Ponce de León, The Second Coming, Wish Fulfillment, and UFOs
As you know:
“According to a popular legend, Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth. Though stories of vitality-restoring waters were known on both sides of the Atlantic long before Ponce de León, …” [From Wikipedia]
“The Second Coming is when Jesus Christ will return to earth in fulfillment of His promises and to fulfill the prophecies made about Him.” [From http://www.allaboutgod.com/the-second-coming.htm]
“Wish fulfillment is the satisfaction of a desire through an involuntary thought process.
Wish fulfillment can occur in dreams or in daydreams, in the symptoms of neurosis, or in the hallucinations of psychosis.” [From Wikipedia]
What have these to do with UFOs?
The desire for something “magical” to happen to we humans seems endemic, and the hope that UFOs are vanguards from an advanced extraterrestrial species is akin to such wishes.
It seems to me that many, if not most, UFO buffs have a deep-rooted need (wish) for salvation from our Earthly woes, much like those who hate aging and death and those who are suffused by Earthly sufferings, seeing a returning Jesus Christ as a savior, despite the fact [sic] that His second coming is long overdue.
And many UFO buffs think that the world’s governments are privy to information that confirms their wishes.
But the folly of the youth fountain and Jesus’ return are pathological memes, just as the UFO ETH is.
Jesus is not coming back, there is no Fountain of Youth and UFOs do not contain beings who will bring answers to this Earth’s problems.
N.B. Exquisite Fountain of Youth image, above, from http://joeboruchow.blogspot.com/2012/05/fountain-of-youth.html