God Is Watching Us From a Distance [PHIL-OSOPHY]
Except for some lyrics from Bette Midler's international hit, I chose the title to reinforce the central theme to this commentary, which is don't place a limit on God's power. We're being presumptive and arrogant to keep within bounds, the way we understand them, of what creation is possible.
I'm not waging a theological debate on faith or the Holy Bible, but I am being up front why I believe it is possible to have life from other galaxies in our own airspace. As of late, major networks have been featuring respected Navy pilots and former high-ranking government officials saying there are UFOs flying over us, and we better drop the old-boys stigma and start an earnest discussion with everyone about what's going on.
What does God have to do with all this? Well, some people feel the creation using the "big bang" theory is in direct conflict with many faiths, but it isn't. Why can't God be the creator of all things, including that big bang? I believe God is the creator of all the universe and we are not a product of a random spark and casual collision.
I don't buy there's a conflict between believing in God and being certain that there is intelligent life flying over us. I accept the possibility that life exists on other planets, in other galaxies, far from here.
Allow me to ask you: how can we exclude that life has developed elsewhere? There are a multiplicity of creatures, plants and things on Earth and conversely, there can be other life out there created by God.
With more and more evidence being released about UFOs, we can't put limits on God's creative freedom and omnipotence by saying it is only on Earth.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.