Scientists have floated the idea that humans live in a computer game controlled by aliens, and a UFO expert has suggested that would explain the multiplicity of religions on Earth.
Nick Pope, who ran the British Government’s UFO project in the 1990s, told DailyMail.com that the simulation theory would be why beliefs vary.
He explained that the intelligence behind what we call our reality may have assigned different tasks to different designers, and mistakes could have been made in the programming – causing us to have contrasting ideologies.
‘Often in cosmology, there seems to be a disconnect between theory and observation,’ said Pope.
‘In religious terms, it would be as if several different gods all had a hand in creating the universe, and all had their different styles.’
Scientists have floated the idea that humans live in a computer game controlled by aliens, and a UFO expert has suggested it would explain the multiplicity of religions
Pope is one of several UFO experts featured in the new documentary ‘God Versus Aliens,’ which examines whether life as we know and perceive it is just a simulation designed and controlled by extraterrestrials for some unknown purpose.
The film, available on Tubi TV, highlights the religious belief that a higher power created our universe but suggests the higher power could be an alien race.
‘Every aspect of human society would be deeply and profoundly affected by open contact with extraterrestrials, and nowhere would this impact be bigger than when it comes to religion,’ Pope told DailyMail.com.
‘There are so many variables that the result is difficult, if not impossible, to predict.
‘What if advanced civilizations regard religion as primitive superstition, and we find that we’re living in a predominantly atheist universe?
‘What if there’s a dominant religion in the universe that we’d regard as crazy, but aliens arrive here as zealous missionaries, intent on converting us?’
Pope also highlighted that if our reality is a simulation, was religion programmed into the game, or did it emerge spontaneously?
He also believes the theory would explain fundamental discrepancies within individual religions, like the disconnect between the Old and the New Testaments.
Nick Pope, who ran the British Government’s UFO project in the 1990s, told DailyMail.com that the simulation theory would solve why each religion believes their god created the universe
‘Christians say the Bible is the word of God, yet the Old Testament features plagues and thunderbolts and an angry, vengeful god who thinks nothing of wiping out most of his creations if they don’t worship him.
‘The New Testament is quite different and tries to focus on themes such as kindness and forgiveness.
‘How could we test this theory? If religion is simply a construct of programmers who designed our universe, then maybe one of those programmers left an “Easter egg”, in the same way that film and TV makers occasionally slip a sort of inside joke into a production.
‘Perhaps they’d insert something hilariously nonsensical into the middle of a somber holy text.’
He provided DailyMail.com with an excerpt from the Bible: ‘From there Elisha went up to Bethel.
‘As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD.
‘Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.’
‘Something as absurd as that could surely never be in the Bible. Yet, if you check the Old Testament, 2 Kings 2:23-24, there it is,’ said Pope.
Mark Christopher Lee, the director of ‘God Versus Aliens’, said in a statement that certain faiths see first contact with aliens as a sign of the anti-Christ.
‘Some Evangelical Christians believe the first contact with aliens would herald the end of the world, the apocalypse, because it goes against their belief,’ he said in the documentary.
‘The belief is based on the idea that the Bible is the only source of truth and anything that goes against it is the sign of the end times.’
Lee also said the disclosure that ‘we are not alone’ could have a colossal impact on society, though perhaps not as dramatic as ‘War Of The Worlds.’
‘This could lead to a shift in religious beliefs as people begin to question the validity of their current beliefs and consider the possibility that the universe was created by an alien race and that we are just stuck in a simulation,’ Lee said in the film.
‘Some people have suggested that this sort of stuff is already in the Vatican’s secret archives.’
One of those ‘people’ is David Grusch, a former high-ranking intelligence official, who claims to have firsthand encounters or knowledge about secret government programs involving technology that is ‘non-human.’
In June, Grusch claimed the US has run a top-secret UFO retrieval program for decades and claimed the ‘Vatican was involved’ in the first-ever UFO crash.
The decorated official also said the first recovery of a UFO was in Magenta, Italy, in 1933, and it was held by Mussolini’s Italian government until 1944 to 1945, when Pope Pius XII tipped America off about it.
‘1933 was the first recovery in Europe, in Magenta, Italy,’ Grusch told News Nation.
‘They recovered a partially intact vehicle, and the Italian government moved it to a secure airbase in Italy until around 1944 to 1945.
‘The [Vatican] Pope back-channeled that and told the Americans what the Italians had, and we ended up scooping it.’
Grusch was then asked to clarify whether the Catholic Church was aware of ‘non-human’ existence on earth, and he replied: ‘Certainly.’
Pope highlighted told DailyMai.com the issue humans may have with their religions once contact is made with aliens to the same issues arising concerning AI and sentience.
‘If it says it is, and its behavior is indistinguishable from sentience, it will essentially be unknowable,’ he told DailyMail.com.
‘Perfect mimicry of sentience is indistinguishable from actual sentience, in the same way that perfect mimicry of being a god is indistinguishable from being an actual god – if such a thing exists.’
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