By the time the next movie comes out, many of us will have spent the last decade or so thinking about what we should wear to school, what we will do with our lives when we’re done, and what our bodies are made of.
When I first heard that people believed in the existence of alien life, I thought: “What the hell is wrong with you?”
I didn’t know how to respond.
But when I found out that aliens are alive, well, that just made it even more important to ask: “How did we get here?”
As someone who is deeply religious, I have a lot of questions that are rooted in the belief in God.
I have always believed in God, but for the last several years, I’ve also become more and more aware of my own spirituality and my relationship to my own consciousness.
I know there are many people out there who do not believe in God or believe in aliens.
They just don’t want to believe in something that is so obvious and so obvious that it just doesn’t make sense.
It is one thing to not believe that we have extraterrestrial life; it is quite another to not think that it is real.
The more I look into it, the more I realize that I am not alone.
This article is adapted from the book The Lad by Dan Savage.
For more on the history of religious beliefs, see: The End of Faith: The Rise of Atheism and the Decline of Religion in America, by James F. Gresham (The New York Times, 2013) The Rise of Faith in America: How America Became the Most Religious Country in the World, by Dan C. Savage (Nation, 2011) How God Became a Religious Phenomenon, by David Barton (Nation Books, 2005)