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Who's Behind the UFO Phenomenon? (from The Angelus: A Journal of Roman Catholic Tradition)
The Angelus: A Journal of Roman Catholic Tradition ^ | October 2001 | Alain Kerizo

Posted on 10/20/2010 12:25:13 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM


October 2001, Volume XXIV, Number 10


by Alain Kerizo

Introduction

The UFO phenomenon has been going on since antiquity, accounts of apparitions similar to the ones reported in the 20th century being found in the holy books of the various pagan religions. Interestingly, a significant lapse in the record of these events through history occurred during the ages of Faith, only to resume with the Protestant revolt. In our times, the literature on UFO's has stacked up, and has gone beyond mere description of events. Authors writing from an atheistic or gnostic point of view have used the phenomenon to call into question Christianity, some going so far as to say that "all the religious manifestations [including Lourdes and Fatima, for example] are UFO's." To this assertion Alain Kerizo replies, "Absurd," and he has presented his well-documented refutation in a book entitled Les OVNI identifiés: les extraterrestres dans le mystere d'iniquité [The UFO's Identified: The Extraterrestrials in the Mystery of Iniquity, Villegenon, France: Editions Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, 1997]. Let us, then, try to extricate ourselves from the absurd starting with an excerpt from Kerizo's book:

To do this, we are going to reverse the proposition of the UFOlogues and attempt to demonstrate that the UFO's are a form specially adapted to the modern mentality of the old pagan religion, and, as such, opposed to the Christian religion. To do this, we shall proceed by showing:

1) By an examination of the past, that in fact the phenomenon is present in the records of antiquity;

2) By the study of a few cases of UFO sightings since 1950, that the current phenomena are related to those of the past by their significance;

3) That the key to the mystery of the UFO's is to be found in Christian demonology.

4) Then we shall examine the mystery of iniquity through human history, and the place of the UFO's therein;

5) Finally, based upon this analysis we shall attempt to forecast for the future, more or less near, the unfolding of the mystery of iniquity.

It is point three that is addressed in the following chapter of Kerizo's book, "Angels and Demons-Miracles and Prodigies." The key to understanding the UFO's is to understand who in the world is capable of producing them.

 

Good or Bad, Who Are the Angels?

 

Albert Einstein, asked shortly before his death what he thought about the origin of UFO's, said: "The UFO's are piloted by men who left the earth 10,000 years ago." Plainly, they are a link in the revelation and the accreditation of the New Religion, the religion of Man. It is necessary to bear in mind, however, that, in the creation narrative, Sacred Scripture only speaks to us of two kinds of intellectual natures: the angelic and the human. There are no others.

 

Here is how Christian theology, in the person of Bishop Gaume in his Treatise on the Holy Ghost, introduces the existence of angels:

The wisest observation of divine laws proclaims this axiom: there is no leap in nature, nor rupture in the chain of beings. At the same time, it demonstrates that, in this magnificent chain, man cannot be the last link. God is the Ocean of Life. He diffuses it under all forms: vegetative, animal, intellectual. According as it is more or less abundant, life marks the hierarchical degree of beings. Now, it is more abundant as the being approaches nearer to God. Thus, in order to gather to Himself, by the necessary degrees, all creation descended from Him, the Almighty, whose infinite Wisdom delighted in the formation of the universe, has drawn from nothing several types of creatures: some both visible and purely material, such as the earth, water, plants; others both visible and invisible, material and immaterial, men; and finally others, invisible and immaterial, the angels. No less than the others, the latter are, then, a necessity of creation. Let us listen, on this subject, to one of the greatest theologians: "I answer that," says St. Thomas, "there must be some incorporeal creatures. For what is principally intended by God in creatures is good, and this consists in assimilation to God Himself. And the perfect assimilation of an effect to a cause is accomplished when the effect imitates the cause according to that whereby the cause produces the effect. Now, God produces the creature by His intellect and will. Hence the perfection of the universe requires that there should be intellectual creatures...and of an incorporeal creature."1

The angels are purely spiritual beings whose intellectual and volitional activity is not hampered by a body, nor subordinated in its exercise to organs or to the power of emotions, as is the human soul, which is the form of the body and composes with it a being whose spiritual activity can only be exercised by means of a body. This state of human intelligence is an inferior state which places man on the last rung of the scale of intelligences. "Nothing is in the understanding that is not first in the senses," runs the Scholastic adage. St. Paul expresses the same truth when he says: "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made" (Rom. 1:20). As for the angel, he is endowed with a nature more perfect than ours. He has no need of sensible things to raise himself to the perception of intellectual truths. He is an admirable likeness of the Divinity, and it suffices for him to contemplate his own being and nature in order to attain to the knowledge of God and of His divine attributes.

 

The understanding's mode of apprehension still occurs by means of representation. But while for man, it is the exterior and material creatures that serve as a mirror [because nothing is in the intellect unless first in the senses-.Ed.], for the angel, it is his own intelligible nature. Nevertheless, although he is a pure spirit, the angel lacks the power to attain to the knowledge of God directly and without intermediary, face to face. What makes all the difference between the good angels and the bad, or demons, is that the good angels, by their submission and now elevation in glory, have access to truths and splendors of the supernatural order and of the beatific vision of God, whereas the bad angels, by their pride, are deprived of them, while conserving, because of their angelic nature, the understanding of truths of the natural order.

 

The Characteristics of Extraterrestrials
Compared to Demonic Attacks on Monks
2

Here is a very simple document that shows more insight into the phenomenon of UFO's
than the entire body of literature that has been written on the subject by UFOIogists,
and by many modern churchmen.

 

 

The Characteristics of Extraterrestrials
Compared to Demonic Attacks on Monks
2
Here is a very simple document that shows more insight into the phenomenon of UFO's
than the entire body of literature that has been written on the subject by UFOIogists,
and by many modern churchmen.

 

Characteristics of Extraterrestrials

1) They sometimes show themselves to be very aggressive, wounding or even killing human beings or destroying equipment.

2) Sometimes they kidnap men.

3) In this case, they abuse them and remove from them some blood or a patch of skin.

