by Randy Maugans | Exotica| Articles|11-07-2010
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I was searching the web to locate abductees who have had a Christian background—and I know there are many; but what struck me most was how the stronghold of denial grips the so-called “Christian” researchers. Several years ago, I interviewed well know MUFON researcher, Joe Jordan, for another program I host and was informed that “the Name of Jesus stops alien abduction”.
Jordan’s basis for this claim comes largely from his conclusions that the ET are demons, and by using traditional Christian deliverance methods, one may be set free from further episodes of contact. Jordan, of course, lacks a broad enough statistical base for any such conclusion; and when pressed will admit that this does not even work in all his own cases due largely to his conclusion that these failed efforts are the individual’s own “strongholds”, i.e. belief structures that are “occult” or non-Christian.
Again, in searching I found even more such egregious conclusions from a website called Christian Information Ministries, under the sub-heading of “Weird Things”. I think that classification alone excludes any dispassionate research. Reading the article, The same old themes emerge: “new age” channelers, a “counterfeit rapture”, alien abduction is just “demonic possession”, and worse: the culpability of the abductees (they are not properly “born again”…). from the article:
Abductee surveys have revealed that the overwhelming majority of abductees have shown an interest in paranormal activities, Eastern religions, and [the] New Age world-view.” 9 Other common characteristics of abductees are other abductees in the family, a marked openness to new and unusual experiences, a highly dysfunctional family background, and victimization by sexual abuse as children. Some abductees, but not all, have had several UFO sightings prior to their abduction. The fact that very few born-again Christians show up among abductees is instructive.
This rock-ribbed, die hard “Christian”, or I should say, “evangelical” viewpoint, not only lacks the broad base of research available from so-called “secular” researchers, but denies the testimonies of tens of thousands of experiencers outside the domain of so-called Christianity. However sinister the ETs may be, we cannot conclude that they are, in fact, “demons or “fallen angels”; in fact that summation is far too simplistic for even those spiritually inclined toward a belief in Jesus Christ.
Worse still, these religiously biased “researchers” stifle inquiry and limit the base of investiagtion by creating a climate of fear and shame for abductees, especially those who come from a religious background; and many stories are heard of those who are expelled out of the churches for daring to admit such a thing. Nice work!
From a personal perspective as child contactee and abduction subject—and having come from just such a religious background—I can testify of how impossible it is to share the horrors with those who do not believe you…or worse would subject you to psychiatry and medical treatment because of the effects of abductions. That the religious work within a narrow understanding of how things work, merely makes ET contacts and abductions another Salem witch hunt!
I WISH the name of Jesus, or a so-called “born again” standing did protect us—I wish my faith had protected me. In fact, as an adult with four children, I do know there is power in spirituality—real spirituality. But abductees seeking help, and a compassionate ear are not likely to find amongst the narrow-minded researchers such as this article cites. I will have a lot more to say on this very soon.