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Raoul’s Two Cents: May 28, 2021

Out of This World

News flash! Aliens are real!

Yup!  Those nerds wearing aluminum foil hats have finally been vindicated. The presence of the elephant in the room of the US Defense Department has been officially recognized.  If you are not convinced that UFOs are real, you’re way behind in the news. This is one news story that all the media outlets seem to agree on. 60 Minutes had an interview with a pilot who claimed UFO sightings was an everyday occurrence for a year. That pilot is just one among many. And this has been going on for years. This is a pretty wild admission of the limitation of 21st century science.

Garie, a good friend of mine who heads a satelite operation in the Philippines told me that they get messages from the US military surveillance all the time. “I’m really impressed. If anything is going on in the earth atmosphere, they know about it. They tell when there are near misses like ICBMs (Intercontinental Balastic Missiles) or falling space debris.”  They know if something originates from Russia or China. So if the US Department of Defense say they do not know who these guys are … that doesn’t seem comforting at all.

Men in Black, here we come. We don’t know who you are, why you exist or why you expose yourself — I mean, what happened to your “cloak of invisibility?” Did you run out of “invisibility batteries?” Are you having fun at our expense? We know your technology can cause unimaginable destruction if you wanted to so we think you’re here to observe … at least for now. (Boy, I’d love to see your “selfies.” ) You can defy gravity and other physical laws. Why do you need to ride a vehicle in different models? — disk, round, triangular, silvery, greenish, quiet, loud, big, small, etc. there are many of you. Is one for cruising to pick up chicks — literally — as in “beam me up Scotty?” We’re even open to the possibility that you walk among us. (Spielberg, Elon … are you one of them? Well, for Zuckerberg … we’ve always known he is one of them.) Sometimes I look in our dog’s eyes and wonder if he is one of you.

What implications does the existence of UFOs have on Christianity? Could Jesus have been a UFO? Does God (a supreme being) really exist? If He does, is He the same God of Abraham? Is time travel possible? There’s a smorgasbord of uncomfortable possibilities. The rules of the game of life have suddenly changed. The rule book I followed didn’t say that our worlds would collide like this.

A quick internet research tells me that very few people in the church have dared speak about this authoritatively. (You can’t blame them for their ignorance.) But just because we can’t explain it … just because they are not explicitly mentioned in the Bible … it doesn’t mean it isn’t real. Most scholars believe that they are spiritual beings. And scripture tells us there is an ongoing spiritual battle. If you never believed in angels and demons, now is a good time to start.

So where should the Christian faith stand in all of this?  One of the more sensitive contemporary Christian songwriters, Sara Groves, shares my sentiments with her song “What do I know?” In her attempt to console an old widow whose husband had just passed away, Sara is at a loss for words because she has no answers for the woman’s misfortune. But what she does know is enough to strengthen her faith:

Well, I don’t know that there are harps in heaven,
Or the process for earning your wings.
And, I don’t know of bright lights at the ends of tunnels,
Or any of those things.

But I know to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord,
and from what I know of him, that must be pretty good.
Oh, I know to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord,
and from what I know of him, that must be very good.

Share your thoughts.  Have you seen them? Write me … especially if YOU are one of them.

TGIF people! Have a great Memorial day weekend.

Raoul

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”
— Anonymous

Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA for this joke.

Original Art by Raoul Pascual

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14 Comments

  1. Heather

    May 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    There is no future in the past.
    My hairdresser told me that she had a vision. It was the Devil who had the face of an ugly chihuahua. She was not afraid because she has armor that the Lord gave her.

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  2. Tom

    May 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks Raoul, Great meanderings on UFO s seems We have decided to check them our instead of ignoring them. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.

    Tom

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  3. Patrick

    May 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    One elderly president was sharp and had great sense of timing – the other can’t put words together. Check out same joke at Coast Guard graduation a few decades apart::

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaoeJpstjxk

    Reply

  4. Betty of Australia

    May 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks, Raoul.

