I just saw this article online and had to share it, included are my comments in italics.
Christian Symposium Offers Different Take on Aliens at Roswell UFO Festival.
ROSWELL, New Mexico, May 12 /Christian Newswire/ — Alien Resistance, a Christian counter-cult outreach ministry, will hold an all-Christian-speaker Symposium on aliens during the annual Roswell UFO Festival July 3-5th, 2009. The 11 participants include 4 PhDs, 2 doctorates of ministry, 2 pastors, 2 ordained ministers, and several pastoral counselors, with 12 books written between them on the UFO/Alien topic. The Symposium will educate on the UFO/alien topic from a Biblical Christian perspective, with emphasis on counter-cult evangelism, creationism, and spiritual warfare [educate?]. The event is free for the public to attend, and will be held at the Best Western Sally Port Inn Ballroom. Tens of thousands of people interested in the UFO/Alien topic are expected to attend the Roswell UFO/Alien Festival this year.
Organizers assert that, “From a Biblical Christian perspective it becomes clear that ‘aliens’ are actually the evil spirits of the Bible. This idea is backed up experientially with the evidence of numerous testimonies of ‘abductees’, which show that ‘alien abduction’ experiences stop in the name and authority of Jesus Christ [There is SO much wrong with that statement!].
Also the sinful behaviors of the ‘aliens’ behind abductions, the false gospels and new age messages they proclaim, and their supernatural powers so very reminiscent of those described in the Bible as being had by angels, all adds up to make clear that ‘aliens’ are in fact the evil spirits of the Bible.” [I can safely say that aliens are NOT, IN FACT, evil spirits of the bible, because there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to suggest that either exists. Why do believers keep missing, or avoiding the obvious?]
Here are the facts as we know them: The Roswell UFO crash of 1947 has been sufficiently explained. It was the crash of one of many high altitude balloons carrying equipment used to detect low frequency sound waves which would have been created by missile launches from the Soviet Union. It was kept top secret because it was part of our national defense.
UFO believers twist the facts, misplace details and blur the edges of the truth to make it fit in with their tall tale of a crashed flying saucer from outer space and the great fantasy that they refuse to grow up and out of.
Cases of alleged alien abduction have been examined by psychologists and specialists in sleep disorders, and are found to be consistent with known conditions, such as sleep paralysis, waking dreams and hallucination, that can create the kind of experience shared by so-called abductees. Keep in mind that similar experiences have been described throughout history, but in the past they were attributed to ghosts or demonic possession.
This is not to belittle those who think they have been abducted, or the seeming reality of the experience. But the experience is not supernatural or alien.
Now a subculture of exceptionally delusional Christians are keeping the torch of ignorance lit for millions of exceptionally gullible believers to see, and follow. Caral Sagan wrote a book called “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark” If you think you might believe that aliens crashed in Roswell, and that aliens are demons in disguise, I suggest you avert your gaze from the torch of ignorance and turn to the light of science. It’s a much more entertaining place, really.