Just 5 days ago, I alluded to this event that took place 83 years ago today. That’s when Orson Welles did a radio broadcast based on the H.G. Wells (no relation and not even spelled the same way) book, War of the Worlds.
The War of the Worlds broadcast was a special Halloween show.
And, by many accounts, there were millions of people listening. And, as crazy as it sounds, many of them thought the reports of aliens from Mars were real.
Of course, it’s absurd to believe there could ever be a war of the worlds. But not because there are no other planets or solar systems or galaxies. But those planets, solar systems, and galaxies are not worlds.
Because, by definition, a world consists of a planetÂ AND all its countries, peoples, and natural features. And since those other planets out there in the universe don’t have countries and people, they’re not worlds.
So, don’t worry. We won’t be invaded by Mars. Despite what Hollywood and evolution fairy tale fans would have you believe.
But resistance of the fairy tale illusion requires adult minds.
Because little children are easily fooled. And grownups with the minds of little children are, too. They’re the ones Paul talked about when he said they’re,”…tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting”
And if you don’t believe there are crafty, cunning plots against being planned against you, then consider yourself one of those children. The good news is, you can grow up faster than the plots against you. But you can’t do it alone.
Gonna leave this world in a lightning flash.
Gonna leave behind all this earthly trash.
But we still got this life to live till then,
And I know youâ€™re askinâ€™ when is then…
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