Just for Trekkies

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One thing about visiting other blogs is that every so often someone either writes an “I just have to share this!” post … or an individual leaves a comment that literally jumps off the page at you.

Today, I came across the latter and couldn’t resist the urge to share. With the person’s permission, here is the comment left in response to Danica’s most recent post, What Is Humanism.

Humanists are equatable to Star Fleet and the Federation. Humans working together for the betterment of mankind, striving to attain personal greatness while at the same time working towards the goals of a peaceful and just society.

Religionists are equatable to the Borg. Working together around a small set of rules, conforming to the same theology and attempting to either destroy or assimilate anything that does not fit their dogmatic mold.

If you’re not a “Trekkie,” it’s doubtful you got the point of this comment.  But if you are one (as I am), then you immediately saw the (“spot-on”) comparison. 😀

UFOs, Space Aliens, and Other Weird Stuff

In a recent post on The Secular Jurist, Bob addressed what he called a “taboo” topic — UFOs.

I started to leave a comment, but after I got started, I found I had too much to say and decided to write this post. Besides, it’s a topic I’ve never touched on before. Breaks the monotony of religion and politics. 🙂

Other than “Ancient Aliens” (*gag*), pretty much any program/movie that revolves around UFOs, alien visits, and space travel has been my cup of tea for as long as I can remember — and the Star Trek series was my absolute #1 Favorite (especially Star Trek: The Next Generation). Even to this day, I search regular TV channels, as well as Netflix and Amazon Prime, for anything that deals with humans “going where no man has gone before.” 🙂

HOWEVER … as for the possibility that real UFO/aliens exist? Hmmm. Not so sure.

Bob asked in his post, “what is so scary about UFOs?” IMO, any “fear” that exists (at least among the general public) is directly related to how the entertainment industry has depicted the topic. Nearly every one of them portrays alien visitors as “out to get us.”

But let’s ignore Hollywood and say there are species living on distant worlds.  What would they really be like? From my perspective, I think it highly unlikely they would be anything like us. For earth’s conditions to be “duplicated” just seems too remote of a possibility to me.

(But, God …)

Bob also included information about an incident that took place some 15 years ago. Apparently, a Navy pilot saw an object flying around a patch of white water in the ocean below his plane. He reported that it moved rapidly and began to mirror his aircraft as he pursued it.  Then suddenly it vanished. He said it was unlike anything he had ever seen.

Obviously, I wasn’t there, but I tend to lean towards it being some kind of natural phenomenon. It’s not that I doubt the intelligence or eyesight of the pilot, but from his description,  it just doesn’t seem “outer-space” feasible to me. But who knows? Maybe the people at the Pentagon Space Program will discover more than has been revealed thus far.

What are your thoughts? Do you have suspicions we are being (or have been) visited by inhabitants from other worlds? Are UFOs more than just “unidentified flying objects”? And what about crop circles? Or other odd formations on the planet that have been seen from space?

Are you a bound-by-earth human or do you have other-world imaginings?