i promise this is related please bear with me for a sec
i never understood why some become polarized about the theory of evolution - vs a theory God made all creatures simply as they are and they're just static and never changing.
why does that have to be only one or the other?
my analogy has always been a bowler throwing a bowling ball,
they throw the ball toward the right of the lane, with some left spin on it, and halfway down the land it nears the right gutter... then the spin takes hold and it starts going to the left, eventually hitting in exactly the right spot, somewhere near the center not on the far right, not far left, and this was accomplished due to the bowlers knowledge/skill.
if you took a snapshot photo right after the ball left his hands you'd only see him throwing a ball right toward the right gutter. -- you wouldn't get the full story.
If you took a snapshot shortly before the ball hit the center, but coming from the right, you might think he stood in the right corner and threw the ball to the left -- again not correct.
jmho - God created things, INCLUDING the process of evolution, not exclusive of it. for 2 decades i heard not one other person besides myself toss out that theory; within the last couple years i finally heard one other person say it in some news story covering one of those dumb arguments at a public school.
my feelings on "ancient aliens", the pyramids, etc. is pretty much identical.
after never receiving any valid explanations for some of these structures, writings, etc., all through the 70s, 80s, 90s, finally with this series of shows (i should've read Danika's book a lot earlier), i hear some explanations that actually make sense / sound valid.
and this show doesn't disprove my concept of God at all, it's simply more information added. i tend to think these "aliens" are infact humans, more advanced, do not have bad intentions toward us, they too are God's children and probably know more about God than we do - are probably doing a better job living by His will, etc.
Think about how we (today, Americans, 2012) would act if we found a small group of humans living on some remote island never before discovered, and they were struggling to survive. -- we'd help them - infact this has already played out in recent human history.
Note that there are also historic incidents where a more highly advanced society went in and mistreated such - but that's a bit further in the past.
I think as humans advance, they get kinder / more caring. i think if there's some planet of humans elsewhere more advanced than us, they'd be a lot kinder than us as well. i bet they're a lot closer to God (in how they live / treat others) than we are.
jmho and theory