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"It's a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense." -- James Randi

Volume 7 Issue 5 May 1999

Graying Mantis

by Martin S. Kottmeyer

AN03333_.WMF (14076 bytes)What, I wonder, is the desired reaction of an author who asks a question like, "Was Jehovah perhaps a praying mantis being?" The ufologist asking this question is one Joe Lewels and to all appearances he is not kidding. He frames his question in a context of mysteries about why God would not reveal his countenance to his chosen ones like Moses. Answer yes and the Israelites would have been horrified. He points out that a sect called the Mandaeans believed that the physical world was created and ruled over by a Lord of Darkness variously known as Snake, Dragon, Monster, and Giant.MoreMore


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