Just because atheists don’t believe in God, it doesn’t mean they don’t have faith.
In his recent book, Religions and Extraterrestrial life, Astronomer David Weintraub from Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University said 55% of atheists believe in aliens. According to the Daily Mail, in his book, Weintraub released the results of a poll on what different religious groups believe when it comes to little green men from mars.
Of course, atheists have solid scientific proof for their belief in aliens. I mean we have the government cover-up of Area 51 in Nevada, USA, where an alien space craft supposedly crashed. Depending on what conspiracy theory you subscribe too, some of the aliens were still alive after the crash and kept hidden by the government for years in a secret facility located miles below the surface of the earth.
And of course, these atheists can point to all those weather balloons, err UFOs, flying through the sky. Some were even captured on video and of course if it’s on YouTube, it must be true.
Then there is the solid rock testimonies of people who claimed they were abducted by aliens and taken up to their spacecraft for experimentation. Throw in a few episodes of Star Trek and a person doesn’t need much more scientific evidence than this to prove aliens exist.
Even famed physicist Stephen Hawking, who publicly said he doesn’t believe in God, admits he believes in aliens.
In a documentary released on the Discovery Channel, Hawking who suffers from a motor neuron disease said:
“If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”
I realize I am having a bit of fun with this, but atheists need to demonstrate some modem of consistency when it comes to what they believe in and don’t believe in.
If the majority of atheists believe in Aliens when there is no scientific evidence to prove their existence, then we need to realize that science is not their real reason for refusing to believe in God.
But atheists are not alone. According to Weintraub of the groups surveyed, Muslims came in a distant second to atheists with 44% believing in aliens.
Jews were third at 37%, Hindus 36% and Christians filled out the last line on the list with only 32% believing in aliens.
Weintraub attributes the high rate of belief among Muslims to passages in the Qu’ran that suggests there are beings living on other planets. There is even a hint they may practice a different form of Islam. He added that some eastern religions believe humans are reincarnations of aliens.
Within the group that Weintraub classified as Christian, there is a wide spread of opinion.
On one side of the spectrum, 41% of Eastern Orthodox Christians believe in aliens, while only 29% of Baptists believe the same — they had the lowest percentage of belief. Weintraub added of all the religious groups surveyed, Evangelical Christians were the least likely to believe in aliens.
Other groups in the Christian subcategory that had a high percentage of belief in aliens were Seventh Day Adventists and Mormons. I cringed when he included Mormons as Christian. Weintraub said there is a belief among Mormons that when they die, some will be immortalized as gods and rule over other planets.
Years ago, I had my one and only encounter with a UFO. I had visited a friend in another city and was driving home late at night. A light suddenly appeared on the left of my car in the night sky and travelled along side of me. I was immediately wide awake. I was terrified. Adrenaline was pumping through my veins. My heart was racing.
I don’t know if I was imagining this light or not, but what I do know is when I prayed and rebuked it in Jesus’ Name, this mysterious light immediately disappeared.
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14 NASV)