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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by Geminiwolf View Post
    No definitely not. I don't BELIEVE what Ancient Aliens say but I keep an open mind no matter how wacky they may seem. So if it turns out that Ancient Aliens were true my immediate feelings would be happiness and I would start laughing at all the people who were so into saying how Ancient Aliens was a bunch of bullshit and making fun of all the people who liked to believe in that stuff.
    So you would laugh at people who had no good reason to believe in outlandish claims which had zero credible and verifiable evidence? So essentially you would laugh at them for exercising critical thinking.

    Then I would laugh at all the over religious people as now they have to change the way they look at religion now that aliens are real.
    And what if it turned out some god was real? Those religious folk would laugh at you for not believing in outlandish claims without evidence.

  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Geminiwolf View Post
    Then I would laugh at all the over religious people as now they have to change the way they look at religion now that aliens are real. I gotta say it would be a pretty damn good day if that were to happen.
    Catholic Church accepts the possibility of alien life forms in their theology. Other churches I'm not so sure on.

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    I would laugh my ass off. Like seriously laugh until I vomit everything in my stomach. LOL. Just because something is out of our scope of understanding or field of vision does not mean it doesn't exist. Then I would look at everyone that has said they didn't exist and laugh at them for ardently denying it.
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  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Zechs-cenarius View Post
    I would laugh my ass off. Like seriously laugh until I vomit everything in my stomach. LOL. Just because something is out of our scope of understanding or field of vision does not mean it doesn't exist. Then I would look at everyone that has said they didn't exist and laugh at them for ardently denying it.

    Jimmy is 5 years old. He tells Johnny, also 5 years old, that dinosaurs are alive because he saw them in a movie (and he also cried when Littlefoot's mom died). Johnny tells Jimmy, that no, that was just a cartoon and dinosaurs are dead.

    The next day, a scientist announces that they have successfully cloned a triceratops, and now dinosaurs will be alive again.

    Does that mean Jimmy was right?

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    I think a better question is, how would you feel knowing that you were created my another race?

    I'd be a little confused as to how I felt about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    Why?

    This is like saying would you be angry if suddenly angels show up and say "yeah gravity's not true, it's actually just us holding everything down".
    Havent you heard the latest? Intelligent design is having a brother, its purpose being to explain gravity. They call it intelligent stickyness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vellerix View Post
    I think a better question is, how would you feel knowing that you were created my another race?

    I'd be a little confused as to how I felt about that.
    I'd be relieved that there was finally some evidence of who our ancestors were, where we came from and why we're here rather than the guess work we have today.
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    I'd actually be super grateful. Even if I was only dinner to them... at least I'd finally know my purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicy View Post
    I'd be relieved that there was finally some evidence of who our ancestors were, where we came from and why we're here rather than the guess work we have today.
    Explicit Creation implies Purpose, which implies Lack of Free Will. I'm ok with random mutations over billions of years being the explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrth View Post
    Explicit Creation implies Purpose, which implies Lack of Free Will. I'm ok with random mutations over billions of years being the explanation.
    And it doesn't really answer all that much. Where did these creators come from? Sure you'd get an answer to one question but you'd also have a ton of new questions to deal with.

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    the only thing i would be angry about is why didn't we learn this sooner! i'd also wonder why they never bothered to make further contact with us. if your an alien race facing a vastly inferior civilization wouldn't you want to take over their world and colonize it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    "yeah those ancient aliens guys are totes right we came here one time way back on some vacation"
    Seeing as how I have no idea what means, I'd be more confused than angry. Then probably curious. But mainly confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorkuus View Post
    And it doesn't really answer all that much. Where did these creators come from? Sure you'd get an answer to one question but you'd also have a ton of new questions to deal with.
    Indeed there would be more questions. Where did our creators come from, who made them and why?

    There is always, always going to be questions, it's in our nature. My point was that, if they came and we found out that they actually created us and that many of the things we once thought or believed to be true, turned out to be false and completely wrong and no longer a possibility, then what would you do? As a Christian who goes to church religiously every day praying to a lie? As a muslim praying 4-5 times a day and living by the rules of holy/religious books all of your life for something that was.. well about as true as the tooth fairy.

    What then?

    Can you imagine the chaos that would erupt from that? The world would go crazy. (Well, a lot crazier than it is now)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicy View Post
    then what would you do?
    I don't know but I hope the sentence after that isn't you trying to imply I'm religious and I don't like this idea because I'm religious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    the only thing i would be angry about is why didn't we learn this sooner! i'd also wonder why they never bothered to make further contact with us. if your an alien race facing a vastly inferior civilization wouldn't you want to take over their world and colonize it?
    Talking about them or us? If you're talking about them colonizing us, probably not. With the weapons of destruction we have and how capable we are of using them, I'm guessing they'd stay well away.

    Talking about us? Fo sho. If we found an earth-like planet that was colonized by another race, we would probably go say hi to the neighbours, pretend to be BFF's for a bit and then wipe them all out so we can start raping that planet of it's natural resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicy View Post
    Indeed there would be more questions. Where did our creators come from, who made them and why?

    There is always, always going to be questions, it's in our nature. My point was that, if they came and we found out that they actually created us and that many of the things we once thought or believed to be true, turned out to be false and completely wrong and no longer a possibility, then what would you do? As a Christian who goes to church religiously every day praying to a lie? As a muslim praying 4-5 times a day and living by the rules of holy/religious books all of your life for something that was.. well about as true as the tooth fairy.

    What then?

    Can you imagine the chaos that would erupt from that? The world would go crazy. (Well, a lot crazier than it is now)
    Religion always finds a way, as it has continued doing as evident by history. Other's will simply accept the evidence and stop believing.
    To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
    I’m not that arrogant.

    The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.

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    I'm not religious, and I'm not trying to offend anyone who is. I'm just putting myself in that position and wondering what would I do. The OP asked if we would be angry. I know that if I had a faith, and was very devoted and strict with it and made a lot of decisions in my life based around that religion to find that it wasn't what I hoped it would be.. I'd be a lot more than angry.

    EDIT: Just a thought thats all guys, don't want to start a religion argument Just added my view here thats all.
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    I'd be more interested in the visiting alien life-form's culture, society, beliefs, whether or not there's an inter- or intragalactic community, and what that race and/or the community (if there is one) thinks of humanity. Not whether or not some dude with a bad spraytan and a blowback hairstyle Mikey Douchebag from Jersey would be jealous of was right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JfmC View Post
    But.. Aliens \(Oo)/ ... And piramids n stuff! It all makes sence! They used "science"
    Fine... they can make pyramid shaped schools and hospitals. Just this time.

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    Spicy, you're assuming the religions haven't already thought of it.

    If God has created everything, that means he created the aliens too. If the aliens claim they created us, it doesn't counteract anything; there are already supernatural entities that could be ascribed to the aliens (Jacob wrestled an alien). Heck it might even make some things easier for religions.

    Speaking as someone with a lot of religious background: there's a reason religions have survived multiple millenia and Ages of Enlightenment. They're built to last.

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