Hubble, bubble, some toil but no trouble

I almost mistook the Bubble Nebula for a planet. I can imagine a day when a starship would arrive close enough to it to send back images with the caption ” Wish You Were Here ” or maybe ” Wish You Were Here ? “. Unfortunately, we probably won’t be around if & when this happens. If & When this happens we will be incredibly OLD.

Cosmic thoughts…..

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No matter how many times we look at the Bubble Nebula, we do not tire of its beauty. It was discovered in 1787 by the great astronomer, William Herschel. Back then it would have appeared as nothing more than a faint black-and-white smudge in the eyepiece of his telescope. Here we see it i…

Source: Hubble, bubble, some toil but no trouble

Does E.T. Frighten Religious People ?

I couldn’t think  of a better title at almost 01:30 Friday, okay ? 🙂

I am not an especially religious person. I believe in / hope that there is a God, goddess, Higher Power, ” Entity Greater than Us “, but not 100 % sure, & I try to respect other people’s beliefs even when they minimize or criticize my particular mindset ( Life in the Bible – Belt, extremely religious, ” We don’t question God / the Bible ” relatives, etc. ).

Having said that, if I were a conventionally religious person, I would feel more certain in believing in a God / Supreme Being who is / was practical enough to create a multitude of planets ( counting the apparent WEALTH of astonishing exo – planets outside our solar system ) & putting life on more than a single world orbiting a medium class G0 star in one galaxy.

Most people are very practical about it, ” God created the Sun to give light during the day, the Moon & stars to provide light during the night “, which they do ( My relatives would be among the practical folks ), but that’s their sole reason apparently.

One theory goes as follows – We have been contacted, but scientists, government officials, ( Which government ( s ) ? ) & other Powers That Be are keeping things under wraps because humans & our collective civilization aren’t ready for such world – shaking knowledge yet. Especially our religions. Especially the 3 main monotheistic ones.

Could they be right about the revelation that we were not God’s only children causing massive crises of belief ? Cut back to what I said, speaking for myself. My belief in God / a Supreme Being would be reinforced by revealing that we were & are visited by observers from at least one other extraterrestrial civilization -Although they might very well look at almost a century’s worth of observations & conclude that we were too primitive, childlike / childish or else just too insane to be contacted & invited to join an interstellar United Planets or Federation just yet. & this is assuming that they actually exist, are advanced enough to make contact, & last but not least, are benevolent & don’t want to use us as lab rats or live – stock ( To Serve Man – Classic Twilight Zone episode. I neglected to get a Youtube video = clip. C’est la vie. )

Could we be God’s ( Which one ? ) / Creation’s / Evolution’s only children ?

For further reference –

http://www.futurity.org/extraterrestrial-life-religion-773862

http://www.space.com/16285-alien-life-discovery-religion-impact.html01 SETI - alien et extraterrestrial life