Alien Spiritual Mentoring?
Sure.. this is just what the world needs. There seems to be a growing interest in what aliens might have to offer in the realm of spiritual advice and teaching.
Let’s not forget for a moment that the world has literally been under the spiritual mentor-ship of “aliens” for nearly all of human history, and the result of that has been a slow and steady decline of morality and a wider and wider gulf between man and his Maker.
Thanks to “alien” intervention in spiritual instruction, the world now has thousands upon thousands of pagan religions from which to choose… a flavor for every palate… which interestingly enough all lead down to the same foundational precepts, and all omit the vital truths which actually do have power to form a relationship between the Creator and a human being.
Surely the open appearance of creatures claiming to be creators will have a ready and willing audience in today’s society, which is hungry for some “new” teaching on the meaning of life and a doctrine of divine human destiny that is easy for pride to swallow… not to mention a message which relieves sinners of their responsibility to their own actions and their own need to be made clean before a Righteous Creator.
“Enemy Mine, a 1985 science fiction film derived from an award-winning 1979 novella, depicts an intergalactic war between human beings and an alien race called the Drac. Marooned by their battle-damaged space fighters on an isolated, inhospitable planet, a Drac and a man start off as enemies. Out of survival necessity, however, they make a wary peace.
Eventually, the two become the dearest of friends. The Drac shows a sense of his own spirituality and the divine. The Drac reads frequently from a small book of religious/philosophical text, and often ponders the larger questions of life, speaking about them with his newfound human companion.
Ultimately, the alien’s faith and friendship motivate the human being to consider something other than his prestige as a top-scoring fighter pilot focused solely on advancing his military career. The alien reminds the man that life is so much more than just a scramble for conquest and material success. The human being is much better off for having
learned to respect and even love an alien as a being of great faith and
Another example of speculative fiction that directly addresses spirituality is the Green Stone of Healing series. It features an intelligent non-human being, known as a Mist-Weaver, who exhibits capabilities that human beings more readily ascribe to angels or the supernatural. The Mist-Weaver is able to appear and dissolve at will, transitioning from material to non-material realities in much the same manner as the divine heralds of earthly religious traditions.
As would an angel, the Mist-Weaver takes a physical form to converse easier with the human characters. The Mist-Weaver clearly has a profound sense of the divine and his connection to it and to all life, and tries to encourage that spiritual connection in his human counterparts. But his spiritual teachings often leave them baffled because they are very different from human understanding. The Mist-Weaver’s presence spurs his human students to examine the limitations of their faith and their spiritual understanding, just as the burning bush, signaling God’s presence, presented Moses with challenges of faith and self-growth.” Unexplained Mysteries