As usual as soon as I hear anything to do with UFOs mentioned on the TV my ears prick up and I watch with interest. Even when the people are making fun of the whole idea of UFOs.
I've noticed a change in the last few months. More and more people talk about believing in UFOs as being like a religion.
It's as if religious people who think because UFOs and E.T.s are not in their bible or other religious texts, then the people believing in them must follow another religion.
For a while I knew it reminded me of something but I just couldn't remember what. It was one of those, on the tip of my tongue moments that lasted for a few weeks.
Then suddenly I remembered while watching a comedian on an old TV show from the 70s.
In those days there was a lot of racism, sexism and homophobia in society but hardly anyone realised. It was in the papers, on the TV and on the radio all the time. (It's a lot better now a days but I'm sad to say still there.)
I remember the typical comments people made all the time about gay couples. They used to ask things like “Well who plays the woman in the relation ship?” They just couldn't understand what being gay meant. (At this point I feel the need to say I'm not gay even though I shouldn't really have to.)
So back to my point about people saying 'believing in UFOs is like a religion'. Saying that is exactly like people in the 70s misunderstanding what it meant to be gay.
Believing in UFOs is not a religion!