Paul H. Williams, Gleaner Writer
The universe is boundless, stretching into infinity. Man, despite the advancement of space technology, will never find the end of this 'Great Unknown'. We are but a speck in its vastness, and we have always been searching for the truth of our existence. Who are we, where are we from, who made us and why, and what happens to us when we die are the questions we ask every day.
Religious and other philosophers have come up with 'answers'/ 'speculation', and they are invariably centred on a belief in 'The Creator'.
But all philosophies have a different explanation for creation, as we know it and, by extension, 'The Creator'. Christian philosophers, for example, believe in God, The Creator of Earth and man. God was represented on Earth by Jesus Christ. For them, creation began in the Garden of Eden and will end in either Heaven or Hell.
Even among Christians, there is a divide between those who believe in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost (The Trinity) and those who believe only in Jesus. There is even a greater subdivision into denominations, each with its own set of beliefs and doctrines. Yet, the ultimate goal for all is to spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus.
However, there are agnostics and atheists - and some non-Christians who believe in God - who have different ideas of their existence and the hereafter. To them, in this vast universe, there are many possibilities outside of the Christian realms, and the Bible (the point of reference for Christians and an oft-translated history of the Middle East, North Africa and parts of the Mediterranean written by man) cannot adequately explain the mystery of our existence.
But who and what is man? We are beings made of flesh and bone, with an imaginative brain. With this brain, we think about our existence (who we are) and our place in this unfolding universe, which has been around for billions of years.
Do other worlds exist?
Living on Earth, we do not know for sure if other worlds exist million of miles away from us. And man has always believed he is not alone in this vastness. To him, aliens, therefore, are among and around us, travelling at great speed between their dimensions and ours.
Paul 'DJ Pablo' Riley, of Portmore, St Catherine, is one of millions who believe in the existence of aliens who traverse the universe in unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Last week, we told the story of his belief and his insatiable appetite for research on the topic. Surprisingly, all the email feedback seems to support his claim and that of many others.
It was surprising that no Christian wrote to refute his claim. For a belief in aliens runs counter to a belief in God. Thus, believers in the existence of aliens say powerful governments of the world know the 'Truth', but have conspired to hide it from their citizens to avert mass hysteria. The admittance of such would tear Christendom apart.
Finding the 'Truth'
There are people like Paul Riley who are working tirelessly to find the 'Truth'. They are adamant that the volume of evidence they have is enough to convince them that aliens are real. Some of what they have found is puzzling, if not frightening. It says man is just another being in the whole scheme of things, nothing special, and that when we expire, that's it. The universe continues to unfold and evolve.
And what if this is true? What if there are, in fact, beings existing elsewhere? Were they too created by God or whosoever you perceive the Creator to be? Would it drive you insane? Would it destroy your belief in Jesus, Heaven and Hell? For the Bible says God created Heaven and Earth, Adam and Eve. Nowhere and nobody else are mentioned. So, if aliens are real, who made them, and where are they from?
This is what one reader said: "I have been watching every documentary on Discovery Channel, National Geographic and the History Channel. I have seen where (United States presidents) Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford have come in contact with UFOs. I started to say to myself, "These people are highly intelligent people to be saying these things, therefore, something must be out there."
"What amazes me is the similarity of the stories around the world. I have a friend that lives out by Wicky Wacky beach, going towards Yallahs. One night, he saw what he thought was a Good Year blimp with portholes on the side. He thought how odd this thing was flying in the wee hours in the morning (about 2 a.m.).
"Then the thing came down real low and just moved off at the speed of light, into the sky with no sound. He said he did not like to talk about it because people make fun of him. I told him I believed him very much. Very recently, like two weeks ago, another friend of mine told me a friend of his saw strange lights in the wee hours, changing colours, and then it sped off at tremendous speed. This happened over in Montego Bay."
Creator of aliens
Another who believes God is the Creator of alien wrote: "People might see your column yesterday (last week Monday) in the Entertainment section and think it is some joke. DJ Pablo knows, to some extent the 'Truth', but only some, because no one can fully understand the entire 'Truth', as the 'Truth' is the Almighty God, the Creator.
"It was an illusion once, but now, at age 23, more in-depth research has informed and urged me to 'think outside of the box'. Aliens are higher beings of the Creator, the builders of the pyramids and the initiators of the Melchizedek Order. These are the super-intelligent beings who are purer in terms of their five high senses - We are ultimately descendants of these galactic forces."
Source: Jamaica Gleaner