Does simulation theory legitimize religion?

Enjoying Panama City, Panama in 2013


In my teenage years as a devoted Christian, I began reading entertaining Chick tracts, these are proselytizing mini-comic booklets that convey a little story in cartoons and end with a call to action to accept Christ. I ordered I think 750 of these things and physically spammed my high school and neighborhood with them…

The classic Chick tract
Chick tracts staying culturally relevant
The rich man…
You get the idea…
From The Attack

In my 20’s I still identified with the religion but I edged further and further away from practicing it.

As I explain in my book review of Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion I once found myself in a lucid dream and I asked one of the characters (my subconscious?) in the dream if I had legitimate intellectual reasons for leaving my religion or if I was just justifying my secular, hedonistic lifestyle with pseudo-intellectualism. The character in my dream responded that I was indeed just justifying.

Undeniable Phenomena

There’s a big difference between theory and phenomena.

  • Theory is an unseen cause and effect relationship that explains why something is happening; gravitation, evolution of the species, the mitochondrial theory of aging, etc
  • Near-death experiences
  • Astral projection and remote viewing
  • The Mandela Effect
  • Ghosts and paranormal phenomena
  • Cryptozoology

And there’s certainly more than one such incidence of metaphysical phenomena…

There’s this undeniable phenomenon of UFOs yet the theory of UFOs as extraterrestrial aliens is totally illogical and nonsensical.

Interstellar space travel would require an extreme level of technological prowess. They would be vastly more advanced than us. Aliens capable of interstellar space travel would be capable of totally masking themselves from our perception.

The Simulation Theory

  • And how the concept of the 5-dimensional holographic universe is consistent with the simulation theory.

Pragmatic Faith

  • It provides a moral system that guides us into being functional, productive members of society.
  • It gives a wonderful hope for something better after this life ends.
  • The evangelical faith I used to practice was an especially potent gateway to transcendent flow states.

Ergo, I’m willing to revisit my old faith and can finally shrug off the nihilistic burden of atheism.

Originally published on I’m not a doctor, medical professional, or trained therapist. I’m a researcher and pragmatic biohacking practitioner exercising free speech to share evidence as I find it. I make no claims. Please practice skepticism and rational critical thinking. You should consult a professional about any serious decisions that you might make about your health. Affiliate links in this article support Limitless Mindset — spend over $100 and you’ll be eligible to join the Limitless Mindset Secret Society.




Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸

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Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸

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