As I continue working on my All About History article this week, I am cutting back a bit on the blog. I’ve finished the article proper, but the magazine needs me to research three sidebars, including technical annotations of Nazi weaponry, and provide nearly two dozen high-resolution photographs. It’s a bit of a challenge just finding the time to scroll through the photo libraries for the right images.
Anyway, today I will share with you Nephilim theorist L. A. Marzulli’s most recent edition of Acceleration Radio in which he discusses his belief that UFOs are not space alien craft but rather the work of “interdimensional beings that have the ability to shape-shift.” These beings are related in some nebulous way to the Watchers and the Nephilim.
In the first half of the show, Marzulli interviews a Christian named Robert Miles who claims to have witnessed a V-shaped UFO “morph” into a snake-shaped one. The men assume that lights in the sky must be supernatural, though Marzulli admits that his own idea that UFOs are shape-shifting Nephilim has no basis in observed reality, since this account was, by his own admission, the first he had ever heard of someone actually seeing a flying Nephilim change shape.
In the second half of the show, Marzulli interviews a Christian author named Ryan Pitterson who said that he was inspired by Marzulli’s Nephilim research to explore the Genesis 6 story and how it serves as the keystone and focal point for all of human history. Pitterson is the author of Judgment of the Nephilim, a book about—what else?—Nephilim that Pitterson said he wrote because the all-important Genesis 6 paragraph about fallen angels breeding giants isn’t emphasized enough in today’s churches. He follows an unusual, and perhaps heretical, version of Christianity that interprets the narrative of Genesis as establishing two competing gene pools, the human one born of Eve and the Satanic one of the Nephilim. He argues, as many Nephilim theorists do, that the Nephilim are trying to “corrupt” the human genome through hot, hot demon sex. In his view, therefore, an entire group of people are not actually human but are really Nephilim and should be eliminated.
“This is a real biblical doctrine,” Pitterson said. He told Marzulli that he wants the churches to “know that this is real doctrine” and not some sort of … oh, let’s say justification for genocide. Marzulli objects, of course, and he brings up the issue of genocide but claims that when the Israelites committed genocide, they did so because the men they killed were non-human Nephilim. The Flood, Pitterson said, “was an act of love” because all the other people were non-human Nephilim and God needed to preserve the pure “genetic” code of Noah. Both men agree that the Old Testament, with its violence and tribalism and the seeming cruelty of Yahweh can be justified to modern sensibilities and harmonized with the more loving view of Christ if we assume that most people are actually non-human Nephilim.
As I imagine you can see, in their effort to explain the Nephilim they accidentally reveal the underlying motives behind their claims: They need to save the loving modern form of God from a literal reading of God’s Word, and they want to be able to pick and choose which people count as true humans, and which (here’s looking at you, Muslims!) are the corrupted evil demon spawn who deserve death and damnation.
One of the weird things about this Nephilim business is that Pitterson and Marzulli either envision the Nephilim as all male, or simply don’t care about female Nephilim. Therefore, there is a strange layer of patriarchal concern about the purity of women’s bodies and the need to control women’s sexuality underlying many of these discussions. I don’t really want to compare this to the “incel” community, with its jealous hatred of handsome men, whom so-called “involuntary celibates” accuse of taking all the women, but it’s a little disturbing that Nephilim theorists think that model-handsome Nephilim are able to easily seduce women into out-of-wedlock demonic pregnancies while normal Christian men struggle to keep women married and pregnant. In both cases, there is sort of an underlying discomfort with the fact that modern society, in empowering women, has increased the value of men’s looks, which traditionally had taken a back seat to a man’s earning power.
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