“If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?” -Carl Sagan
As the year draws to its natural conclusion, I ponder about what subject might best close off a year fraught with the usual terror attempts, political battles, money problems and unfortunate, congressional bozo behavior that seems to color our lives nowadays.
Checking out the worldly issues confronting us as we move ahead into the New Year seems rather mundane and repetitive. What must one do to inspire readers to stand and take note?
Oddly enough, the History Channel seemed to answer my query, and so I give you a completely new take on the human race, our planet and its obvious issues and what is about to happen in the year 2012.
Welcome to the world of Ancient Aliens or astronauts. Years ago a book entitled Chariot of the Gods by Erich von Daniken proposed a theory addressing certain cave pictures, runways and drawings that could only be discerned from space and other evidence that we are not and never have been alone.
Every day across the world claims of UFOs and abductions are whispered. Immediately, the government issues a statement of some sort claiming swamp gasses or an old weather balloon are the cause.
Yet, there are individuals who spend their life translating ancient scriptures and Mayan ruins, and they are dead serious about who and what has visited earth and the influence on the planet’s ultimate destiny.
The show I watched the other evening spoke about the influence of the gods on ancient civilizations. They theorized these gods of mythology and legend were actually a race of aliens who sent thunderbolts, flames and other goodies when angered at man’s behavior. The claim was that they have regularly interfered with earthmen and will continue to do so.
Their conclusion: Many of the numerous cataclysmic effects and events on earth were caused in some way by outside interference, as a means of guiding the planet’s destiny.
I watched intently as they made a case for this “intervention,” and was struck by something rather unusual.
There seemed to be a great many Jews involved in these theories.
Einstein, Oppenheimer, Freud, Jesus Christ. It does give one pause.
Why Jews? Could that explain why although the world has sought continuously to destroy and annihilate the Jewish people, they seem to persist as a force on earth, consistently delivering mankind new technologies, medicine and science. Could their survival as a people actually be predicated on interplanetary interference and protection?
And if this is true, why and what is to come?
The theorists on the History Channel show seem to believe that in 2012 earth will once again be visited by a major event and the course of the world be altered. The change, however, will usher in years of peaceful existence on the planet. Sound familiar? It should. It is actually “Revelations.” So the outcome of the new age is exactly the same, the theory of who will usher in the change, not so much.
The show pointed out the fact that throughout human history, certain stories, myths and legends persist. They may take on a different element according to the religion or culture that eschews the myth, but the end result is always the same.
The Mayan calendar has many theorists scrambling for a plausible answer. Aside from the fact, as was noted on the show, mankind went from dwelling in caves to building pyramids and studying the heavens almost magically with a speed that to them was not grounded in logic. The Mayans were so advanced, so knowledgeable, how did they simply perish? Why did they leave the calendar unfinished…or was it?
Begs numerous questions. Was Zeus truly a god, or was he an ancient visitor? Did man have help or progress unexplained from Neanderthal to genius overnight?
Many point to the Sumerians, their culture and knowledge as the key to the advancement of civilization.
It is interesting indeed how many of their ancient myths and religious beliefs wound their way into the religions and cultures of future nations.
In 1561 the Gazette of the Town of Nuremberg reported the following incident that is also depicted on a woodcut by German artist Hans Glaser:
“At the time when the sun rose, one saw many large black balls which moved at high speed in the air towards the sun, then made half-turns, banging one against the others as if they were fighting a battle out a combat, a great number of them became red and igneous, thereafter they were consumed and died out.”
I am not here to make a case for UFOs. I am not certain whether I believe they exist or not. I will however admit I am not egocentric enough to believe that with all the billions of galaxies, solar systems and stars, earth was the only planet chosen to sustain life forms.
Even noted authorities like scientists Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, agreed it would be improbable for life not to exist somewhere other than Earth and the theory should be entertained.
Sometimes it is easier to go with the flow and allow these theories, although not proven or verified by one’s own eyes, to answer some unanswerable questions.
For instance; were the Ark of the Covenant’s magical powers truly otherworldly as is rumored?
Are the Jewish people still here because of intergalactic intervention that uses them to deliver the changes that will alter human history?
Is there, as revelation and the Dead Sea Scrolls have verified, a new age coming on earth of peace and prosperity, and will it be in 2012?
Are stories of gods and monsters that engaged in battle with earthlings from on high not just myth and legend, but interference by controlling ancient astronauts?
Have we always been no more than a colony of some planet light years away? A clone of another world we have never seen nor visited, but are in some way related to biologically?
These questions are never answered, only posed by those who study this realm with passion and gusto. One must almost feel a sense of disappointment that nothing comes forward to verify their claims or prove or disprove their theories.
As we move toward 2011, I, for one, can draw only one conclusion from these proponents of other civilizations: If no good can come from knowing, I choose not to know.
If the world is set to end tomorrow, it is even more important to enjoy today.
And, if the Jewish people are protected by some life force outside our own galaxy, I guess I don’t have to worry so much about the Middle-East craziness.
At the end of the day it seems it is man’s destiny to seek more answers than he is given, to overcome his propensity to live for tomorrow in lieu of today, and to look toward the heavens for guidance. Who or what is ultimately providing that spiritual guidance can only be surmised and never proven, but rests in faith. That is the way it has always been and I imagine will not change in my lifetime.
So I will merely wish all a happy and healthy new year and quote the immortal words of Alfred E. Neuman …”What, me worry?”