Science, Religion, and Disclosure
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.
Feynman so aptly captures the difference between science and religion in this quote. That faith and that doubt are also obstacles and barriers when the subject is Disclosure on the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and its related implications.
Opposition to Disclosure and exploration of related topics has created an unlikely alliance between mainstream science and mainstream religion. If truth is our highest goal, then Disclosure need not cause ripples of dissent in the religious and scientific communities.
In my book, Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation, I spend some time exploring this odd alliance and expanding upon each group's concerns and arguments. This comes to a head in Chapter 61 when a the president of a leading skeptics group and a conservative Christian leader meet with Senator Claire David asking her not to hold a hearing on Disclosure.
We all know the adversarial relationship these two groups have on a wide array of social and spiritual issues. However, when it comes to UAPs and related topics, they have formed a tenuous alliance against their reality or against even exploring them.
The reason, at least to me, is obvious. Both have something substantial to lose from the recognition and exploration of these phenomena. This has made both groups skeptical and even obstructionist in acknowledging and understanding these topics.
For some in mainstream religion, as Luis Elizondo shared is true even within the Pentagon, these entities are viewed as potentially demonic. At the very least, advanced beings are viewed as a threat to the mainstream religious view of life and the afterlife. This fact has long been used as a huge detractor from Disclosure. The idea is religious people would have their grounding stolen from under them in an instant leading to chaos or violence in response.
Mainstream science's skepticism and ridicule on the topic is a bit more puzzling on the surface. At its core, that negativity has a similar basis to the religious objection. Mainstream science, like religion, has defined the world and our humanity's place in it in a very particular way. Precious theories like Einstein's Special Relativity and Darwin's Natural Selection are placed at risk by phenomena that can travel faster than light and beings who may have had a role in genetically modifying modern humanity.
This is quick synopsis of the reasons both groups have concerns on this topic, but my experience tells me its an accurate analysis. In both instances, there's a natural defensiveness against ideas and realities that immediately demand the transformation of old views. Such changes are never easy, but they don't have to be frightening.
I have long argued that Disclosure both of contemporary and historic human engagement with these phenomena and the beings behind them would be beneficial and cathartic science, religion, and all the rest of us. It will force us rethink our science and embrace a broader view of reality that transcends mundane matter. It will compel us to evaluate our organized religions in light of these new realities and, hopefully, return to the authentic pursuit of the spiritual nature that lives within each of us.
This important moment in our history need not go down this way. In their plainest sense, religion, science, a UFOlogy share a pursuit of the truth. Human foibles dilute that objective in all instances, but truth is our highest goal. Disclosure is not without risks, but it may be just the thing to put all of us back on the path toward that lofty goal.
What do you see as the pluses and minuses of Disclosure for these two key constituencies in our society? Leave your comments below.
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