Billy Graham on the Bible and Alien Life

Billy Graham died yesterday at the ripe old age of 99 years. He was perhaps the greatest evangelist the world has ever witnessed. Moreover, he was the quintessential evangelical, a preacher whose primary focus was ever and always the Gospel, the personification of 1 Corinthians 2:2: For I determined not to know any thing among…

Does Demonic Deception Lurk Behind the UFO Phenomenon?

A few weeks prior to the release of his xenophobic documentary, Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception, Gary Bates was given space to write himself an “ad-itorial” in Charisma Magazine. In “Demonic Deception Lurks Behind This Widespread Phenomenon,” Gary Bates writes: “I grew up as a science-fiction fan, and I can recall the religious impact it…

Ancient Aliens in a Creationist Worldview

On November 19, 2009, a commenter named Tristan V. of Australia challenged one of the premises of Gary Bates’ article, “Did God create life on other planets?” “Hello, I wanted to comment on this paragraph: ‘Or, their creation is much older than the 6,000 years of the biblical six-day timeframe; the aliens were created before…

Is a Rare Earth a Powerful Test of the Creation/Evolution Models of Origins?

Dr. Danny Faulkner has received criticism on this site for proposing that an absence of extraterrestrial life is a powerful test of the creation model of origins against the evolution model. He expresses this belief most clearly in an article entitled, “Can Life Exist on Other Planets?” published in the October 2009 issue of the…

Famous Creation Scientists Who Believed in Aliens

“Tony Breeden, we know about your lone wolf views on aliens. Go and troll somewhere else.” This comment was fired at me by an admin on the Alien Intrusion movie’s Facebook page and rather quickly deleted thereafter (Yes, I have a screenshot), but I wanted to comment on that whole “lone wolf” notion. I believe…

No Big Bang, No Aliens?

One of the biggest errors in the Alien Intrusion movie is the idea that without the Big Bang there could be no aliens. In the film, Dr Jonathan Sarfati says: “Now, here is the key point. This Big Bang Theory is a central to the idea of alien life populating our universe. No Big Bang, no alien…

Half the World Believes Alien Life Exists

According to a study conducted by Glocalities.com of 26,492 people from 24 countries, roughly half of the planet believes in the possibility of extratetrestrial life. The study found that: 61% of people believe that there is some form of life on other planets. 17% rule this out and only 22% say that they don’t know. 47%…

Exotheology.org Reviews Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion Movie

For those of you who are familiar with my writing here on Exotheology.org and in my book Stranger and Aliens, you are probably aware that I knew I probably wouldn’t like the Alien Intrusion film going into it. It was already evident from the trailers and, frankly, the Alien Intrusion book itself that this movie…

Would We Believe in the Possibility of Alien Life Without the Theory of Evolution?

A May 31, 2006 article by Gary Bates and David Catchpoole on Creation.com caught my attention a while back. It was called “ET Needed Evolution.” Notably, it’s now cited as a linked resource for Session 2 in the Discussion Guide for the Alien Intrusion movie. I hadn’t yet written Strangers & Aliens but I had read Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion: UFOs…

Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 6 – Syncretic Alien Theism

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-fi is isn’t just escapism entertainment but is “deeply theological.” So far, we’ve covered four of his proposed…

Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 5: Alien Christology

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-fi is isn’t just escapism entertainment but is “deeply theological.” So far, we’ve covered four of his proposed…