4) They hypnotize people and communicate with them by telepathy.

5) Faced with a categoric refusal to communicate, they disappear.

6) In some cases, the illnesses of those who have been in contact with the extraterrestrials have disappeared.

7) Confronted by them, the human being experiences a sentiment of despair and of fear.

8) The external appearance of the extraterrestrials varies. They can appear as dwarves or as giants, as men or women, or even as monsters.

9) Their apparitions are often accompanied by light effects.

10) They appear and disappear instantaneously.

Characteristics of the Devil   

1) Man's enemy, the devil, breaks down the monks' cells and destroys their material possessions. He beats and wounds saints and hermits.

2) The Sacred Scriptures mention cases of hermits being kidnapped by the devil.

3) He often appears under the guise of a woman or a man in order to take advantage of the situation.

4) He tries to make his thoughts penetrate the hermit's mind.

5) As soon as he meets with a categoric refusal by a man, or at a prayer, he disappears.

6)

The Holy Scriptures mention that magical practices can cure certain illnesses of men, but at the price of the sufferer's losing all hope of everlasting life.

7) The apparition of the devil causes a feeling of unease and of fear (see especially the life of St. Antony).

8) He appears under various forms, whether human, animal or monster (see the life of St. Antony and of St. Brechnikov).

9) He is a lightbearer.

10) He disappears suddenly if presented with a crucifix or if sprinkled with holy water.

 

This distinction is important because it allows one to understand both the extraordinary powers that demons exercise over material creation, and simultaneously, the enormity of their lies and errors regarding the truths of the supernatural world of the Divine. The truths they do hold are given to them by God, so that even by them all creatures attest His glory and that everything concurs, even the demons, to the salvation of those whom He has redeemed by the sacrifice of His Incarnate Word....

 

If it is true that God created all things without intermediary, by direct action, and that He also intervenes in the conservation of all that exists, it is no less certain that God has instituted amongst His creatures an order, a hierarchy. Thus, certain inferior creatures, in their conservation and in their action, depend on superior creatures, which are themselves incapable of subsisting without God's action, but which can nevertheless cooperate in the activity of maintaining in existence and in the development of other creatures. Given the elevation of the pure spirits and of their relative nearness to the First Cause, it is not surprising that they play an extensive role in the divine government of material creatures and of those composed of spirit and matter, men.

 

This doctrine rejoins that of the ancient philosophers, Aristotle in particular, who did not hesitate to attribute to superior motions, such as the planets or sun in the signs of the zodiac, a considerable influence on the vital phenomena of generation and conception. It rejoins—and with reason (for we know henceforth the nature of Those who have taught them)—the hypotheses of occultists, astrologers, and other magicians who accord to the stars moved by such intelligences, and to disembodied spirits, an extensive power over terrestrial elements and even human beings. It is not surprising, then, that the expose that St. Thomas Aquinas makes on this subject brings a solution to the problem posed by the UFO's.

 

We shall set forth Catholic doctrine relative to the power of the angels over creation under three aspects: 1) corporeal creatures; 2) man; 3) human societies. We shall see that Catholic doctrine answers and explains all the cases of UFO's, which we shall henceforth qualify as "diabolic infestations," in conformity to the terminology used by theology.

 

The Power of Angels Over Corporeal Creation

 

The angels are not "ethereal" creatures, separated from creation. They have a role to play in the universe. Says St. Thomas:

 

For the angels are part of the universe: they do not constitute a universe of themselves; but both they and corporeal natures unite in constituting one universe. This stands in evidence from the relationship of creature to creature; because the mutual relationship of creatures makes up the good of the universe. But no part is perfect if separate from the whole.3

 

It is written: "In the beginning God created heaven, and earth." By "heaven," according to St. Augustine commenting on this verse, is meant primordial angelic nature, and by "earth" primordial corporeal nature. Created pure spirits, at the pinnacle of the pyramid of created being, they dominate in some way the universe, material, visible, and invisible; they preside over its government and conservation. They are the active agents of divine Providence. By virtue of this office, they have a perfect knowledge of the material order of created things and of the laws that preside over its development. They make use of it in order to fulfill the mission of general government and to fulfill particular missions of assistance to men, as the Bible shows in many examples. One sees them in the Old Testament take the natural form of the human body to appear to Abraham and the prophets, or conduct the Hebrew people out of Egypt; and in the New Testament in order to announce to the Blessed Virgin that she has been chosen to bring forth the Savior. Finally, in both Testaments, one sees them work miracles by the divine power.

 

This is true of the good angels, but in the beginning, the demons made up part of the angelic Powers who governed the corporeal order. They, too, belonged to the nine choirs of angels who were commissioned to direct the universe. Among the nine choirs, there is one, the Virtues, specially appointed to the working of miracles. Chased from the empyrean heaven since their disobedience, the demons were cast into hell. Nevertheless, they will not be relegated there definitively until the Judgment Day. Until then, they exercise their art, so to speak, on visible creation, within the limit allowed by God. But since man constitutes the king and summit of this creation, it is therefore by man that they are led to attack God. As the primordial angelic nature was made light, that is to say, converted to the Word who is light, after a trial destined to test his submission, so the demon served unconsciously to try the fidelity of man towards his Creator. Had he triumphed in this trial, man would have been like the good angels, converted to the light. Following man's disobedience, Satan was able to put on the insignia of his new kingdom, and become "the prince of this world," the title which our Lord recognized to him in the Gospel.

 

Let us underline this fundamental point. If man had not sinned by disobeying, Satan would not have been able to do more. He would never have been able to infiltrate the government of the created universe. His judgment would have been definitively pronounced. He would have been relegated to hell for eternity and we would never again have been tempted. It was by his sin that man and all that depended on him was arrayed under his banner, and Satan, until the coming of Christ, was able to thwart the effects of the divine government of the world exercised by the ministry of the good angels, except, however, the people of God. We have indicated the consequences of this government, the immense catastrophes and the bloody disorders that it provoked.

