Out of this world!
Former Canadian minister of defence in Pièrre Trudeau’s cabinet, Paul Hellyer, is joining forces with some non-government agencies to petition his parliament to hold public hearings on ‘exopolitics’—relations with extraterrestrials (ETs).1
In a speech at the University of Toronto, Hellyer said that UFOs ‘are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head. … I’m so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something.’
In suggesting that some governments know more than they are letting on, he alluded to the events at Roswell, New Mexico, where it has been alleged that the US retrieved a crashed flying saucer and even alien bodies. Because he is a former government minister, his statements will no doubt be used as ‘proof’ of authenticity to the UFO phenomenon. He even received a standing ovation at the university—a measure of how mainstream the idea of ETs has become.
‘If life occurred on the earth, it must have occurred elsewhere’ ideas undergird the whole premise of alien life. So strong are these beliefs that there are many conspiratorial notions that think governments know more than they are letting on. The facts are, that very few UFO sightings ever remain unexplained, and those that defy natural explanations often display supernatural characteristics, which parallel the accounts of so-called alien abductions.
Despite the billions of dollars spent on space exploration (NASA, SETI, etc.) there has never been a shred of evidence to suggest the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life. In this incredibly enormous universe it seems unlikely that the Earth could be favoured with so many ‘alien’ visits. So much activity occurs on Earth because the Bible indicates that we are the spiritual centre of the universe, where there is a battle going on for the souls of human beings. Given the high stakes, it’s not surprising that deceiving things should appear. 1 Timothy 4:1 says ‘The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.’