As I stated in my latest post (see HERE), I have started to write a new „small religious booklet“ about the truth.
There you can find chapter 1 and 2.
Here’s chapter 3:
Tools, Media, Easiness of Life, VR vs. RR
We stated, that life is sometimes a little bit tough, when we have to deal with the universe or with celestial affairs, which are not always willing to behave according to our will, but they behave according to their universal truth or eternal truth, respectively.
So a Virtual Reality (VR) is sometimes more intriguing than the Real Reality (RR), because its truth is more simple than that of the RR.
Consuming resources that I have not deserved and giving not anything back to the cycle, creeping into the VR and hiding from the world. Feeling humble and lost. Depression.
But what about actually dealing with the RR, while using some VR tools?
Wouldn’t this make my life easier, still being and feeling responsible for some part of the Real Reality, but handling via VR?
Well, this is the story of tools, it’s the story of media and the story of easiness. And the story of waste of resources, too.
An old story, the story about Prometheus, tells us about one of the most important tools – about FIRE.
Mankind was suffering from life and god Prometheus decided to steal the fire and bring it to the people.
But WHAT is a tool?
A tool is an entity that enables or eases the handling of other parts of the real reality by a user.
So, WITH the tool, the quality of life has increased for the user, but also the distance to nature has increased. Our life is easier, but a little bit more VIRTUAL. If once our tools will separate us from nature completely, then we will have reached a fully immersive experience in a virtual world.
How could we depict this fact?
What does this mean to science?
Well, not only we must trust our own bodies – their senses and skills – but now another trust must be added:
- the trust into the tool.
Either me must know exactly, how the tool works,
- so that we can compensate for the effects of the tool,
or the tool must deliver an „accurate artefact“ of the part of the universe that is under consideration,
- so that we can take the artefact for truth.
So far about science, to describe the usage of tools in science, but what about tools in religion?
Can we say each individual human person has the ability to recognize God, independent if he/she gets in contact with the church or not?
In principle it’s the same as with science.
Everybody has the ability to recognize God and to get in touch with eternal truth, but if we do it together and if we receive the sacraments on a regular basis, then it’s easier.