CMV: Belief in ancient aliens is neither more nor less reasonable than belief in God

The modern culture shuns people who claim alien encounters and UFO sightings, yet openly embraces people who profess belief in ancient miracles otherwise unexplainable by science. I find this to be a very strange double standard. In this CMV I want to put forth the claim that it one cannot state that it is more reasonable to believe in one over the other. Whether or not both are unreasonable is outside the scope of this CMV. For the purposes of this CMV, let’s focus on one of each, e.g. Raelism, which is a new religious movement based on the ancient aliens theory, and Christianity, which is the world’s most popular theistic religion today. Compare and contrast these two situations: If I tell people that I believe an extraterrestrial species called the Elohim created humanity through advanced technology, that Jesus and Muhammad were some of many prophets sent by Elohim to prepare humanity for news about their origins, and that the Elohim will one day return to save humanity from its own technology (e.g. nuclear annihilation), then people will think I’m totally bonkers. On the other hand, if I tell people that I believe Jesus was God descending to Earth by…

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CMV: Belief in ancient aliens is neither more nor less reasonable than belief in God

Updated: May 14, 2021 — 10:27 am