 

The coming of the Savior and the expansion of Christianity eclipsed his empire for a time. But, since the Renaissance, the devil has been in a strong position to reassert his empire over matter, men, and civil society, paralyzing more than ever the government of the good angels. It is in our day that these words of St. Paul find their full meaning realized:

For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity: not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope. Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till now. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit: even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body (Rom. 8:19-23).

In these latter days more than ever, creation is subject to the assaults and power of the devil. And the devil spreads ugliness and unhappiness everywhere, by the intermediary of men who are enslaved to him. He intervenes directly by his manifestations (among which are the UFO's); by disasters of all kinds; by earthquakes, which some say often coincide with the sightings of UFO's; by the disturbances that he introduces in the regular course of the seasons and the growing cycle; by the desertification of the lands that are subject to his reign; by the perturbations that he provokes in space-time; by his prodigies of all kinds; and finally, by possession, often unbeknownst to the victims, of the minds of men.

 

The power of angels over the material universe perfectly explains the phenomena associated with UFO's: the sudden apparition and disappearance of craft, with or without the presence of beings resembling humans. All these characteristics justify the classification of the UFO phenomenon as demonic infestations. One can readily explain their movements at incredible speed and their sudden disappearance by the fact that the demons are not subject, as are men, to the continuum of space and time. Their vessels seem to fall into another dimension, into another universe, that of spirit. This corresponds equally with the thesis of certain philosophers who admit the existence of angelic time, intermediary between divine eternity and human time.

 

Over and beyond the difference between angelic time and the human time, other faculties reserved to the angels explain the phenomenon of UFO's: the ability of pure spirits to materialize and dematerialize at will, that is to say, to borrow the forms or appearances of material creation, human or animal. The serpent of Genesis, the dragons of the ancients, the human body: all these forms, more or less caricatured, have been borrowed by "the prince of this world" in the course of human history. What is noteworthy is the adaptation of the forms used to the changing mentality of men throughout history. In Antiquity, the form of the dragon was preferred because of its terrifying aspect, proper to inspire submission. In these times of the reign of technology and science, what could be more appropriate or refined, more "pregnant" and suggestive than the form of the cosmonaut, archetype of the man of civilizations who believe themselves to be or who desire to be superior; in a word, what could be more apt to seduce "modern man"?

 

The devils make themselves by turns, according to an unrevealed strategic plan, terrifying or seductive. In fact, we should say both terrifying and seductive, because it is only by the poison of immediate seduction that their terrifying character can go unnoticed by men. They utilize material creation after the manner of magicians. Porphyrus already wrote about them:

They are the brothers of magic. Also, those who, by recourse to occult practices, commit evil actions, venerate them, especially their chief. They have an abundance of varied and false images of things, and by that means they are eminently skillful at putting into play secret means for organizing deceits.

...Satan is always the same.

In returning to the world, he comes with all the attributes of his antique royalty: oracles, prodigies, various manipulations, all the cortege of seduction, signs and instruments of rule with which he had filled the ancient world and with which he still fills the idolatrous world. All these things necessarily had to reappear in a world fallen once again under his dominion by the retreat of Christianity.4

The stage is the same, the actors are also the same, only the props have changed!

 

Miracles and Prodigies

 

But if there can be no doubt about the power of demons over matter, does it follow that they have unlimited power so as to be able to accomplish miracles? St. Thomas, treating of the divine government in the Summa ITieologica, answers this question by distinguishing in living bodies two intrinsic principles: 1) matter, which as such is totally undifferentiated and therefore totally malleable and capable of receiving any kind of modification; and 2) the substantial form which, informing matter, organizes it and enables it to become some determinate corporeal entity: mineral, vegetable, animal.5

 

If angels or demons can make use of the plasticity of prime matter, they cannot, on the other hand, influence the substantial form. That power belongs to God. In other words, demons can accomplish prodigies, but they cannot work miracles. For example the transformation of a stone into a frog would constitute a miracle.

 

There is a miracle strictly speaking when something is produced outside the order of nature. But for there to be a miracle it is not enough that something be accomplished outside the nature of a particular creature: for then, when someone throws a stone into the air he would work a miracle, since that is outside the nature of the stone. Thus a thing is a miracle if it occurs outside of the order of created nature. For only God can do that: whatever is accomplished by an angel or any other creature by its own power is accomplished according to the order of created nature: it is not a miracle.

 

Further on, St. Thomas explains more fully what he means:

 

Because we do not totally know the power of created nature, when something occurs outside the order of nature, it appears to our eyes as a miracle. But when the demons accomplish something by virtue of their nature, we also call it a miracle, not absolutely speaking, but in relation to us. It is in this manner that the magi work "miracles" with the help of "demons." He cites the case of the Pharaoh's magicians who, by the power of demons, "produced real snakes and real frogs." To explain these prodigies that look like miracles, St. Thomas formulates several possible explanations. The first depends on the demon's power of suggestion over the human mind. The second stems from the demon's power over nature to fabricate a body and to take the appearance of man or animal. Finally, to explain the apparition of living beings, St. Thomas attributes to the demons a perfect knowledge of the laws of life. He puts forth the hypothesis of the existence in a latent state, in prime matter, "vital seeds" capable of engendering life under certain exceptional circumstances. The demons, more intelligent than we, would know these conditions. Recall that science, having discarded the hypothesis of spontaneous generation at the end of the 19th century, seems to be having recourse to it in our time. Let us not go further into this hypothesis,6 which does not directly concern our subject.

 

Let us consider, rather the usefulness of the distinction between a supernatural event (miracle) and a preternatural event (prodigy) as it applies in the study of UFO's. A miracle can only have as author God, Creator of all things, or else the angels to whom He has given the power to work miracles. A prodigy

can only have as author the devil mastering the cosmic forces by means of a science of which we are ignorant....The true faith was proven by miracles. It is by prodigies that the religion of the devil will be insinuated into the minds of men. The devil likes to ape the Creator. He is storing up for us in future a cortege of stupefying prodigies which, according to Holy Scripture, would confound even the Elect in those days were they not preserved by a special grace!

