If God does exist, then trying to understand life's great questions on any other terms than his is illogical.
In the last letter I addressed the question, “What is matter made of?” under the assumption that there is a God or Gods that exist who created all things. In that letter I stated that, “If God does exist, then trying to understand life’s great questions on any other terms than his is illogical”. In this letter I would like to go further into what I mean by picking up where we left off, with the analogy of the Matrix.
If God’s means of providing us with a chance to experience life is via a matrix-like world and universe, where each of us (our intelligence/our consciousness/our spirit - whatever you want to call it) gets a chance to be plugged into the program, wherein we have the opportunity to live and interact with one another and use our intelligence and free will... well, in theory, wouldn’t that be just like the earth and universe we now live in? It’s possible isn’t it? So, under this assumption, I would ask, “What would be gained if the people living inside that matrix world and universe started to explore and experiment in effort to figure out the answers to life’s great questions?” Would not such efforts only reveal information about the virtual world and universe inside the matrix program?
In the analogy of the Matrix, the virtual world and universe inside of the program does not have to be like the outside world and universe where the programmer and the people plugged into the program reside. In fact the virtual world and universe could be as different from the outside world and universe as the programmer wanted them to be. Thus, all efforts made by those individuals experiencing life inside the matrix program, to answer life’s great questions via studying that world and universe, would be utterly futile because they are looking for answers that lie in the outside world and universe.
So let’s apply the matrix analogy to us. Assuming that there is a God and that he has chosen that we gain our life experience inside a virtual creation, what comes of the day when we want to figure out the answers to life’s great questions? Well, I suppose that we would take some of the virtual elements that we find in our virtual world, and we would use them to make virtual devices such as microscopes and telescopes and particle colliders, etc., and we would utilize them to examine the virtual layers of the earth and the fossils found therein. We’d use them to peer out into the virtual universe that surrounds us. We’d use them to zoom down into the virtual atomic world that we are made of, etc., etc., etc.… but to what avail? Though we may learn libraries full of data, that data represents what - only information about our virtual world and universe. Thus, despite our best efforts, at the end of the day, we know nothing about the outside world and universe where the programmer (God) and our true selves reside.
Under this analogy, doesn’t the scripture referenced in the previous letter make more sense, “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God”.
What are we made of? Let’s finally get to the answer that comes when we make the assumption that God exists… We don’t know! But what we do know could only be what God wants us to know in accordance with whatever he created our virtual world and universe to be. Is that anything like the real world and universe where he lives? Well, only God would know.
I suppose that is enough for now. In the next letter we will move on to other topics.
Until then, take care…