Do you believe the government disclosing that they think UFOs are real will have an impact on the evangelical world?

You have probably read about the fact that a commission began by President Trump to come to a conclusion about UFOs and present that conclusion to the people is underway.

The response to recently leaked videos taken by military personnel have led a number of top current and former government higher-ups  (even someone like Mark Rubio) to state that people really saw these, their maneuvers are impossible with human technology, and that there is no other explanation other than alien appearances.

You can read about and see the video (scroll down) here: https://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-confirms-ufo-video-real-taken-b...

Yes, it will cause some to turn away from the faith.
7% (1 vote)
No, it will not make much difference.
73% (11 votes)
It might make us question some aspects of our theology, but our theological framework will remain solid.
13% (2 votes)
Uncertain
7% (1 vote)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 15
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josh p's picture

Option one for me. People are falling away over homosexuality, transgender, etc. This will just be one more reason for false professors to abandon the faith. 

Mark_Smith's picture

is a UFO by strict definition only. Watch the video of it. It has blinking running lights (but not the spooky UFO lights from Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind). Its a drone... unknown, but a drone.

There are several other Pentagon videos that are clearly poorly focused but regular objects.

The only ones that are interesting are the F18 videos with the fast-moving "tic-tac" UFOs. But be careful, some of the other tic-tac videos are just poorly focused unknown, but still understandable, flying vehicles.  

Josh S's picture

I find it rather funny when people say, "We don't know what it is, therefore it must be this." The jump from "that was really wierd" to "it must be technology made by alien creatures from another planet" is just too big for me. 

Josh Stilwell, associate pastor,  Alathea Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa.

Bert Perry's picture

josh p wrote:

Option one for me. People are falling away over homosexuality, transgender, etc. This will just be one more reason for false professors to abandon the faith. 

I voted for the second one, because it's my view that a "false professor" cannot really abandon a faith he does not hold.  That said, I do think it would be worthwhile for us to be able to explain that since Scripture doesn't really tell us about aliens from outer space, it doesn't directly impact real, Biblical faith.

I might also note a parallel to what a friend suggested to me about the golden plates of Moroni in Palmyra, New York; he did not doubt that Joseph Smith could have actually had such plates and eyeglasses because it would be well worth the Devil's time to plant such diabolical mischief there.  In the same way, wouldn't it be well worth the Devil's time to send demons around masquerading as Marvin the Martian?  Or Tanna and Eros (Plan 9 from Outer Space)?

Count me skeptical here.  There are some reasons in physics that it would be hard to have a spacecraft capable of interstellar flight that would simultaneously be stealthy enough not to be seen by all those astronomers looking at the night skies.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Joeb's picture

Bert as usual gave the most logical position and answer.