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Is God just an alien?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (30877points) May 9th, 2011

Is it possible… no no, let me restate

Is it plausible… there be an alien so removed from what humanity can accept as possible, that we cannot even fathom a proper extraterrestrial form to represent it accurately enough to conduct any rational thought on the matter?

Is it plausible this alien is not bound to the same physical confines as what we humans consider natural law? Would this alien require space and time to house its existence? Would physical notions of beginning and ending have any applicable bearing on it whatsoever?

Is a dung gnat capable of grasping the concept of a mole rat?

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XOIIO's avatar

It’s possible that an advanced alien society was experimenting and created life forms, it could also be a fourth-dimensional being. Have you read flatland?

AmWiser's avatar

It’s been said ‘Anything is possible’, so I guess it could also be plausible.

HungryGuy's avatar

Well, sometimes I wonder if we humans were planted here on earth. Just look at how physically different we are from all the other animals. Perhaps humans really evolved on some other planet but they realized that manned travel and colonization of other planets is too expensive and impractical, so they sent their DNA out throughout the galaxy in thousands of probes as a way to perpetuate the human race. One of those probes happened to smack into the earth, and here we are.

You’ve heard the saying that sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, right?

So then, perhaps a handful of explorers managed to make it here to direct our development of civilization, hence various religious mythologies sprung up from observation of said advanced technology. (I guess they didn’t practice the Prime Directive.)

jasonwiese55's avatar

@HungryGuy “Just look at how physically different we are from all the other animals”

Wrong. We aren’t very different at all from most mammals.

flutherother's avatar

God is not completely alien as I think we have an intuitive understanding of his nature. He may move in a mysterious way but he is easier to identify with than a beetle or a whale. Creatures that have developed on other worlds would be even less comprehensible to us even if they have intelligence.

woodcutter's avatar

We are the aliens. If we were created then they were here first.

lazydaisy's avatar

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

and you should read Flatland.

christine215's avatar

I was just watching the History Channel and was fascinated by the thousands of years of writings referring to flying vessels, interaction with the “Gods” that came from the sky in these vessels and the technology attributed to aliens.

Here’s the History Channel website that refers to these writings (of course how they’re interpreted is subjective, but it’s provoking to ponder on the possibilities)

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