Friday, October 16, 2015

Ancient Aliens/Astronauts Debunked

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

It seems that almost every week the History Channel has yet another program on Ancient Aliens/astronauts.  Though this issue is closely related to the notion of alleged current alien activity, there is a distinction because these shows focus on all of the supposed evidence around the world for alien activity IN THE PAST.  Hence, the title “ANCIENT  Aliens”.

Of course the alleged alien activity in the past usually leads to some comments about alien existence today.

I am convinced that all true “alien”/UFO activity today is demonic in nature, and there is a plethora of evidence for that conclusion. When the bible mentions that Satan can appear as “an angel of light’ that is meant as a general principle of wide-ranging deception. That is why I like to call it the “angel of Light PRINCIPLE.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)Satan’s deception abilities are limited only by his considerable intellect and diabolical imagination. If Satan, the Prince of Darkness, can appear as totally opposite of his true nature—when he appears as a gloriously holy angel or even as Jesus Christ Himself—then, appearing as an alien or a little girl would be easy in comparison. Remember that when we first see Satan in Scripture he is deceptively guised as an innocent serpent, which at the time was not yet a slithering, fear inducing snake. Notice that neither Adam or Eve were repulsed by Satan’s guise. Instead, since we don’t know what the serpent originally looked like, .we can assume that it was innocent looking…even attractive. The Angel of Light Principle was in action from earliest human history……

While academics reject this show as miserable pseudo-science, it has taken pop culture by storm.
The basic premise of the show is that in ancient times aliens visited our planet and interacted with our ancient ancestors, often empowering them to do things that they allegedly could not have done with their primitive technology. There are many other ‘projects’ (some good, and some nefarious) that supposedly have universal evidence of having happened.

Honestly, I have seen few shows that are so riddled with logical errors, factual mistakes and out-right lies. Instead of inventing the wheel, I am including a link to a website—Debunking Ancient Aliens….Chris White. The author was a former “believer” and he does not merely shoot down a few of their theories, but shows clearly that the whole argument is intellectually bankrupt through and through.

Repeatedly, ancient astronaut theorists will present some phenomenon, note its oddity, and ignoring all other explanations, make the giant leap that ancient aliens is the only proper/adequate explanation of the phenomenon. See the logical fallacies (and falsifying of evidence) they commit re: the Nazca lines, crop circles, Puma Punku, Easter Island, the Pyramids, and Incan sites, etc.

While I had wanted to address this issue for a while, it wasn’t until they butchered the bible's teaching on angels that I got miffed enough to be motivated to write. There are many things I don’t know, but I do know Hebrew and Greek-thanks to several semesters of each in seminary….and my continued using of it. The word  ‘angel’ in Hebrew and Greek simply means “messenger” , but they attempt to twist the Hebrew and Greek texts. Ignoring all biblical theology, these “experts” postulated that the biblical angels (and God Himself!!) were really aliens! I trust that my anger is righteous anger.  They ignore biblical details when mutilating the texts in Ezekiel, and come to conclusions antithetical to the theology of Ezekiel and the whole bible.

This is awful on several levels. They assume the truth of ancient alien theory and then look for anything they can twist to support their preposterous assumption. They show evidence of consciously ignoring compelling evidence that contradicts their theories. Most serious of all, is the blatant dishonoring God and His holy Word.

For example, one thing they talk about a lot are how big the stones were that ancient folks moved  to their religious sites. “Must have been a laser or levitation from an alien craft” they breathlessly assert….ignoring the groove marks of ancient tools, logs, and ropes which could have easily accomplished the task. The problem is exacerbated by their habitual exaggeration of what needed to be achieved—eg  lying about the weight of the rocks. The discussion of the pyramids is especially noteworthy re how the stones were put in place.

Please notice the range of topics he debunks below. The great thing about this site is that you can click on a particular topic and watch a short video, or quickly read the notes of the shows.
As my son said, the only reason he watches this stupid show is because of the interesting sites and scenery!

Megalithic sites: Intro, Puma Punku, The Pyramids, Baalbek, Incan sites, Easter Island. Ancient artifacts: Pacal’s rocket, The Nazca Lines, Tolima “fighter jets”, Egyptian “light bulb”, Ufo’s in ancient art, The crystal skulls Ancient text issues: Ezekiel’s Wheel, Ancient nuclear warfare, Vimana’s, Anunnaki, Nephilim, Misc. and conclusion - See more at:

http://ancientaliensdebunked.com/

If you are unable to click on the link, please cut and paste it into your browser

Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens. It is essentially a point by point critique of the “ancient astronaut theory” which has been proposed by people like Erich von Däniken and Zecharia Sitchin as well as many others.

The film covers topics like:
Ancient building sites: Puma Punku, The Pyramids, Baalbek, Incan sites, And Easter Island. Ancient artifacts: Pacal’s rocket, the Nazca lines, the Tolima “fighter jets”, the Egyptian “light bulb”, UFO’s in ancient art, and the crystal skulls. Ancient text issues: Ezekiel’s wheel, Ancient nuclear warfare, Vimana’s, the Anunnaki, and the Nephilim.

All the claims are sourced at the website: http://ancientaliensdebunked.com
It was produced by Chris White and includes commentary from Dr. Michael Heiser.
It is distributed for free on the internet and is a completely non-profit project.  Viewers are encouraged to share, and burn copies to DVD, as long as they do not profit from its distribution.
You can download the video by using sites like http://keepvid.com
After you download a copy you can also burn it to DVD by using a very simple and free program like Freemake Video Converter http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.

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