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Good book. I feel both Von Daniken and Sitchin over embellish what they see. I would say 60% of the time they are on the money and opening peoples eyes. The other 40 is nothing but ancient folklore. Still the fact that they look into these things is a sign of vigilance. They stay fast and try to show us what could quite possibly of happened.
I mean lets think about this. The Sumerians Hindus Christians/Catholics Islamic and almost ever religion contains the following
The gods created man like them. at one point the children of gods took wives of human females. They bore children. they multiplied. God got annoyed. He looked for pure gene that they created (moses gilgamesh ) and washed the world out.
Adam and eves story of creation and the sumerian tales are also strange. The goddess in the sumerian tales created man and woman from the water of life. Depicted as a bucket of water. Also the goddess is depicted with the intertwined snakes surrounding the shrine. Which as sitchin and i agree look like DNA.
So lets look at this again. They came for some reason or another to genetically manipulate us for some end. At some point some of them disobeyed the others. There was a battle. As depicted beautifully in the hindu tales. So from the sumerian times to the hindu age is when this must have happend. In the hindu tales the good gods or the creation gods defeated the evil asura, the asura are the disobeyers, quite possibly the nephilim in the bible and also the fabled atlantians.
Afterward they gently, over time and as we matured, quietly manipulated us to whatever end. Now the gods after this time (Sumerian - through the end of the jewish torah or the old testament) were not judgemental. They were not the living gods of old. They were not present every day but despite that flaming sheilds and chariots of fire were seen in the skys. No longer instructing and despensing wisdom. It seems as though at a certain point they let us go. Apparantly to watch and learn. They have been around for awhile. I personally feel there is nothing to fear.
On that note in the present day and age. With the message of the ancient gods lost (which was essentially "be decent to one another") and religions more interested in dogma than message. With the present thought pattern of the people and the militaristic nature of humans i feel contact is even more hazardous now. People will not think "look the gods" people will think invaders. If the goverment is truely aware (i personally think they completely do and have self built craft thats another story) than they arent going to let anyone know. 1st off - they have the advantage of first knowledge of exotic technology, secondly the patents on this technology would be a goldmine. 3rd there is always the panic factor. 4. they no longer seem in control.
So give me some thoughts people.