 

Hell’s Henchmen

It is legitimate to enquire whether the prodigies realized in our times-the UFO's, for example—might not be the work of men initiated into the devil's science by the devil himself. Just as the Creator uses the ministry of angels to perform miracles, as Scripture and tradition teach, so the demons could avail themselves of the ministry of certain men in order to accomplish their prodigies. History testifies to this supposition unequivocally. Recall the Pharaoh's magic at the time of Moses. Certain experiments conducted in the US about 40 years ago could lead us to accept this hypothesis as true for our era, too. The most astonishing of the "paranormal" experiments was conducted by the US Navy in 1943 in Philadelphia and at sea. The experiment's purpose was to record the effect of a strong magnetic current on a manned surface vessel. The results proved to be stupefying. The ship and its crew became invisible. The men experienced a strange sensation of dematerialization. One sees to what aberrations the use of a certain science can lead. Christ did not come in order to unveil for our use the laws of the universe, but rather truths of the supernatural order. Not that the doors of science must be systematically closed, but that men, in the state of sin, cannot cross the threshold without danger, and if they go too far, it is certainly not in accord with the divine will. "Science without conscience is the soul's ruin," wrote Montaigne. Then, if it is not the Creator who arouses such curiosity, it can only be His enemy, the Serpent of Genesis. The power that the devil possesses over man...provides a supplementary confirmation.

 

Taking these considerations into account, we cannot exclude a priori a direct intervention of men in producing the UFO phenomenon....Nevertheless, such an intervention could not occur without an indirect action of the devil, as we have just seen....In the end times, Satan will put everything into play in order to "ape" God in His miracles and set himself against Him, going so far as to produce false resurrections of persons from the past. These false resurrections...based on a technique of "prolonged astral bilocation," reserved to the damned, who are entirely deprived of liberty, were announced by the Blessed Virgin in her message at La Salette. Yes, Satan rules, but God keeps watch.

 

Oracles and Prophecy

The parallel that exists between miracle and prodigy also exists between prophecy and oracle. Can the devil know the future? The answer is found in making a distinction between the realities of the supernatural world and those of the created universe. Concerning the supernatural world, Lucifer's henchmen are like men: they only know what it has pleased God to reveal; with this difference, that, since the fall, the demons are plunged into complete blindness as regards spiritual realities. The import of this fundamental truth is that only God can exactly foresee future events and conduct human history, arena of man's free will, to its end. For, if that were not so, it would suppose that either human freedom does not exist, or that the devil can know ahead of time the choices that the men yet to be born will make. But the "secret of hearts" is known to God alone. The devil does not know and can never know how men will respond to the graces that are offered or will be offered by the Creator.

 

On the other hand, as regards the created universe of which he perfectly knows the laws, he can certainly predict the consequences of certain phenomena. Knowing the causes, he can perceive the effects even in cases where the events are unforeseeable to man, who never knows completely the chain of causes and effects.

 

The prediction of future events which depend upon free choices is the realm of what is called "prophecy"; the prediction of events determined by the interventions of the devil falls into the domain of oracle. The demons are not prophets, but only diviners, that is, what are called "oracles." If in the Old Testament God had His prophets, the devil had his oracles. Sometimes these diviners even predicted the opposite of what the demons wanted, as is shown by the story of Balaam.

 

The reason for the reappearance of oracles would be that, by submitting himself once again to the power of the devil, man gives him a certain hold on the future, on his own future, reality henceforth coinciding with the disoccultation of the Luciferian Plan. Thus it is Lucifer's plan that, with God's permission and in a language that remains hermetic, the devil reveals to us. It is a sure bet that part of this plan has been accomplished in a world where he has succeeded in becoming master of causes by subjecting the minds and souls of men and human societies. That still does not make it prophecy, however.

 

To close this topic, let us say a few words about the reasons for their apparent and forbidding obscurity. Prophecies and oracles are, in fact, ordinarily incomprehensible whatever their language or style. First of all, they are given for a time of which their contemporaries have no idea. Would we have been able to imagine the television in the 12th century? The representation of the television being impossible, the words to describe it would have been very obscure, not corresponding to any concrete object familiar to the minds of men living at the time. Moreover, as regards prophecy, God would annul our liberty were He to reveal to us too distinctly the future. Why should we change our lives if we cannot change our destiny! To use the current language, such an attitude on God's part would be demoralizing. But God, who created man free, totally respects man's liberty. St. Augustine said that God, who made us without our will, cannot save us without our participation. This is so true that all the end times messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the last 150 years are always conditional: "If you do not convert...if you do not amend your life...." She has never affirmed that no matter what we do, there would be wars.

 

As for oracles, their obscurity results not only from the fact that Satan is the Ape of God, or that enigma is a source of fascination and seduction and foments in men the desire for power; it also results from the fact that he is not the master of free wills, and thus cannot exactly predict the future. Thus obscurity, double and triple meanings, constitute opportune screens. He cannot fail or be taken in a lie. It is simply a precaution on Lucifer's part. Besides, with the passage of time, it is clear that prophecy can never be perfectly understood until it has come to pass.

 

We conclude by answering a question that is surely in the reader's mind. How can we men ever discern the true from the false, the miracle from prodigy, for want of knowing the secret of hearts and the laws of matter? The answer is to be found in traditional catechisms. We can discern the true from the false, the miracle from prodigy, by the gift of the discernment of spirits, which we receive in Confirmation. But the soul must be open to the reception of this gift.

 

What is needed is a faith submissive to the teaching of the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church; a faith fortified by the reception of the sacraments and by perseverance in prayer and penance. But systematic doubt, "searching," as they say today, discussion of revealed truths accompanied by a worldly and dissipated life lead sooner or later to supernatural blindness and render the soul extremely vulnerable to the deceits of the devil. This is what the Blessed Virgin has reminded us in her messages at La Salette, Lourdes, and Fatima, to name just the best known, and, moreover, incontestably recognized by the Catholic Church. That is the only possible protection against the devil. There is no other.

 


1. Summa Theologica, I-I, Q. 50, A. 1.

2. This description appeared under the name of an Orthodox priest, Fr. Rodion, of St. Petersburg, in 1992; it was cited on pp.200, 201 in the book by Vladimir Fedorovski, Le département du diable [The Devil's Department] (Plon, 1996). (Appendix to Les OVNI Identifies by Alain Kerizo)

3. ST, I-I, Q. 61, A. 3.

4. Bishop Gaume, Traite du Saint Esprit.

5. In "L'etat mystique" of Bishop Saudreau, (Angers, 1921) one reads this very interesting remark: "It even seems that the devil is not allowed to perfectly reproduce the human form." He adds in a footnote: "We had learned from various sources this peculiarity before reading it in Suarez, who evokes the testimony of several authors and the avowals of witches. One day, a confrere was consulting us on suspicious apparitions; we advised him to find out about the shape of the feet: the seer looked. They were animal feet." This is not without interest when one considers attentively the accounts of "humanoids" piloting the UFO's!

6. Especially since a fourth, much simpler, hypothesis seems to us to be more likely: The devil could simply have transported the frogs that he had gathered up a few miles from there, in order to place them at the disposition of Pharaoh's magicians! Accounts of kidnappings by the UFO's are frequent. Who can do the greater deed can do the lesser. In the magicians' trade, only the end justifies the means adopted to make a deep impression. Such is the case of the notorious Filipino sorcerers who, operating with bare hands, extract from their patients' bodies divers objects (cotton, scissors, etc.), which seduces the patients; but the objects must not come from very far: the operator's pocket, for example!


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1 posted on 10/20/2010 12:25:17 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Quix
I posted this to help you put your mind at ease.

Catholics have been aware of these issues for a very long time. This article, from the traditionalist SSPX magazine, was published in 2001.

So please stop worrying that Catholics might be deceived by the inane rantings of a couple liberal Jesuits who happen to work in the Vatican observatory.

They do not speak for the Pope, they do not know the mind of the Pope, and the Church is not in on some grand conspiracy to reveal a UFO agenda.

2 posted on 10/20/2010 12:29:59 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
The Angelus: A Journal of Roman Catholic Tradition | October 2001 | Alain Kerizo

"....we are going to reverse the proposition of the UFOlogues and attempt to demonstrate that the UFO's are a form specially adapted to the modern mentality of the old pagan religion, and, as such, opposed to the Christian religion."

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3 posted on 10/20/2010 12:34:08 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
[Satan] 9) He is a lightbearer.

Hey...Beelzobama is a lightworker. Is that the same thing?

4 posted on 10/20/2010 12:35:27 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Alex Murphy
Friday, August 20, 2010

Extraterrestrial Life and the Catholic Church: Collection of Links


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Speculations on such things are nothing new in Catholic circles (lest anyone think that). Prominent clerics of the Middle Ages, including John Buridan (14th c.), Bishop Nicholas Oresme (d. 1382), and Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464), had already seriously discussed the possibility of other worlds.

Nor was Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) condemned and executed because he believed in the possibility of other worlds, as some misinformed secular articles about this topic (e.g., in The Washington Post) have asserted. His heresies were as follows, according to the article about him in the Catholic Encyclopedia:

    Bruno was not condemned for his defence of the Copernican system of astronomy, nor for his doctrine of the plurality of inhabited worlds, but for his theological errors, among which were the following: that Christ was not God but merely an unusually skilful magician, that the Holy Ghost is the soul of the world, that the Devil will be saved, etc. . . .

    . . . his system of thought is an incoherent materialistic pantheism. God and the world are one; matter and spirit, body and soul, are two phases of the same substance; the universe is infinite; beyond the visible world there is an infinity of other worlds, each of which is inhabited; this terrestrial globe has a soul; in fact, each and every part of it, mineral as well as plant and animal, is animated; all matter is made up of the same elements (no distinction between terrestrial and celestial matter); all souls are akin (transmigration is, therefore, not impossible).


To find scientists who were executed (unlike Galileo, who endured a "house arrest" in velvety palaces) simply because of scientific speculation, one has to look elsewhere: to the "reasoned" and "enlightened" anti-Catholic French Revolutionaries of the late 18th century, who did away with, e.g., Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794): the "father of modern chemistry", as well as chemist and metallurgist Philippe-Frédéric de Dietrich (guillotined on 19 November 1793), astronomer and mathematician Jean Baptiste Gaspard Bochart de Saron (guillotined on 20 April 1794), and botanist and statesman Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes (guillotined on 23 April 1794). The famous French philosopher and mathematician Nicolas de Condorcet died in an "Enlightenment" prison under mysterious circumstances, on 28 March 1794.

For an explosion of the ludicrous myth that the Catholic Church was historically and is presently opposed to scientific advance, see my ten-part, copiously-documented study, Christianity's Central Role in the Conception and Development of Modern Science: Hundreds of Historical Facts Documented.

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Alien Life Out There (Catholic.net)

Catholic Belief And Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life (Technovelgy.com)

Vatican-sponsored meeting discusses chances of extraterrestrial life (Carol Glatz; Catholic News Service)

Catholic church: Faith in God, alien life OK (Brian Bethel; Abilene Reporter-News)

Vatican Holds Conference on Extraterrestrial Life (Universe Today)

Believing in aliens not opposed to Christianity, Vatican’s top astronomer says (Catholic News Agency)

Extra-terrestrial life is possible, Vatican astronomer says (Catholic Culture.org)

Aliens need Christ’s redemption, too (The Catholic Herald)

Christ and Extraterrestrial Life (Ilia Delio, O. S. F., Theology and Science, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2007; PDF file)

Vatican astronomer: E.T. could be our 'extraterrestrial brother'
(FatherRoderick.com)

Do space aliens have souls? Inquiring minds can check Jesuit's book (Carol Glatz; Catholic News Service)

Vatican Observatory examines theological implications of finding alien life (Catholic News Agency)

Belief in aliens not necessarily against the faith, Vatican official says (Catholic News Agency)

Most religious believers don’t think discovery of alien life would threaten their faith (Catholic News Agency)

Ignorant Armies Clash By Night (Mark Shea; National Catholic Register)

Vatican: It's OK for Catholics to Believe in Aliens (Fox News.com)

E.T. Stay Home (Charles Colson; Catholic Exchange)

‘Is there other intelligent life in our universe?’ (Catholic Star Herald)

5 posted on 10/20/2010 12:38:44 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

No question...there is something out there. It is being seen all over the world. Ex astronaut Ed Mitchell says he’s been briefed on it. The crash as Roswell was real and the US government has been in contact with at least one “alien” species since the mid fifties.

