Author Topic: the aliens did it  (Read 2213 times)

Offline fencerider (OP)

the aliens did it
« on: November 30, 2016, 01:11:59 AM »
Once upon a time a group of aliens came to earth. They found that earth was full of life and ready for cultivation. So they spent some time looking around and made the assessment that primates would be the best choice for their plans. They genetically modified a few individuals to give them intelligence. The aliens knew that they couldn't stay on earth very long, had to keep moving. So they instilled in the primates a fear of God, and gave them rules that God expected them to live by. The aliens didn't really believe in God and they didn't really care if eventually the primates stopped believing as well. What they were really doing was brain-washing the primates into following a code of conduct that would ensure that they survived long enough to become a technological society....
god is never early, but he is never late either... so true, so true; but I would rather have him show up late than to not show up at all. When was the last time god showed up for anything??? uh never

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 01:33:22 AM »
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Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 06:50:24 AM »
I feel compelled to point out that either comrade Hercules is a giant or that AK isn't to scale.
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Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 07:03:23 AM »
I feel compelled to point out that either comrade Hercules is a giant or that AK isn't to scale.
Now someone has to gaysplain that.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 11:05:58 AM »
So who made the aliens?
This sentence is a lie...

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 11:10:09 AM »
So who made the aliens?
There's this giant turtle swimming the cosmic seas...
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline reasonist

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 11:20:59 AM »
It's more likely than a omnipotent deity who 'created' the universe. Or the most likely scenario, that there is no purpose at all. It just is and we just are. Imperfect, always on auto destruct, a combination of time and space dust. Here for a short period, but enough to destroy, conquer, kill and rape our only home we have.
We are looking for 'intelligent life' in the universe with the hope to find similar species. But if there is intelligent life out there, able to communicate and travel vast distances, why would they want contact with a dysfunctional breed? If they are intelligent, they stay silent. SETI is a waste of time.
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities
Voltaire

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 11:41:21 AM »
It's more likely than a omnipotent deity who 'created' the universe. Or the most likely scenario, that there is no purpose at all. It just is and we just are. Imperfect, always on auto destruct, a combination of time and space dust. Here for a short period, but enough to destroy, conquer, kill and rape our only home we have.
We are looking for 'intelligent life' in the universe with the hope to find similar species. But if there is intelligent life out there, able to communicate and travel vast distances, why would they want contact with a dysfunctional breed? If they are intelligent, they stay silent. SETI is a waste of time.
I have this faint hope that we will eventually grow up, hopefully before we destroy ourselves.

On the griping hand, the raccoons would be appreciative of all the technology we would be leaving them.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

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Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 12:42:55 PM »
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HEEEEEY, No go using my waifu Hercules for Russian propaganda.



He should be used for Greek propaganda only.

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 03:27:30 PM »
Yeah, that is what the History Channel would have us believe.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 07:28:46 PM »
Heracles = Greek
Hercules = Latin

The first murder in Roma ... was when Hercules was herding the cattle of Geryon (a giant who Hercules killed, whose cattle Hercules stole), and Cacus, a fire breathing giant who lived in a cave under the Palatine (where Augustus started a series of imperial palaces) stole some of the cattle.  Hercules found him, and to get the cattle back, killed Cacus.  There was a very early temple in Rome to Hercules Victor, which is near the ancient cattle market.
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Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 07:53:39 PM »
Incidentally, you can have any of these fine gentleman in his place.






And one lady I suppose.

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Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 08:00:53 PM »
Once upon a time a group of aliens came to earth. They found that earth was full of life and ready for cultivation. So they spent some time looking around and made the assessment that primates would be the best choice for their plans. They genetically modified a few individuals to give them intelligence. The aliens knew that they couldn't stay on earth very long, had to keep moving. So they instilled in the primates a fear of God, and gave them rules that God expected them to live by. The aliens didn't really believe in God and they didn't really care if eventually the primates stopped believing as well. What they were really doing was brain-washing the primates into following a code of conduct that would ensure that they survived long enough to become a technological society....

Sounds a bit like the plot of Jovah's Angel.
God Not Found
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Ambrose Bierce

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 08:01:43 PM »
So who made the aliens?

It aliens all the way down...
God Not Found
"FRAUD. The life of commerce, the soul of religion, the bait of courtship, and the basis of political power."
Ambrose Bierce

Offline Baruch

Re: the aliens did it
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2016, 07:21:19 AM »
It aliens all the way down...

Thanks for visiting Herr von Daniken ;-)
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