Thursday, 22 December 2016

What If The Star Of Bethlehem Was A Space Ship?

I heard some good news this week.  Kansas are playing Europe and in England next summer ("Ramblin Man" Festival) and Chris De Burgh is playing Killarney in April.  Guess who is going to be buying some tickets in the New Year?

Seeing it's nearly Christmas.  I thought I would feature one of Chris De Burgh's songs: "A Space Man Came Travelling."  He read the book Chariots of the Gods?  Erich Von Daiken wrote it.  It inspired  Chris to think "what if the star of Bethlehem was a space ship?"  Could you imagine what the shepherds thought when they saw the UFO in the Sky.  They would react like we did a few months/blogs ago when we saw the light in the bay.  See August posts if you're interested?
  
Chris De Burgh also read "The Second Coming" by  William Butler Yeats.  Which avers that every two thousand years a major cataclysmic event happens, like the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem.  I love the last verse.  We are all waiting for his return.  

Merry Christmas and peace on Earth. 




12 comments:

  1. I bet it was a spaceship! Another great two groups. Lucky you. Great events to look forward to. Don't hold your breath for the next 'coming' though.

    Loved Von daniken. Fascinated by all the theories. Half sound crazy but who knows????

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  2. Wouldn't it be wonderful if Heaven was a real physical place? Yes two great bands to see. I last saw Kansas in Warsaw in 2014 and they have some new members now. My wife is made on Mr De Burgh. I like a lot of his early stuff like Crusader and Spanish Train albums.

    Never read Von Daniken. Must get the book. I hope Jesus does come back soon. Thanks!

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  3. Hey Dave, imagine if it was a spaceship and they came to see if we were ready to communicate, then when they found we were still quite primitive, they left to return later... Something to ponder. as it says in the film contact

    Young Ellie: Dad, do you think there's people on other planets?

    Ted Arroway: I don't know, Sparks. But I guess I'd say if it is just us... seems like an awful waste of space.

    Merry Christmas Dave and family. Wishing you a fabulous 2017!

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    1. Merry Christmas Sol and I hope 2017 is a great year for you and your family. It would be amazing if it was a spaceship.

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  4. "It is not just that we live longer than other mammals. Measured in heartbeats, we live four times as long. Why?" - Isaac Asimov

    Why indeed? This poses the question: Are we genetically modified?

    What if they came, they saw and they modified. If so they'd have some means to monitor their experiment. Its progress or otherwise. Perhaps even tinker with a few specimens now and again.

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    1. More from Asimov. "Some estimates have placed the birth of Jesus as early as 17 B.C."

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    2. Fascinating Gwil. There's got to be more life forms on other planets (Heavens) than just on Earth. Have a great Christmas.

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    3. Have a cracker yourself!

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  5. My mother was into this and read Was God an Astronaut. She also read other books on the subject and kept them hidden in a cupboard; she was quite into it.

    Looks like you will be attending a couple of interesting festivals next year. Good luck with getting tickets. I hope you are enjoying Christmas.

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  6. Your mother must have been fascinating Rachel. There is an Irish rock band called God Is An Astronaut.

    Definetly Chris De Burgh in Killarney and weighing up where to see Kansas again in England or Sweden or Germany.

    Looking forward to watching some football tomorrow on the television. Been watching Carry On films this afternoon. Great tv nostalgia. Happy Christmas Rachel.

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  7. Yes, Peace on Earth.

    Would be a wonderful situation.

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  8. Hi Cumbrian, Lets hope 2017 is a wonderful situation and peace prevails everywhere.

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