It is our greatest act of faith to believe even as all our beliefs are upended, our truth torn up, eradicated, a new world, with its new facts and new realities impenetrable, like a rock, and we each just a splunk of water.
But the trillions of splunks, drip drip drip drip, reshape and color that rock, not seen by us, maybe, but made real nonetheless.
For whom? Only those that follow? Is that our purpose?
A former chaplain to the Queen says that Christians who do not believe in (the) (R)esurrection aren’t really Christians.
Which is nonsense.
Because how can anyone — in 2017 — not believe in resurrection?
We are nearing making this inviolable fact — resurrection of living, thinking mammals, such as the previously extinct woolly mammoth. Only a matter of time. All before us could only believe, but we now know.
How can anyone who believes in God, then, not believe in resurrection? When we mere humans are set to make it happen? It would require a denial of reality.
Which, to be fair, is no big task. Reality is fungible. Always has been.
Just more so than we ever previously imagined.
The Mandela Effect.
When internal and external realities collide — that is, something you are convinced did happen or did not happen, but all the world, Google included, emphatically state you are wrong. Using proof!
The Mandela Effect is the term given by the internet for a strange phenomenon that relates to instances in which many of us are certain we remember something a particular way, but it turns out we’re incorrect.
Why Mandela? The phenomenon gets it’s name due to a strange occurrence that happened in the 80’s where people were certain they remembered Nelson Mandela dying while he was in prison and even claimed they remember seeing news of his funeral on TV.
The more data and moments are captured, stored onto servers, accessible by all, including all our words, sounds, sights, deeds, the more we learn the frailty of our memories, how our brain paints in broad strokes, rarely dot dot dots by the numbers.
But when you are right and the world is wrong?
If you trust your memory and are certain things aren’t as they should be then it could point to something a bit more incredible, it could mean you’ve jumped to and are now living in a parallel universe.
Almost certainly no, you haven’t fallen into or out of another, parallel universe, nor have bits of that universe’s reality somehow dripped into ours, altering this version’s reality, unbeknownst to everyone excepting maybe you and a few others. Almost certainly not, probably the odds are well less than 0.0000000001%, but if infinity, so understood, is true, and there are an infinity of other universes, then that less than minuscule number adds up to infinite odds it’s real.
Nothing is how it was or how it’s supposed to be.
Did we all portal into varying alternate realities? All at once?
Enoch was the son of Jared, father of Methuselah, the longest lived of all humans, and great-grandfather of Noah. But at just 365 years old, according to Genesis, Enoch “walked with God: and he was no more; for God took him.”
Did someone see Enoch peel through to another universe? Is that what the Bible is telling us?
In the Book of Enoch, not an official part of the Bible, “Enoch was taken up to Heaven and was appointed guardian of all the celestial treasures, chief of the archangels, and the immediate attendant on God’s throne. He was subsequently taught all secrets and mysteries and, with all the angels at his back, fulfils of his own accord whatever comes out of the mouth of God.”
Imagine this. Imagine parallel universes are actual. Almost never, but not technically never, bits and people cut through to the other side.
Is this what happened to Enoch?
Those religions, including Christianity, which list individuals that went to “heaven” before death, is that what happened to them? Transported to a parallel universe?
I have an alternative theory.
Aliens are hacking our consciousness.
I know. Still, it’s hardly any more fantastical than quantum mechanics and parallel universes and infinities. More so, it seems.
NASA scientists glean valuable data about powerful space explosions and the energy of black holes from their Swift and Fermi satellites. The projects were supposed to last a few years. Instead, they’ve survived for more than a decade.
That’s great for researchers but a challenge for Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz because of the projects’ aging computer operating systems. As the space agency’s chief information security officer, she has to secure the data sent to and from planet Earth against cyberattacks.
“It’s a matter of time before someone hacks into something in space.”
We are a few years away — if it’s not already occurred — from hacking systems and devices which float above the sky, which reveal the state of the planet, connect millions, show us our Earth.
Imagine what advanced alien life, their technological and physical and mental development no greater than ours — but with, say, a 1.36 billion years head start — could achieve.
Posit: We are real but living false — false because aliens have hacked our reality.
Only, some slip through.
Is that why we have the Bible?
One of the aliens, not wanting to be caught violating their alien laws, left us the Bible, it offering tales of godly powers and magic which we would eventually come to understand — because over time we mere humans would achieve them on our own.
Where is it leading us?
What remains to be unmasked?
I sometimes imagine myself in a slightly alternate world. I am famous, a hero, a celebrity, all that I can be. I am being interviewed — some popular television talk show.
And I kill.
They worship me.
Now the odd part. I’m me, but the host, the other guests, the crew, the audience are all Japanese. They are shocked and delighted by everything I say and do.
It could happen. Maybe elsewhere already has.
Humans are purpose-built to alter reality. Use that.