Dec 21, 2011

Not for the close-minded

We attended a funeral today. It's been a while since I've been inside a church let alone, attend mass. It was strange. I couldn't bear to respond or to sing the hymns because I couldn't find it in myself to believe anymore. 

I've been thinking a lot about life. Not just the usual 'Why are we here?' or 'Where did we come from?', but also about religion and the like. I had a lot of theories and thoughts concocted. First is my 'alien' theory. It all started when my brother and I had this deep conversation about outer space (we're both space enthusiasts, you see). He questioned a lot of existing theories and so I listened as he made his point. I couldn't help but agree. He was right, most of the time. What struck me was his opinion regarding intelligent life aside from our own. It's true that the human race is very young relative to the earth and, most definitely, to the universe itself. It's highly probable that during those times when we haven't even evolved yet, other intelligent lifeforms have already started. And by the time man began, they may have reached their ultimate form of intelligence. What the implications are, you may ask. What if they've been observing us already? Given their state of advancement, they already probably have devised a spacecraft that can travel a hundred times faster than the speed of light. Or maybe they've already infiltrated our civilization? This is where my second 'theory' comes in. 

I call my second theory the 'root' theory. Given the assumption that they've already been observing us and that they have somehow 'infiltrated' our civilization, what if we're just subjects? What if we've been placed here by these alien lifeforms just to be studied or, worse, played with as most gamers play Sims 3? We still actually don't know our own origins. If we're basing it in the evolution theory, where exactly is the missing link? And how come we're so diverse given all the different races who look different from each other? Should we really blame it on genetic mutations? What gave rise to slanted eyes or to almond ones? What if they've been intervening with us since time immemorial? Hieroglyphics in Egypt depict ancient 'vehicles' that resemble helicopters. We all know that during that time, there were no helicopters yet. What if those were aliens working? What if they've helped build up our civilization through time? Look at all the ancient structures. Could it have been possible that man thought of them and created them on their own? Maybe yes, maybe no. 

And this is where the third, and most controversial of my theories enter. What if Jesus was from an alien kind?  What if his abilities were all 'alien' powers? This may sound foolish, but what if it's true? He used to 'ascend' to heaven a lot. More like an alien ascending to the mother ship. There's also something about his return along with a kingdom in heaven. What if it's the alien kingdom he's referring to and that while they're gone, they've gone off to other planets to do the same. So that one day, people will be harvested, while some who aren't good enough according to their standards will be left below? Don't shun me or anything. I still believe in God. These are just 'what ifs' that crossed my twisted imagination. And I don't know much about the bible in able to be credible.

So these are the initial theories I've come up with, but there are still some brewing in my imagination. I don't want to lengthen this post anymore. I'll save the other thoughts for another post, for I, myself, don't like reading long blog posts because of my short attention span. Just so, I'm going to end this post with my queries.

If creation, according to the bible, was true, where do the other planets come in? When were they created? Did each planet have their own story of 'creation' too?

If Jesus came to save us, what about the others? Did he go to their planets too? (yes, I believe there is life elsewhere)

Where exactly is heaven?

Where exactly is hell?

Can God watch over the whole universe? Does He?

Am I going insane?

I have more questions to ask,but I'm really distracted right now that I can't collect my thoughts anymore. 

Just so you know, I refused to receive communion.

*I didn't reread this post. Grammar nazi, forgive me.


Alyzza said...

Have you read Anne Rice's Memnoch the Devil?

Joyce said...

Not yet. Why?:)