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Miracles? Not So Fast! UFOs? No Problem . . .

The Rev. Barry Downing, a retired Presbyterian minister living in the UK, has trouble accepting the historicity of the miracles in the Bible.  Many people do.  That is why they are theological liberals!

But Rev. Downing is not satisfied with the usual path taken by the libs--that the events are mythological.  No, he says the miracle stories in the Bible are not mythological.  Instead, they reflect human encounters with superior alien technology.  Not miracles, but UFOs

Take, for example, the miracles associated with Israel's exodus from Egypt.  God didn't part the Red Sea, a spaceship did.  Says Downing, "The Jewish people didn't know about Einstein's theory of relativity or about force fields and so, the language they use is like a stunning glance: The Lord in the pillar of cloud and the fire looked down."

Those poor unenlightened fundamentalists . . .  How do they miss the obvious?

Reader Comments (3)

Why ascribe to God what can be simply explained by extraterrestrials and their powerful spaceships? Isn't that what Occam's electric razor was about?
October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Yamada
Oi, you don't fob him off onto us Brits that easily. The man's a New Yorker, which of course explains pretty much everything.
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
This guy's sane compared to some I've seen. There's a lot of UFO nuttiness out there. Some of it, BTW, meshed with fringe dispensational speculation. Nephelim, UFOs over our cities, etc. Those I've seen place a lot of weight on the Book of Enoch. (I emphasize "fringe" -- this stuff that never crossed the minds of Darby, Scofield or Walvoord.)
October 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"

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