Tuesday, September 6, 2016

We Actually Are Living in a Computer Program

I get a big kick out of the atheists who sometimes attack me via email and Twitter.  They attack me because I dare to believe that a higher power (God) created life as we know it.  They attack me because one must have a certain amount of faith to believe this...and they think faith is for the simple minded.

Of course the atheist has even more faith...because he believes that NOBODY and NOTHING created EVERYTHING....even though he has no proof and not even any evidence.  When you point out this fact out to the atheist that he has lots of faith in his Mother Earth RELIGION....they usually revert to hurling swear words...which is a sure sign that you have touched a nerve.

We posted on this topic a few months ago, but it is in the news again today.  Some scientists have been looking at all the evidence around them, including the newly discovered QUANTUM PHYSICS, and have come to the conclusion that our entire human experience is really just a computer simulation and that it isn't real.  In other words we are all characters in a video game...set on stage to play our part....until we are removed from the game.

Are you real? What about me?

These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best guesses about how the world is seem to leave the question hanging over science too.

Several physicists, cosmologists and technologists are now happy to entertain the idea that we are all living inside a gigantic computer simulation, experiencing a Matrix-style virtual world that we mistakenly think is real.

Our instincts rebel, of course. It all feels too real to be a simulation. The weight of the cup in my hand, the rich aroma of the coffee it contains, the sounds all around me – how can such richness of experience be faked?

But then consider the extraordinary progress in computer and information technologies over the past few decades. Computers have given us games of uncanny realism – with autonomous characters responding to our choices – as well as virtual-reality simulators of tremendous persuasive power.
It is enough to make you paranoid.

The Matrix formulated the narrative with unprecedented clarity. In that story, humans are locked by a malignant power into a virtual world that they accept unquestioningly as "real". But the science-fiction nightmare of being trapped in a universe manufactured within our minds can be traced back further, for instance to David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1983) and Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985).
Over all these dystopian visions, there loom two questions. How would we know? And would it matter anyway?

The idea that we live in a simulation has some high-profile advocates.

In June 2016, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk asserted that the odds are "a billion to one" against us living in "base reality".

Similarly, Google's machine-intelligence guru Ray Kurzweil has suggested that "maybe our whole universe is a science experiment of some junior high-school student in another universe".

What's more, some physicists are willing to entertain the possibility. In April 2016, several of them debated the issue at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, US.

None of these people are proposing that we are physical beings held in some gloopy vat and wired up to believe in the world around us, as in The Matrix.

Instead, there are at least two other ways that the Universe around us might not be the real one.

Cosmologist Alan Guth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US has suggested that our entire Universe might be real yet still a kind of lab experiment. The idea is that our Universe was created by some super-intelligence, much as biologists breed colonies of micro-organisms.

So here is the crazy thing friends....the Bible has basically told us this all along!  

Think about it!!

Paul told us that what we can SEE isn't real....but that only the UNSEEN things are real.

2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

James 4:14
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

The Bible also tells us over and over that the angels are doing battle all around us but we can't see them.  Elijah saw them for a little while as he prayed to allow his servant to see the angels in chariots that were protecting them.

If we are but a mist and we fade away after a few years but our SOULS head into eternity where the angels dwell.....then where the angels dwell and where Jesus is are the only REAL places....and this existence is simply a video game made up of electronic impulses.

Of course the short life we are given has eternal consequences for WHERE we will spend eternity...which is reality.

If more of us really understood this reality....don't you think we would be more focused on eternal things rather than earthly things that aren't really real?


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