Faith, Religion, and Aliens: Why Do We Believe the Things We Believe?
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An analysis of Jung's work, "Flying Saucers" and the films "Signs" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in relation to the issues they bring to light about religion and faith in general. The paper questions what makes people believe and uses the sources to answer this. The author concludes that belief is based on many factors, including personal experience, imagination, upbringing and education.
From the Paper:"The word "faith" is a term that often appears in conversations about both religion and the existence of life elsewhere in the universe. By definition, "faith" can be explained as the belief something that cannot be proven rationally by logic or evidence. Many people, however, who adhere to a religion might argue that religious texts, tenets, or a personal relationship with a deity gives sufficient evidence to factually prove their religion. This same trend applies to those who claim to have seen alien life forms; these people may have physical evidence or photographs that seem to have no other explanation except contact with alien beings. Why, then, is the existence of aliens not accepted as general fact? Why, along the same line of reasoning, is there not just one, true, fundamental religion? The answer lies in faith."
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Faith, Religion, and Aliens: Why Do We Believe the Things We Believe? (2006, November 29) Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/faith-religion-and-aliens-why-do-we-believe-the-things-we-believe-75128/
"Faith, Religion, and Aliens: Why Do We Believe the Things We Believe?" 29 November 2006. Web. 21 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/faith-religion-and-aliens-why-do-we-believe-the-things-we-believe-75128/>