Letter to the People of Earth

Dear People of the Planet Earth

As is the custom amongst you I would like to begin this letter by hoping that it finds you in good health.

Unfortunately, this is blatantly not the case and is the reason why I have been designated to inform you officially of our decision to cease all preparation of contact with you.

As a conscious species with a respectible level of intelligence, surprising for a carbon based life source, we were pleased to note that you ticked most of the boxes in your progress curve towards civilisation. Although a belligerent species, we felt that you demonstrated considerable potential especially technologically and artistically.

However, where you have totally failed is in terms of social development specifically with respect to what you call religion. I will not discuss with you in detail what you refer to as spiritual matters; quite frankly if you were smart enough to understand why then I wouldn’t have to explain. However, and this then is the crux of the matter you are unable to establish and live by a set of ethical rules that are not based on a doctrine derived from the word of a fictitious deity dictated to some enlightened individual or group of individuals. You invent some preposterous object called god, to whom you attribute a whole set of do’s and do nots of which the most stringent and enforced is not the obvious “only do unto others what you would have done unto yourself”, thus encompassing the o so necessary dont kill other people, but rather is very emphatically centred on the need to never ever question either the presumed existence of this god and most certainly never dispute its code of conduct.

Large swathes of your population adhere without question to this fantasy. We believe that this is symptomatic of a pathological mind set that you call religion and that is unfortunately now endemic to your planet. We believe that you are incapable of dealing with this and that there is a real threat of contamination.  Collectively, you are manifestly unable to progress beyond this primitive social state to create a fair and equitable society, you are unable to establish a sustainable economy, of managing your ressources and of tapping into your cerebral potential. Your adherence to a faith based society is in great part responsable for this social stagnation.

The elected leader of the most technologically advanced nation state (G. W Bush Jr) on your planet once engaged in a commercially inspired war with a major ressource producing nation; this leader admits to having been inspired by conversations he had had with his societies version of god. Even more recently some unstable individuals, even though resident and products of a laic society killed a number of people who had dared to poke fun at their version of god and justified this by claiming that their god may never ever be insulted or even represented graphically. I have neither the patience nor the will to catalogue all the instances of religious inspired stupidities that your species have and continue to perpetrate. Neither do I have an optimistic message to send you concerning your capacity to contain and cure this epidemic of religion. You cannot and you will not.

I am empowered to tell you one thing only, knowing that it will have no effect whatsoever since the enlightened few amongst you already know, and the majority afflicted by this disease will of course not want to understand. There is no god; you have only one chance to experience consciousness and this during an infinitely short period of time. You squander and waste this unique opportunity. As a species you are therefore destined to remove yourselves from the cosmos.

The ridiculously small region of space that you have occupied over a very short period of time (100 000 of your years) will be maintained as a no go zone until all risk of contamination has disappeared.

This decision is irrevocable.

You have I believe the custom of wishing your god to go with you. We are pleased to confirm that this will indeed be the case.

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