virus: Martians and Xian memes

David McFadzean (
Wed, 07 Aug 1996 17:12:36 -0600

Spotted on the Extropians list...

>Date: Wed, 07 Aug 1996 12:58:16 -0400
>From: Ian Goddard <>
>Subject: Mars Life? Christians freak out
>The following is a portion of a message I received defining the fear of
>a negative impact upon the Christian meme resulting from the possible
>discovery of life on Mars. It may be of interest/amusement to extropians.
>-- Ian
>> Date: 07 Aug 96 07:16:35 EDT
>> From: Alan Morrison <101234.1005@CompuServe.COM>
>> To: BlindCopyReceiver:;
>> Subject: Fossilised Detritus...
>> Dear Friends:
>> The front page of almost every U.K. newspaper today (7 August 1996)
>> contains details of a discovery made by the National Aeronautics and Space
>> Administration (NASA) that a fossil embedded in a meteorite found in
>> Antarctica in 1984 allegedly provides, according to NASA spokesman James
>> Hartsfield, "chemical evidence of past biological activity on Mars".
>> Full details of the "discovery" will appear in the next published edition
>> of the U.S. journal "Science". I am sending this message out this morning
>> (even prior to the official announcement which will be made later today)
>> because of the gargantuan importance of this event for the Christian Church.
>> It so happens that for the past few weeks I have been writing an article
>> for consumption in the mainstream Christian press on this very subject of
>> aliens and UFOs. Today's announcement represents a major part in the
>> strategy of New World Order revelation in this area. Three years ago
>> in my book, "The Serpent and the Cross", I made the following statement:
>> <<"The increasing number of UFO sightings has nothing to do with genuine
>> extra-terrestrial civilisations, but is part of an ongoing strategy of the
>> powers of darkness (Eph.6:12), under the direction of their prince of the
>> power of the air (Eph.2:2), who are engaged in convincing the minds of the
>> gullible that something out there is trying to contact us. To those whose
>> minds are attuned to such contact, demonic beings will actually manifest
>> themselves as benign extra-terrestrials (ETs) who wish to offer help to
>> humanity -- an offer that will, if it presents itself more openly, be avidly
>> received as the influence of the New Gnosticism develops in world culture.
>> If it can be proven that ETs do exist, and that they are on a higher
>> plane t han the inhabitants of planet Earth, this will go a long way
>> towards vindicating the claims of the Neo-Gnostics, as well as establishing
>> the suppositions of the New Physics and the evolutionary theories of secular
>> humanism. If this was to be supplemented by an alleged scientific
>> discovery of the secret of the life-force, the way would be paved for
>> some truly cataclysmic changes on this planet. We should not be at
>> all surprised if these developments occur in the near future as part
>> of the advancing strategy of the powers of darkness to discredit the
>> Gospel, debunk the Bible, and eradicate the concept of a transcendent
>> Creator God. The world will then be ready to believe the Lie which
>> Satan has always sought to perpetuate, and the global conditions will be
>> in place for the revealing of the ultimate Man of Sin (2 Th.2:3-12)."
>> [end of quote]>>
> [ snipped about 5 pages of the same ]
>> Ultimately, it is all yet more confirmation of the veracity of
>> Bible prophecy!
>It's just so obvious, in fact, it proves that the anti-Chirst is on the
>way; isn't the Bible just amazing, gee whiz. Notice, the attempt to turn
>evidence against biblical B.S. into evidence for it: the Big Lie 101, or
>Memetic Preservation 101.
>Law of Identity: A is A, relative to not-A. A = (A + ~A)
>Law of Nonidentity: If there is 100% A, there is 0% A. A = ~A
>absolute reality: