Heaven’s just a sin away…
Is heaven just a sim away?
Might heaven —
Stop! There is no heaven. No God. Myths. Tales the fearful and ignorant believe. It’s no wonder politicians, hucksters and corporations take advantage of such people, gullible, trusting, not terribly bright.
Despite the certainty with which they herald their statements, atheists are on the wrong side of history.
There is a God. There is a heaven.
I think we will know soon. Really.
It gets better.
Science is on the side of the true believer.
The smarter we get, the more powerful we become, the closer we are to replacing faith with blessed enlightenment. We will factually know God. Sure, we’ll take a circuitous path, but we’ll get there. We’ll couch the frightening awesomeness of the ultimate truth in terms and concepts we are prepared to entertain. Eventually, however, the knowledge will become inescapable. For example, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is one of many super-bright people convinced we are part of some (computerized) simulation. Our life, our world, everything about us, the cosmos, all constructed by a creator.
But not God!
Philosophers, futurists, science-fiction writers, and technologists—people who share a near-religious faith in technological progress—have come to believe that the simulation argument is not just plausible, but inescapable.
A currently acceptable form of heaven and God.
We aren’t ready to believe. But, soon.
For now, we are content to accept that virgin births are science, resurrecting animals is science, using sound as weapons is science — and though the Bible explicitly stated each of these thousands of years ago, we chalk those up to fortunetelling. Ours is science. Fair enough. We’re not quite ready. We tell ourselves that our accumulated knowledge conclusively, inescapably reveals there’s no heaven above us, no hell below. We can imagine only the rational.
And yet, heaven’s just a sim away…
We are far more likely to be living inside a simulation right now than to be living outside of one.”
Physicists have begun to discover that “our universe isn’t an objective reality.”
I get it. It’s the 21st century. You can’t — yet — bring yourself to believe in (a) God, in (the) Bible, in heaven, an afterlife, this despite the fact that you are absolutely ready to believe in a God-like simulation where some future ((humans)) or aliens or — don’t say God! — unknown creator of all things, of the sky and water, the mountains and animals, plants and people, infinity, has constructed what we perceive as the universe. Some of you are even eager to believe in a (God-like) singularity, where we live forever in digital — if not exactly spiritual — form.
Are you too afraid to question your beliefs? Too happy in the mutual anonymity the best minds and biggest crowds of the 20th century created for us?
Is it too scary to imagine you’re wrong about everything? Just not ready to acknowledge that there is a God, there is a heaven, the Bible is truthful? What tales does the Bible tell, tales of miracle and wonder, Godly interference in human activity, the impossible impregnating of aging grandmothers, that have yet to be shown true?
Still not ready?
Question: Why live as you live?
There is no heaven, right?
Everything is likely nothing more than a sim, right?
Why then are you living as you are now?
Why not destroy all the rules?
Are you afraid to defy God? Defy the sim?
It’s true that you benefit from a just and fair world, humanity’s good works, common decency. But if there is no heaven, merely some virtual construct guiding us, why not defy all standard practices?
We are humans, highly social, desperately in need of the aid of others right from birth, and thus almost certainly we have evolved a compelling sense of right and wrong, our body and brain no doubt programmed to reward us in myriad ways for choosing right.
But you want to believe.
If not in God, then in the technological equivalent.
Test the possibilities!
We are alive during a time of both the destruction of everything and an everything-altering enlightenment.
Which will be your path?
Our smartest people — the very ones who insist there is no God, no heaven, no soul, that the Bible is false — actively promote the very magic and miracles of the Bible, only insist that these are man-made. The once-profound and heretical notion of nonlocality, of being in one place, the far side of the galaxy, and then, in less than a blink, faster than the speed of light, on the far other side of the galaxy, is now easily explainable using a child’s video game.
Actual God or sim god? Actual heaven or sim heaven?
I suspect we are so close in knowing.
Might as well be daring.