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Wingnut: Satan to Blame for UFOs

A long time ago, Kent Hovind caused much hilarity when he claimed that UFOs were “Satanically owned and operated,” but it turns out that this is a pretty common belief among the fringes of the Christian right. Mark Hitchock, author of a recent book on “blood moons” and the end times, is the latest:

“I think it’s very possible that these kinds of things also could be setting people up for various kinds of delusion in the End Times,” Hitchock said. “Demonic materialization disguised as UFOs or extraterrestrials or whatever that may be I think is just another one of Satan’s tactics, especially as we draw nearer to the End Times to deceive and delude and frighten and confuse and mislead people. I really believe that’s going to maybe even be heightened as the End Times draw near.”

So when Jim Garrow claims that Obama is going to be talking to aliens soon, he’s really going to be talking to Satan? Sounds legit.

Comments

  1. sinned34 says

    Hey, I mentioned exactly that Christian belief in a comment on the “God’s not dead in Barbwire column” post this morning. I must be psychic!

  2. says

    I knew someone who was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church who believed this. UFOs, bigfoot, ghosts, psychic powers, etc., were all really demons trying to delude people.

  3. mikeym says

    Conversely, I remember in the Eighties listening to a “culture critic” on Christian radio state that the then-popular Space Invaders arcade game was a plot by Satan to train people to shoot at the angels when they descend for Armageddon.

  4. Pierce R. Butler says

    … UFOs or extraterrestrials or whatever …

    All these modern so-called temptations just irritate those of us who support traditional values.

    Bring back the succubi!!!

  5. The Science Pundit says

    I wonder if this is the same nut that recently sent me the following email via YouTube?

    Satan and his angels comprise a workforce more efficient than the FBI,using decepting as a strength-their goal is to lead as many souls to hell as possible.From bible days until now Satan has used Necromancy as his prime tool(the belief that we continue living after death without judgment),demons masquarade as human ghosts and create false religions to support this tool.However in these last days Satan has made an additional pathway to hell,desiring men to doubt the Bible and embrace Secularism he enforces demons to shapeshift as UFOs,Aliens and Sasquatch worldwide.On his final push Satan will use the alien tactic to lure the masses to hell,his plan is clever:during a world war demons will manifest as aliens of peace(again Satan uses Human-DNA to form a Nephilim-Hybrid-Race,Gen 6:4).Satan will shapeshift giant UFOs a-top our cities,as the demon-hybrids interact with men on land.Like the tv show Alien Nation this will instantly cause a world government and enforce the biblical Antichrist.Now,having now seen Satans schemes will you still be decieved?to avoid hell all one has to do is accept Jesus as friend,is that so hard?

    Also, why is it that all these crazies seem to know nothing about formatting? (Perhaps they were all home-schooled by idiot parents?)

  6. Doug Little says

    Modus,

    To keep tabs on what Pat Robertson predicts so that it can do the exact opposite.

  7. raven says

    that UFOs were “Satanically owned and operated,” but it turns out that this is a pretty common belief among the fringes of the Christian right.

    It’s a very old fundie belief. But I don’t know about that “fringes of the Christian right”. It seems to be pretty mainstream among the fundies.

    Right up there with yoga, Tarot cards, Dungeons and Dragons, Harry Potter books, evolution, and public universities.

    A better question. What isn’t owned, operated, or controlled by satan and the demons? If anything.

  8. Sastra says

    Many years ago I was helping a Mormon friend pack for a move and came across a book on UFOs and their relationship to demons. When I exclaimed upon it my friend immediately assumed it would be of interest to me, an atheist, because UFOs involved science and thus were scientific … and so I believed in UFOs, right? This book might then be a way to work WITH my skepticism and find a common ground.

    That conversation helped me realize what a black box skeptical thinking is to at least some of the devout. As far back as you think you have to start, it’s possibly even further back than that.

  9. Great American Satan says

    I hate con artists and feel bad for people taken by them, so I felt some sympathy for this goofy southern lady I worked with who believed this UFO/Demon thing – and got herself locked into a subprime mortgage AFTER 2008 (and a few months before she was fired). Where do u even start with someone like that?

  10. says

    There are kooks who believe in the secular version of this, that UFOs aren’t actually aliens but part of a plot by the Illuminati/CFR/Bilderbergers/whoever else they obsess with this week. The powers that be will eventually claim that UFOs are real, they’re alien spacecraft, and they’re a threat to humanity. Then the baddies will use this as an excuse to seize more power for themselves, claiming only a one world government can fight such a threat.

  11. John Pieret says

    Norman Geisler testified, under oath, to that in McLean v. Arkansas back in the early 1980′s:

    Q. What experiences have confirmed it to you, sir, as an expert, the existence of Satan?

    A. Uh, dealing with demon possessed people, exorcisms, the study of the UFO phenomena, the study of the occult.

    Q. Could I have that answer read back?

    “Could I have that answer read back?” is a lawyer’s version of a doubletake.

