Last week during break time at work I was outside having a cigarette with a bunch of other co-workers. It was a clear dry night and the moon was glowing red. Somehow the conversation turned to science and the unknown. Subjects such as the end of the world, the Mayan calendar being related to all the natural disasters and space were being discussed. Then somebody asked 'who thinks aliens exist?'. I spoke out and said yeah I do. He laughed, looked at me like I had 2 heads and then asked 'So you've seen an alien then?' while still chuckling under his breath. No, have you seen God then? He shut up pretty quickly.
I just don't get it. Why is it perfectly acceptable to believe in God but if you believe that aliens exist you're branded an idiot. Is society really so closed-minded.
So let me get this straight, It's perfectly normal, acceptable and even expected of you to believe there's a man sitting in the clouds looking down on us. He created the earth in seven days. He hears our prayers, he watches each and every one of the 7 billion people that live on ths earth... all at the same time I might add. He can heal the sick, cause natural disasters, perform miracles, he's the reason why you got that job, he's the reason why someone you love has passed away. He's EVERYWHERE at any time. His home is in the clouds and it has big pearly gates that keep out the unwanted. And people believe all that with NO proof whatsoever. Not a single shred of evidence. And before people refer me to the Bible for proof, the bible isn't proof. It's a book that was written 2000 years ago. In a time when books were the only source of entertainment. Some monk wrote the very first science fiction story and it caught on and eventually so many people started to think it was a true story that a religion was formed around it.
Yet, if someone believes that out of the millions of planets in the universe (that's a confirmed fact by the way) there may just be life on one of those planets, he's an idiot. I mean what makes earth so special? If life can form here there's no reason it couldn't happen on any of the other million/billions of planets out there. Did you know there is more evidence of aliens than there is of God? Even 2000 years ago there are countless documents and images that depicts aliens. When's the last time you heard of a God Sighting?
I can fully understand how religion came to be. If I was alive 2000 years ago I probably would've believed it too. Nothing back then could be explained. A clap of thunder could be considered to be God smiting people. Floods could be thought to be God' way of punishing people. 2000 years ago nobody could explain these seemingly supernatural events. But this is the 21st century. Everything that was considered unusual or supernatural 2000 years ago can now be explained. God lives in the sky? We've been there now. Nothing to see but clouds.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to offend anyone. You can believe what you want. It just bugs me how in society aliens have become some sort of comical/stupid thing to believe in.