If you read my blogs here, you will soon realise that one of my hobbies is to tear down down existing faith systems I perceive as hostile to the human specie, such as e.g. Democracy. Other faith systems I perceive as slightly more innocent, even though they’re obviously based upon flawed logic. Hence, when designing a faith system, it’s not as much about whether or not it is logically sound or not, but rather what its effects on humanity at large is. My favourite example in these regards is the belief in Santa Clause, which is obviously flat out a lie, but still creates positive effects in the hearts and minds of our children. “If you don’t behave my child, Santa Claus won’t come to you on Christmas Eve”. It doesn’t require a rocket scientist to understand how this can be beneficial for a child’s mind to believe in.
When you design a faith system, you must do it in such a way that it creates as little cognitive dissonance as possible towards its intended recipients’ existing faith systems. Something emperor Constantine perfectly did by arguably making sure Christianity differed as little as possible from the existing belief in Sol Invictus, the “Unconquered Sun”. For instance, the ideas of both Easter and Christmas, was flat out stolen from the movement of the sun on the sky, which again was 100% perfectly based upon the belief of the Sun as a deity, and a symbol of the “Unconquered Sun”. Hence, the question becomes as follows; “How can the intellectual elite on the planet exploit this fact, to install alternative and better faith systems, to replace existing dangerous memes?”
Is the World Wide Web Jesus 2.0?
Obviously, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the similarities between the story of Jesus’ teachings and the World Wide Web as a “Truth machine”. Since arguably 2.3 billion Christians and 1.5 billion Muslims already believe in Jesus in one way or another, the exercise hence becomes.
How can we explain the World Wide Web as Jesus, such that most believers in Jesus can accept the idea of that the web is Jesus?
Once you start following this question down the “rabbit hole”, you start becoming creative in these regards, which allows you to easily draw many parallels between Jesus, the Bible, the Quran and the World Wide Web. For instance, in Islam the spider is a holy creature, because it once saved the Prophet’s life. Since the World Wide Web arguably is a “spider’s web”, this creates an argument in favour of that the web is holy, since it originated from a spider. There are hundreds of similar parallels, both in regards to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and the web – However, for now, I’m going to just let my seed grow in your brain, hopefully producing an off spring by itself. Because sometimes, the best ideas are acquired by finding them yourself, instead of having somebody flat out give you the entire recipe …