Originally Posted by DD2011
I think it is very intelligent of us to have fear with anything unknown. That fear could ultimately save our lives as long as panic and paranoia doesn't over come. Considering the good and evil we have on our own planet, a universe of all peaceful nondevious beings is probably unlikely. We don't know what's out there - could be those who for years have wanted to change the conditions of our planet to suit their survival, not ours (we have got to stop polluting it with poison). Could be those out there too who want to protect us from that .....We do not know - they don't come down and communicate with us face to face in public engagements. What we do know is that people are intelligent enough to protect and sustain their own planet - defensively and environmentally.
The UFO's aren't waging war with air weapons, as many years have proven. I believe we should be very mindful that their communcation abilities is not fully known by the majority. For all we know, they could be trying to communicate telepathically with us. Is it possible that people who've never experienced such communication could and have believed God is speaking or guiding them? History does seem to point to this possibility. I seen an interesting show on the history channel that touched base on the concept.
The American Heritage Dictionary does define the word god to mean extraterrestrial, so people had to at some point in time and place use the word and meant extraterrestrial. If that is the case, the beings who spoke to humans 2000 years ago, more than likely wouldn't be the same beings of today (if their life span is comparable to ours). I don't know, but whatever the truth, it seems fascinating, and sometimes scarey the possibilities. The universe is a huge scarey place, we have to expect there to be some fear when thinking and talking about it.
You put it very well, DD2011, and when it comes to the low probability of our universe being filled with "non-devious" beings, you have evolutionary theory on your side. The observed outcome of Natural Selection right here on good'ole Earth seems to have favored (animals&people) Aggression, Opportunism and Deceptiveness.
So if aliens are already among us, it seems understandable we feel a twinge of fear. Wise to be wary, fersure. The next challenge, IF those ETs or extradimensionsionals or whatevers get involved in earthly affairs, to find a faction that is 'nice', worth giving a degree of trust in hopes of gaining an ally. (We'd want them to share some of their gizmos too