Says religion prof:
As for why humans might be more willing to embrace this new “religion” of alien belief now than in the past, Pasulka says advances in space exploration play a role — but she also thinks an increasing belief that our planet is headed toward a crisis factors into the equation.
“A lot of people see disaster on the horizon, and there’s a deep fear that we won’t be able to save ourselves,” she told Vox. “So what will save us? Well, for some, it will be these advanced beings who come to us and tell us what we can do or how we can escape.”Kristin Houser, “Professor: belief in aliens could replace traditional religion ” at Futurism
It’s the topic of her new book, American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology, whose blurb reads, “More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God.”News, “Will space aliens become a new majority religion?” at Mind Matters News
The story gets wilder and involves space scientists who are UFO enthusiasts, blindfolds, and all.
As for the kids, if her figures are correct, they should have watched more sci-fi dystopias.
The good news is that there probably aren’t any space aliens out there so they will only have to live in a dystopia they made themselves, not a different one.
See also: Tales of an invented god
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