page-GF-SQ.pdf



    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Wednesday, August 05, 2015  

  • Merci, Gilles...


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, August 05, 2015  

  • ``The same would happen in certain parts of the USA if we were to debate creation v evolution. ``

    Only if you weigh the logically consistent and the inconsistent/incoherent the same.

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Saturday, August 08, 2015  

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