The New Fear
It continually amazes me how atheists are inclined to replace classical religious categories with “new scientific” ones. Stephen Hawking recently warned the world that we shouldn’t try to make contact with aliens because instead of being benevolent they will probably be hostile and “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”
He explained: “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” I’m glad that he can see the effects of sin on the human race but I don’t really see the need to replace demons/evil spirits with malevolent aliens. Personally I see many reasons to believe in sin/evil/demons but no evidence for alien life forms from other planets. Why is it that “scientists” feel the need to replace biblical revelation with scientific fiction? At least I can rest easy because I’m not worried about space invaders and thankfully God has told us how to deal with evil spirits.