    Your articles sure does entertain me. Stay safe.
    Always stay safe….

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  5. Larry

    May 29, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Raoul

    I too believe in aliens. I know there are angels. I had an elderly gentleman in my life who took care of my every need. To reciprocate I listened to his every story of his life and help him understand his life. I am a good listener. At the end of his life I took care of his medical situation. I made the decision to end his life. He had no family

    I like to think we were both angels to each other.

    As far as aliens, I expect to see them

    God bless you my friend.

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  6. Oscar

    May 29, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Good morning Raoul.
    TGIF!
    I believe there’s something out there but I also believe that in theses crazy days that our crazy government is willing to kidnap God believers and blaming it on aliens or even the rapture so that they can really introduce the mark of the beast and go to one world order . I believe God knows about aliens but it’s not worth of a concern for his people and that’s why it’s not written in scripture. When I see someone disappear in front of my face including myself I will believe that it’s the Rapture. When our government says that people are disappearing do to aliens 👽 or even a rapture. I won’t believe them and understand that we are screwed till we die and go to heaven 🙏😂😂😂

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  7. Ed

    May 29, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Nice. Good transition in your narrative from UFOs to church.

    A few questions of life?
    1) Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?
    2) Why expiration dates on sour cream containers?
    3) What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
    4) How do you tell if you run out of invisible ink?
    5) Why is phonetics spelled this way?

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    • Raoul Pascual

      May 29, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks. Funny questions. I think George Carlin wrote that.

      So I can assume you’ve never seen any UFOs.

      TGIF!

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      • Ed

        May 29, 2021 at 2:28 pm

        I believe something like 60% claim to have sightings.

        I’m generally too busy looking down at my feet to notice…

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  8. Gino

    June 11, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Dear brother, please don’t go off on the deep end with this UFO thing. Years ago I had lunch with one of our vendors who had a friend who worked at TRW and had asked him “what is the latest in technology ?” His friend said ” whatever you have seen in comic books think beyond that.” Pilots are limited by g force so can’t keep up with space craft without pilots that can perform spectacular maneuvers (think drones).

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    • Raoul

      June 11, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Gino,

      Thanks for the warning about going overboard with UFOs. It’s true we shouldn’t be obsessed by it. I’m just curious to see where all the government investigations are going to take us.

      Funny that you mention comic books. That’s probably where all the real creative geniuses are. 😂 — they come up with the ideas and scientists just implement. Think H.G. Wells.

      True, there is that G-force factor so that makes it more impossible that those UFOs are man-made … at least man-driven. Now if they were drones, the speed is still way beyond physical constraints like time lag and the collision of matter. This UFO thing is a real inexplicable phenomenon.

      I appreciate your thoughts. Do continue to send them.

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  9. Gino

    June 11, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    My brother, I hope all is well with you. If I may but tease your mind a little more, I have attached a clip of the Navy’s technology
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/news/a27455/us-navy-railgun-more-powerful/
    Keep in mind this is what we know. A railgun is fired without gunpowder and faster than a bullet. A pilot observes what his eye sees which is slow in speed by comparison to fired projectiles that have no problem with time lag or collision except for the intended target. Much of the top of the line tech is unknown to enlisted men for a purpose.

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    • Raoul

      June 11, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      How cool is that?! What a concept! I’m glad we’re on the same side. But wouldn’t be surprised if China and Russia have sent their spies to infiltrate.

      True, our eyes are too slow. And we couldn’t focus at that speed anyway.

      You seem to be really into this hi-tech stuff. Are you in the military? Have you seen any of those UFOs yourself? What do you think they are?

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      • Gino

        June 11, 2021 at 7:03 pm

        I think if we happen to see the decal underneath it , it would say Made in China or USA or Russia. Someone happen to mention a rail gun to me and I now forgot who it was. Another bro mentioned DARPA on utube. It is only what the government is willing to let us know.

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