If Aliens made contact
Imagine one day, you are outside playing baseball, or mowing the lawn when all of a sudden the ground begins to shake. You look up in the sky and there is this huge spacecraft drifting among the clouds. Your initial reaction would be panic. Are we being invaded? Is this the end of the world? Assuming the aliens are not hostile, the first thing that would happen would be that governments would tell all of their citizens to stay in their homes. Militaries across the world would arm, ready to fight against a possible hostile enemy.
In my opinion, the next step would be that humans would want to bring forth one person to speak to the aliens. This would probably be a religious figure. Most likely the pope. He is a peaceful man, and it is historically proven that popes are very influential with words. Assuming they don’t abduct him, we may become friends with the aliens. There will still be idiots out there who will want to blow up the spacecraft. And if this happens, forget peace with these creatures. They would see us for the savages we are and rid us from the earth. And rightly so.
This is a possibility for what might happen in the year 2012. Any thoughts?