    Q. Do you have any professional opinion, as to the existence of UFO’s

    A. Yes. I believe that UFO’s exist.

    Q. And how are they connected with Satan?

    A. I believe that they are part of a mass deception attempt, that they are means by which Satan deceives because he is a deceiver and he is trying to deceive people. He did it from the beginning in the Garden of Eden, and he has been doing it now through the years. And this is one of the ways that he is deceiving people.

    http://www.antievolution.org/projects/mclean/new_site/depos/pf_geisler_dep.htm

    Geisler is very mainstream, at least in Evangelical circles.

  12. sinned34 says

    d.c. wilson @ 17

    See Genesis 6:4 – The Nephilim were on the earth in those days–and also afterward–when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

    Angels love them some human ladies. Also, Mars apparently needs women.

  13. matty1 says

    “Don’t be silly. Whoever got anal probed by angel?”

    Well I have seen certain films…

  14. Doug Little says

    Don’t be silly. Whoever got anal probed by angel?

    That’s what the Catholic priest told me was happening*

    Disclaimer, I have never been molested by anybody let alone a priest and I can see that making light of that horrific act might rub people the wrong way so I apologize ahead of time, but I couldn’t resist.

  15. Scientismist says

    Q. Do you have any professional opinion, as to the existence of UFO’s
    A. Yes. I believe that UFO’s exist.
    Q. And how are they connected with Satan?
    A. I believe that they are part of a mass deception attempt, that they are means by which Satan deceives because he is a deceiver and he is trying to deceive people. He did it from the beginning in the Garden of Eden, and he has been doing it now through the years. And this is one of the ways that he is deceiving people.

    Sounds pretty legit. But I thought it was the aliens themselves who planned to deceive people by raising the dead, thus proving their existence, but that because you stupid, stupid people still wouldn’t believe in the extraterrestrial aliens, they would have to kill you all so that their plan wouldn’t be exposed. Said so right in that documentary, “Plan Nine from Outer Space.”

  16. Kevin Kehres says

    So the sons of god mated with human women and had Nephilim? And the result were always males (naturally), who were heroes.

    Yep. Sounds totally legit to me. And completely disproves evolution! Take that evilutionists!!

    But … doesn’t this prove that Jesus wasn’t Yahweh’s only son? “Sons of god” =/= “angels”.

  17. njosprey says

    @ #15

    “The powers that be will eventually claim that UFOs are real, they’re alien spacecraft, and they’re a threat to humanity. Then the baddies will use this as an excuse to seize more power for themselves, claiming only a one world government can fight such a threat.”

    The President (Reagan) first disclosed his recurrent thoughts about “an alien threat” during a December 4, 1985, speech at the Fallston High School in Maryland, where he spoke about his first summit with General Secretary Gorbachev in Geneva. According to a White House transcript, Reagan remarked that during his 5-hour private discussions with Gorbachev, he told [Gorbachev] to think, “how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries …” http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/ronald_reagan_ufo.htm

    Again, before the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 21, 1987:

    “I occasionally think,” continued Reagan, “how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask is not an alien force ALREADY among us? What could be more alien to the universal aspirations of our peoples than war and the threat of war?”

    You can see this speech on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chVKSY2gT00

  18. himurastewie says

    matty1

    “Don’t be silly. Whoever got anal probed by angel?”

    Well I have seen certain films…

    Rule 34.

  19. Trebuchet says

    Satan works in mysterious ways.

    As does Satin.

    The End Times: Coming any day now for over 1000 years!

  20. otrame says

    @17

    “Wouldn’t it make more sense that they are angels?”

    Don’t be silly. Whoever got anal probed by angel?

    Dean Winchester*

    *Well, at least that’s what I read it in a number of Supernatural fan fics.

  21. bones says

    I don’t know about them piloting aircraft, but I’m reasonably certain that I’ve witnessed demons behind the wheel of cars on the road…

  22. lorn says

    Aliens, UFOs, might be ET or Satan himself … the one thing very clear is that they ain’t Christians and they sure as hell ain’t Mericans … so we gets to shoot em.

  23. anubisprime says

    deceive and delude and frighten and confuse and mislead

    Well there is certainly one author that is ‘deceived and deluded and frightened and confused and misled’

    Classic projection in print…what a dumbfuck!

  24. dono says

    “Satanically owned and operated.”

    Satan would be smart to lease some of the fleet instead of buying them outright.

  25. busterggi says

    Hah! Satan may have the ufos but the Loch Ness monster and mokele m’bembe are are the creationist’s side.

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