Most of the people making either claim are highly religious (as in, Christian). Automatically, the “alien” paradigm threatens their religious beliefs since most don’t see room for aliens in the Bible. If these really are extraterrestrials, then where does Jesus fit into all of this? Why aren’t aliens mentioned in the creation narrative?
In contrast to the alien explanation, the demon and government explanations both offer “safe” alternatives. After all, both of these explanations are not only compatible with Christian belief, it’s easy to imagine that “the return of Jesus” will simply solve these problems. Continue reading