Isn’t it exciting to hear there may be earth-like planets, perhaps even in abundance ‘out there’ in the universe?!

Yes, but let’s take a step back and analyze ‘why’ its exciting for a moment.

Could it be that our human emotions are based on hope?  What I mean is this; based on human history, (I refer to written history and not speculative pre-history), there have been many technological accomplishments, however, sociologically not so much, or to put it simply, human relations have, for the most part, been an abysmal failure.

Arguably, history has recorded that modern man is pretty much a failure in human relations. For instance when has there been an extended period of human history that has not included wars, prejudices, dominations, oppressions, atrocities, ad infinitum!

In my humble opinion the failures throughout history have engendered a present day ‘hope’ that somewhere, somehow, mankind will find relief, or to put it another way, ‘salvation’, from his earthly experience.  (I would also submit this is the very basis of the ‘theory’ of evolution.)  In other words an attempt to absolve humanity from its blood stained past, and even more so, its present!

Its no secret that the dramatic increase in world population has brought about the prospect of mass-extinction… why?  From human affairs no less, be it environmentally or otherwise – and the ‘otherwise’ is extensive!

But I digress. To come back to the aforementioned planetary discoveries, what is it that really excites us about them?  Isn’t it all about finding relief and salvation from our own inadequacies and failures?  The vain  hope that somehow if there is life on other planets it may somehow point the way for humans  to a successful common existence we have not found on earth?

For example, remember the classic Sc-Fi movie “The Day The Earth Stood Still’? An envoy from another galaxy states that robots were authorized to arbitrarily enforce peace.  They would obliterate any planet who threatened  that peace.

In conclusion, I submit that mankind as a whole is missing the ‘woods for the trees’.  What I mean by that is the greatest human to ever live provided us with the way out of our failed human condition, the way to achieve what many are now seeking in the stars.

He told us what to seek, how and where to find it, and  the result of that effort would be nothing less than everlasting life on a paradise earth!  ‘That’ should be our focus now, because whether we seek it or not, the earth is scheduled for that future by its eternal Creator.  It will happen, with, or without, our benefitting from it.


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