Gary discusses the film, The Omega Man, and modern climate armageddonists claiming that the “end is near” thanks to our continuing use of fossil fuels.
The materialists are still trying to prove that God does not exist. If they could only find another highly evolved civilization among the multitude of unexplored galaxies, then such a discovery would prove that no god is needed to explain how life came to Earth. Actually, Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule, for which he received a Nobel Prize, proposes a theory called “directed panspermia.” Crick thinks “that life on earth may have begun when aliens from another planet sent a rocket ship containing spores to seed the earth.” The most natural question is, Where did the aliens come from? Was there an alien race that seeded the planet of aliens that seeded Earth? Crick’s hypothesis only pushes the argument back several steps with no final resolution. “This scenario still leaves open the question of who designed the designer [aliens]—how did life originally originate?” Crick and other advocates of “directed panspermia” have no way to account for the original seed bearers. Crick’s extraterrestrial quest, even though it has the trappings of science, is religious nonetheless. He is searching for ultimate meaning in terms of what the stars might reveal about how life originated on Earth.
On July 4, 1947, Roswell, New Mexico, was visited by extra-terrestrials. So says a group of enthusiastic ufologists. For years the Air Force insisted that the entire affair was a case of mistaken identity. Hoping to put the controversy to rest, Air Force representatives issued an official 25-page report of its investigation involving official CIA photo analysis, interviews, and archival searches claiming that the crash-landing was nothing more than a weather balloon that bit the dust. Or was it? Die-hard believers smell a cover up. UFO buffs believe that the United States government has been hiding the truth about what happened in Roswell and other sightings, hoping to avert panic among the citizenry. The latest explanation offered by governmental officials is that the people saw crash dummies. Some remain skeptical. Walter Haut, president of the Roswell UFO Museum, is not convinced by the Air Force explanation: “It’s a bunch of pap…. Basically I don’t think anything has changed. Excuse my cynicism, but let’s quit playing games.”
Americans are experiencing a crisis in faith where many no longer believe that science can explain everything. A sizeable number consider traditional religions to be narrow minded, quick to dismiss anything that does not fit into their rigidly constructed worldview. They want more, and they are willing to reach toward the heavens to get it. “Many flying saucer buffs are believers precisely because aliens may offer hope, much like a deity…. Americans are desperately searching for hope in an increasingly cynical age.”
Thinking Straight in a Crooked World
The nursery rhyme ‘There Was a Crooked Man’ is an appropriate description of how sin affects us and our world. We live in a crooked world of ideas evaluated by crooked people. Left to our crooked nature, we can never fully understand what God has planned for us and His world. God has not left us without a corrective solution. He has given us a reliable reference point in the Bible so we can identify the crookedness and straighten it.Buy Now
Gary discusses the film, The Omega Man, with Charlton Heston. Based on the book I Am Legend (with a 2007 Will Smith remake as well), the film is very prophetic considering modern climate armageddonists claiming that the “end is near” thanks to our continuing use of fossil fuels.
 Francis Crick, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981).
 Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (New York: The Free Press, 1996), 248.
 Behe, Darwin’s Black Box, 249.
 Bruce Handy, “Roswell or Bust,” Time (June 23, 1997), 60–71.
 Quoted in Bill Hendrick, “UFOs and the Otherworldly: Do You Believe?,” Atlanta Journal/Constitution (June 25, 1997), B1.