Is it not interesting that the Roswell crash and the founding of Israel happened at about the same time?


6 posted on 10/20/2010 12:45:04 PM PDT by kjo
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Albert Einstein, asked shortly before his death
what he thought about the origin of UFO's, said:
"The UFO's are piloted by men who left the earth 10,000 years ago."
... I'd like to see that quote verified...
7 posted on 10/20/2010 12:49:58 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Thank you very much for posting this. It corrects some of my own confusion on the subject. I hope it does the same for others.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 12:56:36 PM PDT by Legatus (Keep calm and carry on)
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To: Legatus
Thank you very much for posting this. It corrects some of my own confusion on the subject. I hope it does the same for others.

Good.

A word of warning, however: I would strongly recommend Catholics against researching this subject unless you have a legitimate need to do so. Just like a vain curiosity or morose fascination with exorcism and the demonic is often dangerous to the faithful, so is this subject, probably for the very same reason.

Unless you have a real reason, just don't go there. The stuff you stumble across in trying to delve deeper into these debates online will rot your brain and is dangerous to your soul.

9 posted on 10/20/2010 1:17:00 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Ever since I realized that several well known artists over the last 200 years have literally painted "retinal tears" into their works, I've examined all visual phenomena I might encounter very, very closely.

There are floaters, dragons, kites, rockets, monsters, etc. The older you get the more of them you see. If they remove the vitreal cell inside your eye most of that goes away.

Up until recently that sort of thing couldn't be done so folks would continue seeing all sorts of things that were simply defects in their vision, or hunks of flesh floating around inside their eyeballs.

10 posted on 10/20/2010 1:24:33 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
“Interestingly, a significant lapse in the record of these events through history occurred during the ages of Faith, only to resume with the Protestant revolt.”

Bull poop.

There exist paintings from the late middle ages that clearly depict flying metal discs in the sky. The “age of Faith” involved censorship and exceedingly tight control over who learned to read and write, and what information was disseminated. It was a capitol crime to create or read the Holy Bible in any language other than Latin!

The mother Church has made efforts during the past century to supersede their past failures to recognize scientific endeavors as applying to the real world, not the spiritual. Science need not be a threat to religion — no one has been burned at the stake by astronomers — but the Church has persecuted and executed scientists in the past, act the Church deeply regrets and has apologized for having done.

This whole article smacks of propaganda which is really unfortunate. I was reared as a Roman Catholic and defend the church frequently but articles such as this, well, it's just too much.

11 posted on 10/20/2010 1:24:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I was not aware, yet at the same time not surprised, that Thomas Aquinias had written on this subject.

Looks like I’ve got more reading to do.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 1:26:12 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: SatinDoll

While I agree that this does have a pro-RCC spin to it, I wouldn’t consider it “Bull poop” just because of that. Even taking into consideration the source, there is a sizeable amount of evidence supporting the idea that the UFO phenomenon is grounded in demonology as understood from the Christian perspective. I also would heartily agree with an earlier poster that unless you have a strong faith and a firm grasp of spiritual warfare, DO NOT DABBLE in this field. Seriously, this is extremely dangerous territory for most people.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 1:34:16 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: SatinDoll
The mother Church has made efforts during the past century to supersede their past failures to recognize scientific endeavors as applying to the real world, not the spiritual. Science need not be a threat to religion — no one has been burned at the stake by astronomers — but the Church has persecuted and executed scientists in the past, act the Church deeply regrets and has apologized for having done.

Names, dates, links?

You desperately need deprogramming from such nonsense. Please start here:

Introduction: Christianity's Central Role in the Conception and Development of Modern Science

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

14 posted on 10/20/2010 1:35:30 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Sacred Scripture only speaks to us of two kinds of intellectual natures: the angelic and the human. There are no others.

That is a non sequitur.

Just because Sacred Scripture speaks to us of only two does not mean that there are only two. It only means we have been told of only two.

Here's what the R.H. Charles translation of I Enoch says about the knowledge of the Watchers...

And now as to the watchers who have sent thee [Enoch] to intercede for them, who had been aforetime in heaven, (say to them [The Watchers]): "You have been in heaven, but all the mysteries had not yet been revealed to you, and you knew worthless ones, and these in the hardness of your hearts you have made known to the women, and through these mysteries women and men work much evil on earth."
If God keeps even angels (who have been in heaven) in the dark, you can imagine how little mankind knows of all that God has done and is doing.

All that said, I still agree with the author of the title post that extraterrestrials on earth are fallen angels. The circumstantial and even direct evidence (such as the thousands of eye witness accounts of abductees) points to their nature and purpose as being evil and Satanic.

15 posted on 10/20/2010 1:43:43 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: paladin1_dcs
I also would heartily agree with an earlier poster that unless you have a strong faith and a firm grasp of spiritual warfare, DO NOT DABBLE in this field. Seriously, this is extremely dangerous territory for most people.

That simply cannot be repeated or emphasized enough, thank you.

By the way, CS Lewis was the father of the modern day fascination with the topic of extraterrestrials and salvation. See Lewis and extraterrestrials: Religion and Rocketry

Basic Christian analysis of this subject, à la CS Lewis, is not in and of itself dangerous. Obsessing over the UFO subject itself can very well be.

16 posted on 10/20/2010 1:44:53 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: muawiyah
Up until recently that sort of thing couldn't be done so folks would continue seeing all sorts of things that were simply defects in their vision, or hunks of flesh floating around inside their eyeballs.

Great point. And since the primary "power" of demons is over the imagination, not the intellect or the will, they can have a field day with those blood clots in the eye, i.e., floaters, dragons, kites, rockets, monsters, etc. in a susceptible individual.

17 posted on 10/20/2010 1:49:03 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: paladin1_dcs

I disagree that demons and UFOs are related.

UFOs are from other areas within our Universe. The same Natural Laws of this Universe [God’s Laws] apply to them as to ourselves. In other words, they are tangible and part of the physical world.

Demons are not manifestations derived from within our Universe, but from outside.

Perhaps you are unaware of the recent advances in Quantum Physics. Parallel universes have been identified. I believe this is enormously important information particularly as it applies to demonology.

Science is not and should not ever be the enemy of religion. If anything, it can prevent the deeply spiritual from formulating seemingly ‘rational’ arguments that latter are proved wrong and look silly.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 1:51:20 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

thank you.


19 posted on 10/20/2010 1:51:20 PM PDT by holly go-rightly
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To: SatinDoll

These things reflect light. Given the distances they´d have to travel they must exceed light velocity. Yet how could they do this when the protons in their structure are moving faster than their electrons can interact and vice-versa?

Pretty primitive spacecraft designers.


20 posted on 10/20/2010 2:05:58 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SatinDoll

While I agree that Quantum Physics seems to offer a good explaination of relationship between the physical and spiritual realms, I must disagree with you that UFO’s are simply from other areas within our own Universe. What evidence of this do you offer?

Everything that we know of these beings points to their ability to bend the “rules” of our own Universe at their whim, which is something that I would expect from a being that is not of this plane of existance but not something that a being from our plane of existance can perform, so please let me know what you think supports the idea of these beings belonging to a physical nature instead of a spiritual nature.

Now, I am open to new information changing the way I view a subject so if you have some kind of new information that I haven’t heard before, please share it.


21 posted on 10/20/2010 2:10:14 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Beelzobama is reported to be light in the loafers. Does THAT count?


22 posted on 10/20/2010 2:10:22 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Alex Murphy
Fatima: The new Movie… Deception a-go-go [the Fatima apparitions were really UFO manifestations]

This nonsense was also discussed in this thread: Hindu Kundalini infestation of Pentecostalism and their war on the Queen of Heaven?

The attack on authentic Marian apparitions is just as much a demonic deception as the UFO phenomenon.

Scripture is very clear about the demonic attack on the true Queen of Heaven (and she is the Mother of God, not the pagan idol mentioned in Jeremiah) in the End Times:

Revelation 12 (New International Version)

Revelation 12

The Woman and the Dragon
 1A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. 4His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

 7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

 10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
   "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God,
      and the authority of his Christ.
   For the accuser of our brothers,
      who accuses them before our God day and night,
      has been hurled down.
 11They overcame him
      by the blood of the Lamb
      and by the word of their testimony;
   they did not love their lives so much
      as to shrink from death.
 12Therefore rejoice, you heavens
      and you who dwell in them!
   But woe to the earth and the sea,
      because the devil has gone down to you!
   He is filled with fury,
      because he knows that his time is short."

 13When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. 15Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 2:13:35 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: SatinDoll

One other item I noticed where I believe you have solid intentions but haven’t fully thought out the ramifications is your assertion that “Science is not and should not ever be the enemy of religion. If anything, it can prevent the deeply spiritual from formulating seemingly ‘rational’ arguments that latter are proved wrong and look silly.”

While I fully agree that the sciences, when fully understood and correctly interpreted, can not and will not ever be the enemy of religion, I would like you to remember that the only thing we can be sure of in this world is that which is revealed as true by God.

Many times this does not cause a conflict, as the truth is patently obvious, but in some instances it can, has and will cause conflicts, especially where man’s understanding of the sciences leads them in a direction away from the path that is revealed as true by God. It’s at these times that mankind must ask the question of “who is right, God or man?”

For example, in Job 36, God talks about the hydrologic cycle, yet we didn’t understand this cycle until recently. Who was right, God or man?
Again, in Genesis 7 and Job 38, God speaks about the Hydrothermal vents (fountains of the deep, springs of the sea) yet we didn’t know about them first hand for another 3000 years.

I can keep going, but the point is this. If the Bible says something is true and is correctly understood, then if science disagrees, science MUST yield.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 2:25:46 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: SatinDoll
Parallel universes have been identified theorized.

Those theories are based entirely upon abstract mathematics--unsupported by experimental evidence.

25 posted on 10/20/2010 2:34:14 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
The attack on authentic Marian apparitions is just as much a demonic deception as the UFO phenomenon.

Why can't Marian apparitions be part of the UFO phenomenon?

26 posted on 10/20/2010 2:34:52 PM PDT by marbren
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To: paladin1_dcs
“Everything that we know of these beings points to their ability to bend the “rules” of our own Universe at their whim,..”

There are people who've witnessed ET deaths and seen their corpses. Sounds like physical reality to me.

As to their abilities to bend ‘rules’, to those who don't understand how a particular technology works, it always looks fantastic.

“Any technology, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic”. (I forget who made that statement so I cannot attribute the quote, but it sums up my attitude about advanced technology rather nicely.)

I doubt a person from the 18th century could guess that a microwave oven was capable of cooking food or boiling water. Our homes, offices, and industries are filled with devices that do things which someone from just 50 years ago would perceive as wondrous, even magical.

27 posted on 10/20/2010 2:44:16 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: marbren
There have been plenty of false Marian apparitions. But we're not talking about false apparitions, we're talking about Pentecostals who claim that Fatima was a UFO phenomenon.

Unfortunately, much of the last two decades of mainstream Pentecostal phenomena is likely demonic itself, according to mainstream Pentecostals such as Pastor David Wilkerson and Andrew Strom, bringing into question any claim by Pentecostals that valid Marian apparitions may be demonic deceptions. And the Pentecostals are relying on secular UFOlogists as the basis of their claims on Fatima, not the most credible bunch, bringing into further question the discernment of those who make these claims about Fatima.

28 posted on 10/20/2010 2:46:03 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: paladin1_dcs

“I can keep going, but the point is this. If the Bible says something is true and is correctly understood, then if science disagrees, science MUST yield.”

This isn’t mentioned in the Holy Bible that I know of, but the Church maintained for centuries that the Earth was the center of the Universe.

The Church’s error was HUGE. I, for one, am glad science did not yield.


29 posted on 10/20/2010 2:55:45 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Thanks for posting a very good article.

