UFOs and Religious Ideology

Leslie Kean, the author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, has shot back at one of her critics, James Oberg of NBC News, in an MSNBC.com commentary “Skeptic misses point behind UFO book”.  She points out that Oberg is one of the founders of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI).  It is an organization dedicated to debunking UFOs and other unexplained phenomena.

Her point is that his viewpoint is biased.  In fact, it apparently is so biased as to allow him to skip over certain inconvenient facts.

Interesting.  Where have I heard of something similar before?  Isn’t political ideology the same?  How about religious ideology?  It’s what I’ve said previously about people believing what they want to believe and ignoring the rest.

The following video is interesting.  I can tell you that that last 2 of his points are valid, but I’ll have to take his word for the first.  That’s sort of beside the point, though.  What is relevant to this discussion is the first 33 seconds of the video.

It is a true saying:

 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9, King James Version)

That’s why God must do the calling (Jn 6:44).  Only a tiny fraction of everyone whose ever lived will have their blinders removed and be called.

I’m looking forward to the Day of Atonement this year.  It is a day that pictures the putting away of Satan for 1,000 years.  It is hard to imagine a world that isn’t blind.

We only see through a glass dimly (1Co 13:12), but at least we can see.  In a world where everyone else is almost completely blind, that is a true gift.

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