Gov Kodos wrote:
This is where god comes into it.
Would this be the alien god, or the god alien? I get them confused.
I think if aliens are truly interacting with humans we need a cohesive theology to explain it.
This is not about the great computer behind every belief. It is about the belief that drives us to desire more than circuitry to be behind events. More than circuitry of the machine and more than circuitry of the brain. I'm speaking of a circuitry of the soul.
I would be interested to know if The Castellan thinks there is some kind of god who is god to both aliens and humanity.
To answer your question, I do not know. My own beliefs, I am spiritual, not religious....I believe in a high power, but not in the form of an angy old man sitting on top of a golden throne. I believe in higher powers and an afterlife, because one two occasions, I have seen what appears, as one might call a 'ghost' I saw a figure of a man who I learned was the father of a friend of mine, I described him perfectly she said, even down to his messy hair and favorite clothes, and I enver saw the guy when he was alive. Same for a girl in the grade school I went to in the 80's. Last year I saw her figure in a hallway during a rummage sale, and talked to a few of the women present, and I later was able to find the mother of this person and I pointed to a picture I found in the yeat book and it was that person. I enver seen the person, before either. And no, I do not use drugs, drink or other chemical substances if anyone was gonna ask.
Also, I kinda have, Decakrd's gonna have a ball with this one, with Picard's answer to the universe and death in a Where Sience had Lease
"Considering the marvelous complexity of the universe, its clockwork perfection, its balances of this against that, matter, energy, gravitation, time, dimension, I believe that our existence must be more than either of these philosophies. That what we are goes beyond Euclidean or other "practical" measuring systems, and that our existence is part of a reality beyond what we understand now as reality.
I believe in both science and spirituality needing to come together. I also believe there is SOMETHING beyond our plane of existence and that we are not merely going to be a pile of lifeless meat when we check out. I have seen so many strange and amazing things to think that all the universe and beyond consists of only taxes and a 6 foot hole in the ground and then there's nothing. All we claim to know is really just speculation on our parts.
With that out of the way, I got no clue about the gods the aliens worship, of they even worship one at all. But what I can say to religious folks (mainly bible belt Christians and Evangelicals) who got a problem with aliens....lemme tell you this....many religions, like the Native Americans, the Hindu, the Muslims, all believe in life out there in the stars, on other worlds.....and many priests in the colonial days of our county, and our founding Fathers, especially Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson believed in alien life....and even the Vatican, a few years ago, said that belief in alien life does NOT negate in the belief in god. Forthose who said alien life would destroy belief in God, mainly the Brookings Report fuckheads when NASA was being created (I always veiwed the Brookings Report as a corrupt, twisted, self imposed type of Trek's Prime Directive that needs to go) or that it would make us no longer 'special' or god's greatest creation....a few things:
1: If we are all there is, god sure has a small mind and limited power...plus vey impractical, due to the fact that the universe is a rather large place.
2: If we are god's greatest creation, he/she/it needs practise, since we are not doing so well, and he/she/it is flawed right there.
3: If anything, alien life should make your god GREATER and all that.
4: The bible belt folks have a whole new species to try and convert and 'save'.
I really don't know what theology, if any, the aliens have. Plus I don't know if they have them that if they have just one, or many.....if there is a god, it's possible he/she/it created us, if he/she/it created them as well. I have no clue.
Also, I feel that we have to know what the truth is, and I do not think the stock market will crumble or that religions will collapse or that we'll all go crazy and kill each other regarding the 100% abosolute truth regarding alien life is disclosed, and think we gotta do it and lets the chips fall where they may.