Is Anyone Out There?

At the space agency, three women (a brunette, a redhead, and a woman of unidentified hair colour) where trying to figure out where to go on the next extraterrestrial expedition.  The brunette said, “We should go to Mars.”  The redhead said, “No, we should go to Venus”.  As they continued arguing, the woman of unidentified hair colour suddenly yelled, “Stop!  I know where the next rocket should go, the Sun!”  The brunette and redhead looked at each other and started laughing saying, “You can’t go to the Sun, you’d melt and burn up before you got even close.”  The woman of unidentified hair colour immediately countered, “Duh, not if you go at night!”
For many years, astronomers have been searching for alien life in outer space: the first mission involved finding (none located), the second mission involved listening (none heard), and the third mission involved existence (not possible). And now the fourth venture, this one concerns heat.  In 2009, NASA launched WISE (Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer), a high-powered telescope mounted on a satellite.  WISE was sent out to take 1.5 million infra-red pictures of 100,000 galaxies in the hope of detecting body heat (the thinking being that maybe aliens are just too shy to be seen or heard, but you can’t hide the heat that life gives off).  Well, the pictures have been taken and the results are in..  And what did we get for the $320 million dollars spent?  Not one infra-red photo picked up even one-degree of heat.

The bottom line?  ET may have been a good movie investment, but it’s certainly not a good scientific one.

Now and then someone will ask me, “Pastor, do you believe in UFO’s?”  I always answer, “Absolutely I do!  Any thing in the sky that can’t be explained is an unidentified flying object.”  However, I then add, “But,  do I believe in UFO’s piloted by Vulcans, Klingons, or Cardassians?  The answer is a definite no.”  (Sorry Star Trek fans!)  So if I don’t believe in aliens flying around in space ships, does that mean I totally reject the idea that intelligent life could exist in some far off galaxy? (Of course, looking at the mess this world is in, sometimes I wonder if there’s even intelligent life here on earth, let alone out in deep space.)  In his book, Crash Go The Chariots, Dr. Clifford Wilson documents that the vast majority of people’s “sightings” were either misunderstood natural phenomena or misinterpreted manmade objects.  However, he does allow for  a very small percentage that can’t be explained (with the possibility of some supernatural demonic origin).  Still, he was very strong in his belief that we humans are it.

There are two theological reasons against alien beings:

Earth’s Creation – In the Bible, the earth is  pictured as being most special, with everything else made for it.  For instance, in Gen. 1:14, we are told that the (sun, moon, stars) were created for this planet and not vice versa.

Man’s Creation – In the Bible, man is pictured as the most special, with everything else being below him.  For instance, in Psalm 8:4 we’re told man wasn’t made a little above the animals but just a little below the angels.
The truth is, evolutionists are the promoters of aliens, believing that certainly after billions of years, surely more intelligent life has evolved somewhere.  But the “force” of (theology and science) is just not with them.