Is God an alien? - TennisForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
-Ph51-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Migrating!
Posts: 10,779
                     
Is God an alien?

I'm wondering about that lately.
What do you think?

L'important, c'est la rose...
-Ph51- is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 04:47 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: LA
Posts: 10,399
                     
yes i am.
King Satan is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 05:11 PM
Senior Member
 
dubro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Everywhere with my Wife
Posts: 2,871
                     
of course is from deep space !

maybe...
dubro is offline  
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 05:23 PM
Senior Member
 
decemberlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: My sin, my soul.
Posts: 10,491
                     
which god?


....This is fucked up, fucked up....

This is your blind spot, blind spot.
It should be obvious, but it's not.

You cannot kickstart a dead horse
You just crush yourself and walk away
I don't care what the future holds
Cause I'm right here in your arms today
With your fingers you can touch me

I'll be your black swan, black swan
I'm for spare parts, broken up.




decemberlove is offline  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 05:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: b/n 1 & 3
Posts: 3,628
 
By definition, if there is God, it is not human, nor is it an organism from Earth; hence, it's an extra-terrestrial being, an alien. Legally, atleast in U.S. of A, it would be considered an "illegal alien", b/c it wouldn't have The Green Card.

But, I guess you are asking if what people consider as a God, a prophet, a messiah, etc, was some alien forms who visited Earth. Or, are you asking whether some aliens started life on this Earth to study us or some other reason? If you are a fan of sci-fi books like me, you would notice these questions were raised by authors like Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Vonnegut. My opinion is that "God is an alien" is as plausible as the theories of the other religions - that is, there was no way to prove it or not. But, atleast it's more interesting.
Hulet is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 05:47 PM
I'm so current, I'm tomorrow.
 
AjdeNate!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: The City by the Lake.
Posts: 49,163
                     
No, I think she's a DJ.
AjdeNate! is offline  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 05:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: b/n 1 & 3
Posts: 3,628
 
My favourite "God/Jesus is an Alien" story is one in Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-5; here is how it goes:
Quote:
It was The Gospel from Outer Space, by Kilgore Trout. It was about a visitor from outer space, shaped very much like a Tralfamadorian, by the way. The visitor from outer space made a serious study of Christianity, to learn, if he could, why Christians found it so easy to be cruel. He concluded that at least part of the trouble was slipshod storytelling in the New Testament. He supposed that the intent of the Gospels was to teach people, among other things, to be merciful, even to the lowest of the low.
But the Gospels actually taught this:
Before you kill somebody, make absolutely sure he isn't well connected. So it goes.

The flaw in the Christ stories, said the visitor from outer space, was that Christ, who didn't look like much, was actually the Son of the Most Powerful Being of the Universe. Readers understood that, so, when they came to the crucifixion, they naturally thought, and Rosewater read out loud again:
Oh, boy -- they sure picked the wrong guy to lynch that time!
And then that thought had a brother: "There are right people to lynch." Who? People not well connected. So it goes.

The visitor from outer space made a gift to Earth of a new Gospel. In it, Jesus really was a nobody, and a pain in the neck to a lot of people with better connections than he had. He still got to say all the lovely and puzzling things he said in the other Gospels.
So the people amused themselves one day by nailing him to a cross and planting the cross in the ground. There couldn't possibly be any repercussions, the lynchers thought. The reader would have to think that, too, since the new Gospel hammered home again and again what a nobody Jesus was.
And then, just before the nobody died, the heavens opened up, and there was thunder and lightning. The voice of God came crashing down. He told the people that he was adopting the bum as his son, giving him the full powers and privileges of The Son of the Creator of the Universe throughout all eternity. God said this: From this moment on, He will punish horribly anybody who torments a bum who has no connections!
From: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/4953/kt_in.html
Hulet is offline  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 06:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Vass22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2,519
                     
Possibly so, as long as his appearance is atleast remotely similar to what we have. I'd say "A Little Green Man" qualifies.
Vass22 is offline  
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
-Ph51-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Migrating!
Posts: 10,779
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by eta psi
By definition, if there is God, it is not human, nor is it an organism from Earth; hence, it's an extra-terrestrial being, an alien. Legally, atleast in U.S. of A, it would be considered an "illegal alien", b/c it wouldn't have The Green Card.

But, I guess you are asking if what people consider as a God, a prophet, a messiah, etc, was some alien forms who visited Earth. Or, are you asking whether some aliens started life on this Earth to study us or some other reason? If you are a fan of sci-fi books like me, you would notice these questions were raised by authors like Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Vonnegut. My opinion is that "God is an alien" is as plausible as the theories of the other religions - that is, there was no way to prove it or not. But, atleast it's more interesting.
It would explain a lot of things!

L'important, c'est la rose...
-Ph51- is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 06:29 PM
country flag CC
Senior Member
 
CC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Still Point
Posts: 8,726
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Athenaeum
No, I think she's a DJ.
I like Pink, but that's a silly song.
CC is offline  
post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 07:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Circe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Entertaining The Leopard
Posts: 642
                     
You mean all of them? Zeus, Poseidon, Hades and the rest of the gang?



And then she was back, that goddess-like creature, back to torment the souls of the good and distribute free samples of bacon to the bad.

Circe's Choice Cuts:
(Providing the world with quality pork since 1832 B.C.)
Bird Flu on the horizon! Pork is now the meat of choice!! Get your CCC Pork before we are forced to raise the prices!!!

Circe is offline  
post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 08:10 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
ghosts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stuttgart
Posts: 25,931
                     
crazy thread


My #1 in tennis
>> Tsvetana Pironkova <<








ghosts is offline  
post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 08:17 PM
country flag ZAK
Senior Member
 
ZAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Mo-Town
Posts: 3,582
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghosts
crazy thread
not as crazy as you may think

Tatiana Golovin, Timea Bacsinzky, Petra Kvitova, Kristina Mladenovic, Laura Robson
ZAK is offline  
post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 10:01 PM
country flag CC
Senior Member
 
CC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Still Point
Posts: 8,726
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Circe
You mean all of them? Zeus, Poseidon, Hades and the rest of the gang?
One of my English profs used to say, Passaaad'n. I can't get his pronunciation out of my head.
CC is offline  
post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2003, 10:34 PM
College Grad
 
GBFH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: auditing YOUR company!
Posts: 18,948
                     
^^ that sounds like something volkswagen makes.
GBFH is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome