If you are watching the premiere episode of "V" on ABC tonight, there is one key moment of symbolism that you will want to watch for. You can see it in the short video preview of V that is posted below. When the aliens make their appearance, there is a shot inside of a church where a statue of Jesus topples over and shatters on the church floor.
What does that scene mean?
It is meant to convey that when "they" arrive, the Christian faith will be shown to be a fraud and will be shattered forever.
But would that be true?
If aliens came to earth and made open contact with humanity, would that dramatically alter your worldview?
Would your view about religion instantly change?
For many Americans it probably would radically change the way that they view reality.
One poll found that about 60 percent of Americans believe that extraterrestrial life exists on other planets. Of those who believe extraterrestrial life exists, most agreed that they would be "excited and hopeful" upon learning of the confirmation of extraterrestrial life. That sounds like many of the people in V who are overwhelmed with excitement when the Visitors arrive.
But would contact dramatically change how Americans view religion?
Another recent survey had Americans respond to this statement: "Official confirmation of the discovery of a civilization of intelligent beings living on another planet would so undercut my beliefs that my beliefs would face a crisis."
Over 80% of "religious Americans" responded to that statement with "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree".
But what if the aliens said that they had seeded this planet with life and had watched over our evolution?
What if the aliens claimed that they started all the religions on earth but that those religions had become corrupted?
What if the aliens said that they were here to help bring peace to the earth and guide us in the next step of our spiritual evolution?
Would disclosures such as those rock the world of religious believers?
Does all of this sound like a bunch of nonsense?
Perhaps we should take all of this a bit more seriously.
In fact, many of those who claim to "channel" aliens are already receiving similar messages to those above.
And there are many in the religious world who are preparing for what they feel is inevitable. In fact, the Roman Catholic church is preparing to greet any visiting aliens as "brothers":
Does the Roman Catholic church know something we do not?
Have they already been deceived?
The truth is that a great deception is coming. Just as in the television show V, these "aliens" will not be who they claim to be.
A video preview of V is posted below. Pay particular attention to the moment when the Jesus statue shatters on the floor of the church.....