“What Alien Invaders Eat For Breakfast!”

So…Alien Invaders have a strange appetite and a strange sense of humor to go with it! I’ve scrapped everything here (work produced since January 2017) and have started the biggest REBOOT of my entire life as a graphic artist! So bookmark this and visit again soon. (It’s not a scrap like “delete” or “trash,” just in my mind because I want to clear out my brain and do something new.)

Remember, I didn’t promise “cute and cuddly”…just trying to present an old and familiar message in a new and different way.

And I guess that really is the main point. While I started this adventure on WordPress to better understand my Christian faith, I’m feeling a need to get down to the absolute basic essentials.

So think about it. What if there really were Alien Invaders! Yikes! They are destroying everything! People are scattered, huddled together in odd places wherever they can find shelter like underground caves, sewers, wherever. There is no more internet. There are no more books. There is no more Bible, only what you can remember. What if you had only what is in your mind and heart to pass along to others? And even then, you can’t write anything down because there is no paper and no pencils or pens.

How do you share an absolutely essential message with only the absolute essential materials from nature like sticks and rocks? Hmm…

Just to be sure you know…I’m not saying at all that there have ever been, are now, or will ever be Alien Invaders! This is just a “What if…?” I’m also not sure about how cataclysmic the future will be, so the rapture and horrors for those left behind is not where I’m headed here.

So Alien Invaders are shown here just as a reflection of my own sense of urgency and to help me focus on the essentials and how to communicate them graphically.

20 thoughts on ““What Alien Invaders Eat For Breakfast!”

  1. As I have been reading these last few weeks, your aliens don’t sound much different than the Babylonian armies invasion of Judah and the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple as recorded in Jeremiah and Lamentations.

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    1. That’s a really interesting comparison. You know, if that comparison had been made to me as a teenager in Sunday School, I would have probably paid better attention! But it’s not to late to re-read and re-imagine! Thanks!

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  2. How do you share the gospel without pen, ink and books? First show love to everyone. Be helpful. Let God’s courage fill you, so when you show no fear of the aliens or the future, the people will ask you why you aren’t afraid.

    Tell them before the aliens came and destroyed all books, there was a book called the Bible. Then explain all the stories you remember. Like Jesus used nature to explain the kingdom of God, you can do that too.

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  3. Here’s my guess:
    “I live in a new world. When the alien invaders came to destroy what was, my people sought refuge in the caves. Life is simple – we try to stay towards the entrances, but we’re always ready to run into the safety of the darkness below where light cannot betray our location. The old-timers often tell me how things used to be. How church used to be above ground and everyone had a special book through which God spoke to them. When copies of the book became scarce, people tried to memorize the text, but memories are finite and now nobody is certain of what God truly said and what isn’t genuine. I think that the truth is like the wind in the caves – it is like the breath in our bodies. You take it in and it is good, you let it out and it is good. Jesus breathed life into an ancient people by sharing with them a love that defies boundaries, he showed them it was good to let go of things they thought were so but aren’t. Perhaps that’s the message we need now – to make peace with the alien invaders we need to breathe in love and to breathe out our fear of them.”

    Just as we tend to spiritualize anything and everything, so too would they. Perhaps a whole new religion would form around their existence as God’s messengers to us, or God’s judgement against us. People would use metaphors that they could grasp – just as Jesus did by referring to farms, trees, fish, etc. The main thing would be transmit that Jesus was all about loving God and loving others, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, turn the other cheek – etc. They’d probably use these as shorthand for teachings even if they had long forgotten just what they meant.

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    1. Jamie, I really like your perspective on this, and particularly the need to “breathe in love and breathe out fear.” It sounds as if you are suggesting a synthesis or regeneration of faith with the core truths being the same (“The main thing would be transmit that Jesus was all about loving God and loving others, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you”) but with new metaphors based on how the world had changed. Quite intriguing! Thanks for sharing your ideas! (Could make a great science fiction movie!)

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      1. I’ve watched a lot sci-fi shows, so I’d like to think that I have a good sense of the pulse of the genre. One of my favorite series is Stargate SG-1, where the alien invaders are missionaries trying to spread their religion to our galaxy … it doesn’t go well. But there’s a lot of great themes that get explored on the topic of religion in the process; particularly in the last two seasons.

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      2. We cut the cable, too – we only get Comet TV at night – and only sort-of – when the sun doesn’t interfere with it’s very weak signal. But we have the whole show on DVD so we can watch it anytime.

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      3. It’s the only channel I know of that has reruns of Mystery Science Theater 3000. I’m a huge fan of MST3K from way back when the show was new, not in reruns! If you’ve never seen it, I recommend giving it a try, though it’s probably not for everybody. (The worst movies ever with some of the best jokes ever, in my opinion!)

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      4. I’m familiar with the show – I think it was on the sci-fi channel, right? Now it’s on Netflix – along wth MST3K: The Return – a sequel. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it though.

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