Why Believing in Aliens is Religion in Disguise.


Video from Big Think


Everyone is looking for a savior.

Throughout time humans have after rejection of Christ or some other religious orientation often fall back on the extraterrestrial as savior that would turn our world around show us how to live.

You may have noticed but there appear to be no aliens. And conspiracy theories aside there doesn't seem to be much of a chance of finding any.

In this video Michael Shermer, an agnostic, talks us through what belief in aliens is for most people. Aliens like many other false religions leads us away from the true God into idolatry.


Michael B. Shermer is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. Shermer was once a fundamentalist Christian, but ceased to believe in the existence of God during his graduate studies. he considers him self to be an agnostic or Atheist.

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