Curiously enough, this piece originally saw me writing it from the vantage point of being used as evidence in some of our existing beliefs that hinted at a simulated form of existence. That particular aspect to this post still stands, but at the same time it also serves as the most idealized means of conveying certain matters nearer to the introduction of the simulated reality as an idea: For discussing the fundamental nature of our divine Creator, as relates to those simulated set of ideas presented with this work.
As proves true regarding most things? Then we would only expect to find at least some evidence or “hints/clues” supporting the notion – that is, either tangible or intangible proof outside of solely itself. Should a simulation truly be the case for our reality/existence, this would mean either scientifically -in nature, within parts of that Creation, itself- or religiously -coming directly (or indirectly) from the Creator, passed down to mankind long ago.
For the latter, they’d be selective aspects locked away deep inside various ancient divine scriptures and tenets, subsequently buried over after so many centuries of their being viewed in only a certain way. All the same, they might be reexamined today and readily interpreted to provide us with certain clues as to the true nature of reality; such things as would only be conceivable given the benefit of more knowledge/better understanding that’s been acquired in modernity.
Today what we’ll be turning to involves one of the most fundamental of concepts surrounding Christianity; drawn as it is from those sacred works widely accepted as originating from the Higher Power who was singularly responsible for our creation.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, we find that even in religious ideas handed down to man still in our relatively juvenile days there exist particularly glaring hints of some of the ideas I’d present: The potential technological nature of our reality.
Well, this appears to be precisely what we end up discovering should we look hard enough (and from a certain mindset/perspective)! No less, it is actually most apparent in something that is especially central to one of the (if not the) most important of Earthly religions: None other than the critical idea of a Trinity found with Christianity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Now you surely must wonder how it is that I’d possibly connect concepts seemingly so at odds with one another… and yet it’s actually something all too easily accomplished! For let us again put our hypothetical simulated reality in our minds for a moment – if anything, would it not be something likely run on a computer, however impossible and inconceivable to our world today such technologies would assuredly be? Furthermore, run on “hardware” that’s all overseen, operated and maintained by some simulating “software” or “program”?
Would that same software, along with the computer hardware that runs it, not all have been built by still another entity, one both conscious and intelligent? For a simulation program to come into being and exist, it must first be created by another being of some sort – with this truly being our Higher Power.
Finally, with Christ, divine emissaries, prophets and more, is that not proof positive of that Higher Power speaking to us, but only on our level of existence (rather than in God’s own; or some third, alternative “halfway compromise” between two separate realities)?
What’s more, however, is with the idea of the Holy Spirit: Based on what we can be said to know of that aspect, we should expect that to be the entity who would oversee and maintain things on our “side” of reality/existence. As, however crudely stated, the “simulation software” itself, it also would serve as the tapestry upon which we are each invisibly woven upon and all connected together by.
Indeed, they would even be the only likely respondent to any “prayers” we make – especially seeing as how that Higher Power “Father” exists on another plane all but entirely separate from our own, one to whom millennia as experienced by us could just as easily be only but the most fleeting of hours in their eyes. This also goes one extra step further, potentially offering an explanation as to how our thoughts could possibly be “read,” owing to the fact that we only exist as a part of that same entity – seeing as how it’s actually something we are all composed out of and surrounded by, coarsing through us on every level; viewed much like the ones and zeroes that are a part of binary based computing, yet even deeper than that still!
Then it is the third portion that truly speaks to the validity of any simulated theory – essentially displaying the sheer impossibility for that Creating Higher Power to exist in our mortal realm without assuming a human form: A quite literal avatar, in order to interact and move about in our own world.
The reason this so strongly validates the idea of something at least like a simulation is quite simple: That sheer incapability to exist in this universe for an otherwise omnipotent being very much tells us a great deal. Indeed, go back throughout every trace of Christian or Jewish histories: Never once is there an example where God Himself appears and interacts in His Own physical form on our world.
Imagine, for such an omnipotent being, circumstances wherein their movements in this world couldn’t happen by their merely just “popping” into their very own Creation. Then, if you were to desire interacting with a simulation of ours (or, more easily conceivable still to those of us today, a futuristic video game) – do we expect that we could just physically go in at will, in our very own bodies? Of course not!
We could upload our consciousness, creating an avatar to move about; we could also create some “script” to run inside of it in our stead, essentially making some physical figure to express our desires and do what we’d have done. But they would never -and *could* never- wholly be us, just as we are in our own bodies, walking about in some digital world.
The concept of Trinity has oftentimes frustrated and caused many a lengthy discussion over the centuries as to its nature, purpose and meaning. This is because to all who came before us, the notion proved utterly foreign to those mere mortal minds of ours; it truly didn’t seem to make sense or conform with what humanity understood at the time. I mean really – One God… with *three* separate forms?! A monotheistic deity, yet possessing three different embodiments? ‘Tis all but entirely inconceivable!
Ahh, but not so much when it’s instead viewed in light of our current knowledge (and with these ideas in particular), whereby it at least might start making considerable sense! There’s the true Creator, a Higher Power responsible for our very being, yet existing in full on some higher “layer” of existence; then the “simulation” itself, representing all our existence and binding us together one and all, being the very canvas that we exist on and the building blocks we were made up of, who further handles the oversight and day-to-day affairs of our entire reality; and lastly the bridge linking the two together, where that Creator Power can interact with their own Creation as they would have done.
Three different “forms,” however only but a single Power truly being responsible for it all and in complete control of all those distinct conceivable aspects to it. The “Holy Spirit” (basically the simulation itself) was created by none save for that “Father” Higher Power, who retains total control at all times. The “Son” (Their divine avatar/emissary), being either the Higher Power acting directly or their desires and whims for us given physical form in our world. All three serve but a lone entity/being/force, with each one being some form or representation of that singular divinity, Itself.
So we can very much start to find portions of evidence inside religious works that themselves are some several thousand years ancient in age; examples which very much fit within these kinds of ideas I’d offer, things having cropped up and been conceivable as such only in the last decade or two, at best.
Now while this particular connection might be said to greatly aid the prospect of taking a simulated kind of existence seriously (by tying it in with existing theological concepts), the opposite equally holds true: That all those modern deniers of religious thought -folks who might declare such works to have been the result of man, and nothing else- might in fact need to take a second look at their assorted ideas.
Although those religious works were presented to an unrecognizable human civilization; intended for folks with decidedly archaic understandings about their world…? We discover portions that only really begin making sense many millennia onward; neatly fitting beneath certain developments that were utterly inconceivable until only the past couple decades of time.
Attempting to apply all that modern understanding in something of a reevaluation of some of those ideas -from a modern perspective, first and foremost-, when we witness such an “alignment” of widely separated ages…? We can, just the same, start to discover things whereupon those systems of belief indeed aren’t antiquated falsehoods to be casually dismissed, but in fact came from a very genuine, quite real (literal, even) Higher Power.
For an example involving some of the more ‘detailed specifics’ here, with the Christian Trinity? As far as the New Testament goes, multiple different gospels specifically detail how Jesus Christ was, “Conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born to Mary.”
This particular offering only further emphasizes the correlation existing with the Holy Spirit and our own ideas presented herein. Once again, if one were to perceive the former as being much the same as the overall foundations/operator for our entire reality in simulated form, it all actually starts to make perfect sense.
If the idea of the “Father” is that actual Higher Power that’s responsible for our very Creation, an entity existing quite literally on a higher plane, and the all of our own existence itself is a part of that Holy Spirit/”simulating intelligence” process, then the only way for the former to interact with us, here on our “level”, would be to come through that same Holy Spirit – being the simulation, itself. Normally, in other words, during the proverbial day-to-day of things the “Father aspect” (the sentient divine entity responsible for the Making of all things) would not be directly involved in our world… interacting with us personally only when we ourselves leave that world in death, so having our consciousness be joined with that divinity wherever it exists as an actual being.
It would be necessary for that divine being to essentially become a part of their own creation, and thusly “being conceived” of this very plane of existence to assume an “avatar” with which they might directly interact with us and our world. In other words, take the Biblical quotes of a conception as basically some kind of conversion for mind and consciousness – shifting from one layer of reality to another, one which is “real” and “analog,” the other their own Creation and existing almost quite literally in a digital form.
Truly, prior attempts to make sense of the nature of the Trinity must’ve proven nearly impossible as something that was just utterly inconceivable; why, for example, God could not merely corporealize Itself and “shuffle on down from the clouds above” to speak with us in person… in the (divine) flesh. It seems to only become somewhat rational if one works off the basis of having multiple different planes to existence, yet even there the idea of an omnipotent deity who proves somehow incapable of directly interacting with Its own creation is, on the surface, decidedly most illogical.
Ahh, but should we then start to factor in our much more recent stores of knowledge, understanding or, far and away the most important thing of all, with modern technology…? Once more, however crudely idealized the prospect might be, seeking to envision it much the same as with ourselves and a purely virtual construct crudely similar to something we even might create today? The pieces really do seem to begin falling into place all on their own from there (or at least they certainly do in my eyes, and to my mind) – something I can only hope might also hold true for others besides myself.
Really, little else on this particular subject can be written beyond this point. All further attempts on my part aimed at convincing someone any more than I’ve already done, or trying to somehow present this argument in still different ways… it wouldn’t just prove itself futile, I feel it’d actually be completely counterproductive. With this, it’s either going to be something that makes perfect sense to someone, or else it won’t; something they’re able to find themselves open to considering, or not.