I don’t know why some people want to dabble in what the Devil/demons are doing.

With all things give Praise and uplift others.

So much truth to misery loves company and there is more than enough of that on the internet.

I read very few threads anymore as there is sooo much misery being posted it is IMO truly unhealthy.

Thanks again.


30 posted on 10/20/2010 2:56:47 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Parallel universes are theorized.

You are correct. Only if one is a demon-fighter are they more real than theory.

Very nice Great Seal of Kansas at your home page, mas cerveza.


31 posted on 10/20/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

The thing is, accepting the possibility of demonic influence in the material world does not ipso facto deny the existence of material aliens. They could just be perverting that existence to their own ends.


32 posted on 10/20/2010 3:08:43 PM PDT by Eepsy
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To: onedoug

You’ve got me there, I have to admit I know nothing about spaceship technology. So, how many have you designed and built?

Did you know that the Federal Reserve makes money out of thin air? Unbelievable. But QE is exactly that — money out of thin air.

Frankly, I can believe in space travel being real, and spaceships that reflect light when moving below the speed of light but are invisible when exceeding it (which I don’t think they actually do anyway).

Money out of thin air? Nope.


33 posted on 10/20/2010 3:14:24 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Eepsy

WOW! You can read the minds of aliens?


34 posted on 10/20/2010 3:15:48 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: onedoug
Given the distances they´d have to travel they must exceed light velocity.

Allen Hynek, physicist, astronomer, went from being skeptic to believer as science advisor to Project Blue Book. Before his death, he came to believe that these beings are not extraterrestrial, but extra-dimensional.

The whole idea of them coming from a distance star system was tossed out years ago. For example...

"One theory which can no longer be taken very seriously is that UFOs are interstellar spaceships."
- Arthur C. Clarke, New York Times Book Review, 07/27/75

Here are a couple of interesting quotes from someone who was abducted...

"Increasingly I felt as if I were entering a struggle that might even be more than life and death. It might be a struggle for my soul, my essence, or whatever part of me might have reference to the eternal. There are worse things than death, I suspected... so far the word demon had never been spoken among the scientists and doctors who were working with me...Alone at night I worried about the legendary cunning of demons ...At the very least I was going stark, raving mad."
- Whitley Strieber, Transformation, p. 44-45

"I felt an absolutely indescribable sense of menace. It was hell on earth to be there [in the presence of the entities], and yet I couldn't move, couldn't cry out, couldn't get away. I'd lay as still as death, suffering inner agonies. Whatever was there seemed so monstrously ugly, so filthy and dark and sinister. Of course they were demons. They had to be. And they were here and I couldn't get away."
- Whitley Strieber, Transformation, p. 181


35 posted on 10/20/2010 3:17:03 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I am not pentecostal, so I’ll repeat my question. Why can’t Marian apparitions be part of the UFO phenomenon?


36 posted on 10/20/2010 3:29:21 PM PDT by marbren
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Am very blessed to read this.

I wish I had more confidence that it reflected the attitude and perspective of the hierarchy.


37 posted on 10/20/2010 4:37:05 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Interesting site. Follow through the 12Dec2012 links and see how the intersecting galaxies segue into a convergence on the same date.

http://viewzone2.com/milkywayx.html


39 posted on 10/20/2010 7:00:36 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp; Radagast the Fool; DoctorBulldog; Celtic Cross; Grizzled Bear; ScoopAmma; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

40 posted on 10/20/2010 7:04:12 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
So please stop worrying that Catholics might be deceived by the inane rantings of a couple liberal Jesuits who happen to work in the Vatican observatory.

They do not speak for the Pope, they do not know the mind of the Pope, and the Church is not in on some grand conspiracy to reveal a UFO agenda.

Outstanding! Bless you ,Dear Brother!

41 posted on 10/20/2010 7:16:42 PM PDT by stfassisi ((The greatest gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: Talisker
You obviously have never learned the sound advice to "Avoid the near occasion of sin." That is where I am coming from.

And frankly, I will not take spiritual advice online from otherwise well-meaning folks who think the Hindu Kundalini spirit is the same as the Christian Holy Spirit.

42 posted on 10/20/2010 7:51:52 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: kjo

marked for later.


43 posted on 10/20/2010 7:52:55 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Yet where is God in all this? With all these devils, demons and extra-dimensional ne´r-do-wellers about - which He would have to have created - it would seem to make the universe a rather crowded and unruly place. It seems to me that having made Man in His image there´s plenty of depravity to deal with without invoking all sorts of bogeymen, which, by the way, there isn´t a shred of physical evidence to support at all.


44 posted on 10/20/2010 7:55:25 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Proof that aliens are among us:
45 posted on 10/20/2010 8:04:01 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: marbren
I've never seen any valid evidence of valid Marian apparitions being part of UFO phenomenon. I've never made a critical study of fraudulent Marian apparitions to see if there was anything to them that might qualify as such.

The UFOlogists who obsess over these things will "see" evidence of such anywhere their anti-Catholic bias takes them, so I refuse to accept any of their claims at face value. They have an agenda that is not holy, and many of them are already deeply immersed in the occult themselves, whether they know it or not.

46 posted on 10/20/2010 8:06:12 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Alex Murphy

Thanks for the links.

Have you been saving them for some time, or do you have a way of compiling them quickly?


47 posted on 10/20/2010 8:12:24 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Talisker
But YOU speak for the Pope?

Well, Quix recently claimed that L'Osservatore Romano and the Vatican observatory speaks for the Pope, and I have written for L'Osservatore Romano, ergo by Quix' reasoning, yes, yes indeed, I do speak for the Pope, thanks. (Only by Quix' reasoning, mind you. Even my "pomposity, arrogance, and sheer bloviating self-importance" wouldn't lead me to make the mistake of thinking I speak for the Pope.)

48 posted on 10/20/2010 8:19:59 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Cvengr

Thanks. Will check it out.


49 posted on 10/20/2010 8:59:51 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Alex Murphy

EXCELLENT.

I need to save those to my home page.


50 posted on 10/20/2010 9:01:09 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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