Space Aliens and Worldviews

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

People have speculated about life on other worlds, whether in our solar system or farther away, for a long time. To hear some people talk, it is a certainty that life exists out there, thataway. There are people who sincerely, passionately, believe that space aliens can be found at Area 51.

UFOs and alien life are a hot topic, but they are not extraterrestrials and are not hidden at Area 51. Sorry. We can know more about the alien agenda.
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A good part of this alien enthusiasm comes from presupposing deep time and atoms-to-aliens evolution. Sure are a lot of stars up yonder, and there must be many planets. On those planets, intelligent life must have evolved and developed amazing space travel abilities. It's all in the numbers, right?


Centuries ago (I'm feeling old today), I fully believed in space aliens. Did I have evidence? Not hardly! In fact, nobody has any actual hard evidence. Like evolution, there are assumptions leading to conclusions, circular reasoning, wishful thinking, and more. Interesting that many atheists believe in extraterrestrial beings that they have not seen, but reject the Creator that they have not seen — and evidence abounds for his existence.

Are UFOs real? Well, look at the letters: Unidentified Flying Object. That is kind of broad, and can include a hubcap that came off on the expressway, military test vehicles, simple mistakes, and more. Flying saucers? That is much more specific. In my earlier years (as well as today), I rejected the assumption that everyone who had seen something was faking it or delusional. Yes, many were mistaken. In fact, I learned a simple truth from a UFO publication: you look for every possible natural explanation. Some things really are swamp gas, Venus, and other mundane things. It certainly doesn't help anyone when a government official says that people saw Venus when it had risen yet, though.

The "Storm Area 51" event appeared to be serious, "They can't stop us all" and "Let's see them aliens!" That's right, people "knew" that the United States government had aliens stashed at the Area 51 facility. (The event was eventually portrayed as a big joke, but it was causing problems for the Air Force and Nevada residents.) It is a military installation used for testing and such, not an interstellar conference center.


Depending on the conspiracy theory, we are exchanging technology in secret with extraterrestrials. Sometimes, sooper seekrit shadowy organizations above the governments of the world are involved. People know this because the cousin of a friend's ex-wife who spoke under works for the government and called a late-night radio talk show.

A bit more of my own story. Raised with liberal theology, I had no problem believing in theistic evolution and space aliens. Even after I rejected TE because of sound theology and evidence for six-day creation, I held onto ET beliefs. For every argument, I tried to counter it. Essentially, they would be advanced beings who had huge amounts of time to develop space travel over huge distances. I even used the fallacious argument from silence: the Bible does not say that there are no extraterrestrial beings. (You can facepalm now.) I wanted them to be real. Again, there was no evidence, just my presuppositions and poor reasoning.

Looking back on it now, I see that I was doing a bad form of presuppositional apologetics. That is, there were certain axioms that I hitched my wagon to and would not give up, and then argued from there. Badly. I dropped the subject when alien abduction stories were getting more common, and I had other things to do.

Evolutionists desperately want to believe that life exists on other planets (as regular readers have seen), but they really have no hope of finding it because the habitable zone is tenuous. The logistics of space travel are astronomical (heh!) and defy physics, "what if" and "but they're super intelligent" excuses notwithstanding.

Yes, there are extraterrestrials, but you have to define the term correctly. There are beings that are not of this world that are meeting up with people. No, I do not believe that they are from other planets. For one thing, the logistics of long-distance space travel are staggering. Another thing to consider is, "Why?" They supposedly came all that way to tell us that they want to help us in our evolution. So, they abduct and probe people, while mutilating cattle and such, and no two UFO sightings are the same. Strange way to make us feel wanted.

They are extraterrestrials, but if you study on it, alien encounters are a great deal like demonic manifestations. Trans-dimensional beings may be more accurate. Yes, these so-called space aliens who deny the Bible, are terrified when a Bible-believing Christian commands them to cease and desist in the name of Jesus, lie to us, contradict themselves, promote evolution and deny the Creator — they are demonic entities.

There are some resources that I would like to make available that will explain what I have been talking about in far more detail: