June 19th, 2012, 11:39 PM
I am almost finished with a book titled Alien Intrusion by Gary Bates. I was wondering if anyone has read it. Very interesting . Would love to hear other views.
This is Bates' approach in this book and he does a superb job of exploring the subject:
- First, he traces the development of science-fiction.
- He explores "science-fact", demonstrating that intergalactic communication and travel is scientifically impossible.
- He examines the `evolution connection' to UFOs. To wit, IF, 1) life evolved here by chance; and 2) there are likely innumerable planet systems in the universe; THEN 3) it follows that life has doubtless evolved elsewhere. Interestingly, `aliens' often affirm the theory of evolution in their messages.
- Bates then offers a sound rebuttal of evolutionary theory. Further, he delineates the delicate balance of `finely-tuned' factors necessary for life to exist and how unlikely it is that such an environment exists outside of Earth.
- Bates' also examines the `religious connection'. This connection appears both in the messages of the `aliens' and in the lives of the contactees. The `alien' messages always reflect New Age beliefs, usually denying that Jesus is the Son of God. Also, those involved in the New Age or the Occult are far more likely than others to have such encounters. Many others become obsessed with these after encountering `aliens'.
- The author then examines what the Bible has to say about demons and their activities and the practices of those who worshipped them.
- Next, he surveys ancient and other historical accounts of people who claimed to have had encounters with demons, fairies and other fantasy creatures. It is stunning how the accounts of those who claim to have ecounterd 'aliens' align precisely with these ancient narratives.
- In detail, Bates' surveys the research, experience and conclusions of prominent UFO researchers; demonstrating that though most of the accounts have been debunked, many remain unexplained. He comes to the conclusion that UFOs are a spiritual phenomenon, demonic in nature. This is not a unique conclusion. Other researchers involved with the subject for many years, secular and Christian, have come to similar and identical conclusions for solid and rational reasons.