" The reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate."Nor was it ever so, and Buddhism has long held to this fact in its diverse applications of the simple monikor - If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him. So let's move past any undue shock over those statements and get straight to the UFOs. In 1992 John E. Mack, the noted Harvard Professor who specialized in abduction experiences, had the opportunity to meet with the Dali Lama and discuss his views on the UFO phenomenon. Central to this is Mack's theory, similar to that of Jacques Vallee, that whatever is behind the UFO phenomena, and specifically abduction experiences, is central to changing our perceptions of reality and the progress of our culture. It is interesting to hear Mack discuss the difference in how the Buddhist world view integrates these experiences, juxtaposed with how the 'Western materialist' mindset faces these anomalous encounters:
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Mystical experiences often make people re-examine their belief systems. From Saul of Tarsus to Joan of Arc, a single glimpse at a mysterious light or the sound of a disembodied voice can cause some men and women to drop everything and start life anew. Apparently, experiences with UFOs are no different. Check out this article on UFOs and mystical experiences at Philadelphia’s Weekly Press.
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It’s no secret that witnessing unexplained phenomena like UFOs can cause many people to rethink old beliefs. For the Forello’s, this meant the end of regular church going. “We used to be regular church goers. I was a lay minister, but seeing these things got me to reassess the birth of Christ and the role of the Virgin Mary,” Rich said. “This came in conjunction with the idea of artificial insemination. I thought… somebody impregnated her…”
One theory among believers about why aliens are here is that they are working on a hybrid-mating program with human beings.
There are many competing theories about the origins and nature of UFOs. For example, researchers Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger have a list of seventeen theories at their website. In UFO: The Complete Sightings (1995) by Peter Brookesmith, there is a list of nine theories. Further, these theories are often categorized. In The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2001) edited by Ronald D. Story, the subject is divided into “conventional (unintelligent)” and “unconventional (intelligent)” encounters.
Others use terms like “natural” versus “unnatural,” “material” versus “immaterial,” or “physical” versus “non-physical” to categorize, or break down, the UFO situation. Choose whatever terms feel best to you. Below is a simplified breakdown that gives three categories of UFO manifestation:
• External UFO theories suggest that UFOs are phenomena that originate outside of the human mind, whether physical, ethereal, or inter-dimensional.
• Internal UFO theories suggest that UFO phenomena originate within the human mind—that they are psychological, spiritual, and/or inter-dimensional.… Read the rest
According to this story in the Huffington Post, there were actually two UFOs shot down near Roswell NM in 1947.
Curiously, the technology used to fly the UFOs (as described in the article) was contemporary with the technology used to shoot them down.
It would certainly be specular if the craft were extraterrestrial in origin. And it would be just as spectacular if the US Air Force employed 1980s-era weapons to disrupt 1980s-era flight technology in the 1940s.
Xenu bless those Raelians…
Via the Riverfront Times: Free your breasts, and your mind will follow. Such is the mantra of GoTopless.org, an offshoot of a religious movement tied to UFOs that is bringing its fight for bare breasts to mid-Missouri later this month.
“When a woman takes her top off in public, there’s a chemical reaction in her brain that is very powerful,” explains Donna Newman, a Raelian priest and spokeswoman for GoTopless.org. “It’s something men will never understand. We want it written into the Constitution that women should be allowed to go shirt-free in public. We were human beings before we’re gendered.”
Recently the 2012 MUFON symposium was touted to be having some “Blockbuster UFO Discoveries” that were going to be unveiled to those in attendance. Having never paid attention to Ufology before, some got their hopes a bit too high. Now it seems there was some disappointment by some people from the so called “blockbuster” discoveries. Via Examiner
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Mutual UFO Network executive director David ‘The Captain’ MacDonald defended the manner the information presented at the recent annual symposium was touted as “major” and “blockbuster,” stating that importance is in the eye of the beholder.
When asked via email to comment on disappointments expressed, as well as specifically what “material” was considered to be so “sensitive” that “proper security protocols” were implemented to protect the material and parties involved, MacDonald replied:
The sensitive material which requires “proper security protocol” is the Leonard Stringfield files which have been acquired by MUFON.