At this point my blog is largely static. The articles are summarized below.
My belief in extraterrestrials is based on the sheer number of stars in the universe. As described in Calculating the Number of ETIs, even if we are alone in the Milky Way, there are so many galaxies we can not expect to be completely alone in the universe. One take on why extraterrestrials have not openly contacted us is presented in story form on my A SETI Allegory page. In it is an explanation of how contact with an extraterrestrial would be detrimental to our own development and why a more advanced civilization might choose to preserve the natural order here on Earth.
I considered where Earth civilization is likely to go in the distant future and came up with The UETI Model, a speculation about the ultimate extraterrestrial intelligence. It assumes we will survive our own stupidity and youth and become something new and different. The technologies put forward might not exist in the future and can be disputed but the inevitability of our progress is well founded.
Given the power of the oldest UETIs, I was struck by my childhood studies of the Christian bible. It seemed so much like stories of an extraterrestrial influenced my religious beliefs that I couldn’t shake it. This proposition has been put forward before, but I needed something that worked in my life.
Therefore, I created a religion which espouses a belief in the ultimate extraterrestrial intelligence as God Almighty and described it in the Definition of UETI-ism. Drawing from my theological studies, particularly the Lord’s Prayer – attributed to Jesus, UETI-ism’s religious dogma was rounded out. Finally, I corrected what I felt was fundamentally wrong with modern Christianity, namely people blindly following clergy who claim to be closer to God than others.
Once The UETI Model and the Definition of UETI-ism was established, it was a short step to postulating both a Heaven and a hell that could be created by my God. On the Possibility of Heaven and Closing the Gates of Hell are speculations of a possible mechanism for the resurrection of the faithful children of God as well as punishment for the evil ones.
God is all things to all people.
Wisdom is wisdom no matter from where it comes.
Tolerance requires self-doubt.
Faith requires hope.
Love requires selflessness.
The first shall be last and the last first.