- Perhaps Revelation at Sinai was really aliens
- Moshe Ben-Chaim
- Dear Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim,
- I met my friend one day and we started to talk about G-d. He wanted
to know my opinion on His existence. So I explained, that my
conviction is based upon the Revelation on Sinaj. After I told him my
arguments, he claimed: "What if it wasnīt G-d who revealed, but
only the extraterestrial existence (UFO) on the higher level than we
are? What if they produced that great voice and the other
effects?" I asked him, how could he support his claim and he
replied, how can I prove, that it was G-d and no one else. I really
didnīt know, what to tell him...
- How can I disprove his fantastic claim?
What arguments should I use?
- The first thing to note is that this person certainly does not use
the alien argument in other areas of his life where he is not certain
about something. This shows that he is not really interested in
accepting this fact of revelation at Sinai. He is merely trying to
remove responsibility for following the Torah, so he suggests crazy
impossibilities that he himself does not employ in his regular life.
- Secondly, supposing aliens created the event at Sinai, why would
aliens write in the Torah to "follow G-d", and not
"follow the aliens" themselves? This is truly a hole in
- Thirdly, what is gained by suggesting that aliens orchestrated the
event? Is this so we do not have to believe in G-d? If so, how were
the aliens created? Would he not admit that everything has a cause?
Even aliens? Additionally, why would the aliens not show themselves if
they desired to be followed? The account at Sinai does not mention
aliens. Again, why is it that all present at Sinai believed it was G-d
who created the event, and not aliens? Wouldn't at least one person
there out of 2 million suggest this if this was a possibility?
- If aliens created the Sinai event, then let's go with this and
suggest that they also split the sea, killed the egyptians, spoke to
Abraham, and every other instance where we normally say it was G-d.
Yet we find no mention of aliens. All phenomena are attributed to G-d,
Creator of heaven and earth. What is the motive of such aliens to do
- The truth is that the event was orchestrated in a specific manner,
so as to remove such questions.
G-d created a voice which emanated from the fire. This is repeated
about 8 times in Deuteronomy.
And for good reason. This specific miracle removes any doubt that a
biological being was speaking. For if it were biological, the fire
would consume it. This is precisely why G-d employed 'fire' and a
'voice'. To teach that the Source of this event is not biological in
any fashion. The One who created the event at Sinai is able to control
the elements, something a created being cannot do, as a created being
follows the laws of the elements, and by definition, cannot create
- One must come back finally to a Being which has no need for
creation, and is the Sole Cause for all created existences. It is not
logical to state that everything had a cause all the way back in time,
and there was no First cause. This makes no sense, for if time is
infinite backwards, you cannot reach the present.
- Moshe Ben-Chaim