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UFOlogy is a Religion

Source: Michael Davis
http://mdavis19.tripod.com

Lately several people have posted messages that have called UFOlogy a science. However from my perspective UFOlogy looks a lot more like a religion than a science. Here are my reasons.

Ufology is a religion because the believers see aliens as god-like creatures. They are all powerful and all knowing. They are exempt from the known laws of nature. They are all around us all the time, but invisible to everyone except the "chosen ones." According to some believers they may have even created the human race.

UFOlogy is a religion because it has "holy places" like Roswell and Area 51 that the faithful make pilgrimages to.

Ufology is a religion because faith is required on the part of the believers.

UFOlogy is a religion because it is full of "true believers" who don't require, or even desire any sort of hard evidence to support their beliefs, and who react angrily to anyone who questions those beliefs.

UFOlogy is a religion because UFOlogists are not searching for the truth, but only trying to validate their beliefs. The situation is analogous to creationists attempting to validate their literal interpretation of the bible.

UFOlogy is a religion because it has evangelists who see it as their job to spread the "truth" as they see it and convert more people into the "faith."

UFOlogy is a religion because it has martyred "saints" who claim to have been persecuted for spreading the word.

UFOlogy is a religion because it has "messiahs" who claim to have met with the god/aliens and to have important messages from them to pass on to humanity.

UFOlogy is a religion because UFO sightings are similar to apparitions of Christ or The Virgin Mary in that the faithful flock to the scene in hopes of witnessing the "miracle."

UFOlogy is a religion because it has a rich and flexible mythology that can be interpreted in many different ways in an attempt to support the claims of the faithful.

Clearly UFOlogy is a religion and not a science.


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