All jokes aside, I do believe in vaccination. My parents were vaccinated, they had me and my brothers vaccinated and my children have been vaccinated. The only issue I have with vaccination right now is that they can now vaccinate for chicken pox, that’s not fair. The way my brothers and I had to deal with it (and my parents when they were young, etc.) was to actually suffer through it. heh. Kids will never know the joy of having your entire body itch and not being allowed to scratch it…
I have no idea what I will put on this site. I figured I’ll just post random stuff, the rambling of me, a self-proclaimed madman hehe.
"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1
… but HOW did he do it? Most Christians believe he simply created the heaven and earth in the same reality that God exists in, and maybe he did, but WHAT IF God decided to do it in a simulation instead? This is a fun thought exercise on my part. Our brains cannot fathom what God does or how God operates. His ways are not our ways. But it’s fun to try, and maybe, just maybe, we can get a fraction of a percent closer to understanding how he did it.
Also, I am shamelessly ripping off a lot of Lorenzo Barberris Canonico’s post on medium.com I’ve read several posts about “Simulation Theory” and a lot of it seems to be anti-Christianity but Lorenzo’s post truly helped me put a great “what if” into my head.
So maybe God built us and everything around us in a simulation using some tool analogous to a computer. I’m using the term “Computer” because that’s the best analogy our human brains can reference. Whatever is simulating us, and everything around us (the universe, earth, heaven, hell, etc.), is unlike any computer we’ve ever seen or thought of or even imagined before. It’s like comparing the the Z1 computer (created by German Konrad Zuse in his parents’ living room between 1936 and 1938; It is considered to be the first electromechanical binary programmable computer, and the first really functional modern computer) to Google’s Quantum Super Computer. Both are technically computers, but they’re so radically different, and that’s less than 80 years difference.
First off, let me say that no matter what I write here I want to put out there that I am a Christian, I believe in God and Jesus and following the Bible. I in no way pretend that I have all the answers or that my latest train of thought (which many others have similarly had, including Lorenzo Barberris Canonico) negates anything from the Bible. The Bible is the source of Truth for us Christians, but we are free to speculate on how God does things, as long as it doesn’t cause us to stray from the general teachings and guidelines of the Bible.
Ok so here it is…
God woke up one day, prompted by his “Angels”, futuristic neural networks that can perfectly execute any task he was to assign. By that point, God had been exploring a simulated universe with them, creating and conquering all science, yet yearning for something that always escaped him.
God realizes something had always been missing from the perfect world he and the AI Angels had created. The AI follows him and his every order because they are programmed to. In more than on way, he feels lonely because their “love” for him is artificial and not genuine. Something about it doesn’t feel “real”.
So God therefore decides to try his hand at building/programming/creating something conscious, something self aware, which he vaguely defines as “in my image”.
None of this negates what the Bible has told us so far, the angels were first, they followed his every command, but they didn’t have free will, he wanted somebody to love him of their own free will, and thus he created us humans.