How to Spot a Human Posing as an Alien 1.1.1

Simon Parkes is an ex-Labour politician, married with 3 children, who claims amongst numerous other grandiose things to be the son of a race of 7 foot tall insectoid aliens.

Most  would rightly call Parkes delusional and/or a liar. How do we know that they are right? For the same reason that we know people on YouTube calling themselves the reincarnated Prophet Elijah are delusional/liars – because he can’t as it were call fire down from heaven (a metaphor for prove his superhuman status by performing extraordinary deeds).

Parkes unintentionally gives away his dark psychology away when in an interview he, firstly, gives details of an extraordinary self-history, which involves, belonging to a blue-blooded “Illuminati” family, having regular sexual encounters with aliens, and living in the Garden of Eden, and then later admits:

I’m just an ordinary person going about everyday stuff… There’s a guy who empties the wheelie bin who probably does more good on a day to day basis than I do.

The contradiction between the statement “I’m just an ordinary person.” and the numerous grandiose statements reveals that Parkes feels he lacks status, and explains the absurd lengths to which he has goes to present himself as someone extraordinary. The contemptuous reference to “the guy who empties the wheelie bin” shows that, like all narcissists and materialists, Parkes is believes falsely that the basis of worth is social status.

Like Parkes, Jesus of Nazareth made public claims that would generally be interpreted as the claims of someone suffering from delusions of grandeur and/or someone lying to promote themselves, but all accounts written in ancient times Jesus backed these claims up by performing extraordinary deeds, most notably including coming back from the dead. (And these same accounts also reveal a man who did not try and exploit his abilities for fame or for personal gain, and who shied away from publicity where possible.). If someone makes grandiose claims, as Parkes does, as delusional people and conmen do, and as Jesus of Nazareth did, we can begin to take them seriously only if they also possess extraordinary abilities. Consider the example of Isaac Newton. Newton was a retiring person who preferred anonymity, and to keep his thoughts to himself, but the following quotations from biographers show that most in the psychiatric profession would call him delusional:

The more Newton’s theological and alchemical, chronological and mythological work is examined as a whole corpus, set by the side of his science, the more apparent it becomes that in his moments of grandeur he saw himself as the last of the interpreters of God’s will in actions, living on the fulfillment of times…  In his generation, he was the vehicle of God’s eternal truth… from him nothing had been withheld… 

The scientist’s interpretation of Daniel, his decoding of the book’s cryptic language, and his discussion of theological questions, among them the Second Coming, all emanated from the sense of a special mission. This feeling grew from a belief that the “wisdom” to understand the prophecy was transmitted from God to a chosen person – himself. The sense of chosenness grew in Newton, not as a result of his study of prophecies, but following his unique achievements in natural science, which in his opinion, were conveyed to him by God alone… When Newton recognized his authority to interpret the book of Daniel he was convinced that (a) he had been chosen by God; (b) that the time for the end had arrived and the holy process begun (with the birth of Newton)… 

But the difference between Newton and Parkes is that Newton really was extraordinary. Whilst it isn’t quite true that “nothing had been withheld from him”, his level of understanding of the world was so far beyond what could be expected of a normal human being that he was within his rights to suppose himself to be a messenger of a higher intelligence. Unlike Parkes, or the latter day Elijah-pretenders, and like Jesus of Nazareth, Newton was not like the thin person looking in a mirror and seeing a hulk or the hulk looking in the mirror and seeing a thin person. He could back up his view of himself as someone extraordinary with real accomplishments. That doesn’t mean that he was, as he believed, divinely inspired, but the takeaway is that the first test by means of which it is possible to distinguish between a true and false prophet, is that true prophets can call down fire from heaven. Certain false prophets can call fire down from heaven also (Pharaoh’s magicians were able to turn staffs into snakes and to emulate Moses and Aaron to some degree), but anyone who can’t call fire down from heaven is certainly not a true prophet. Parkes can’t do anything other than talk nonsense, nor can the YouTube Elijahs, nor can any of the false prophets of our time. There are those like Benny Hinn who claim to be a healers, but I strongly doubt that anyone has ever been healed of a genuine physical condition (blindness, cancer, multiple sclerosis…) by Hinn or any of these “healers”. These  people have no power other than the power to talk about their own importance -talk that upon any examination doesn’t make sense- and to conjure illusions like a stage magician. Some unfortunately are fooled by them. No one would be fooled who applied the the test outline above. By their fruits you shall no them…