Saturday, February 11, 2006


We Do Not Torture People - IV
Originally uploaded by xylonets.
"In Plato's Timaeus, God does not create the universe, as does the Christian God; He simply finds it one day. It is in a state of total chaos. God sets to work to transform the chaos into order. That idea appeals to me, and I have adapted it to fit my own intellectual needs: What if our universe started out as not quite real, a sort of illusion, as the Hindu religion teaches, and God, out of love and kindness for us, is slowly transmuting it, slowly and secretly, into something real?"

"During the Middle Ages, a curious theory arose, which I will now present to you for what it is worth. It is the theory that the Evil One -- Satan -- is the "Ape of God." That he creates spurious imitations of creation, of God's authentic creation, and then interpolates them for that authentic creation. . . . Are we to believe that we are occluded, that we are deceived, that it is not 1978 but A.D. 50... and Satan has spun a counterfeit reality to wither our faith in the return of Christ?"

-- Philip K. Dick

I think PKD has just provided a Cosmology of The Chimp. Suddenly things make a lot more sense...

Of course this would mean that Satan is just toying with us at this point. Making a Chimp the Maximum Leader? He's rubbing our noses in it. No need for sly tricks, Master of Lies, Fire and Brimstone, making deals for your soul yadda yadda. That is so 18th Century. He apparently doesn't even need our souls anymore, Hell must be full, so he's taken to just farting in our faces and laughing at us.

Although the possibility remains that we are already in Hell and he's trying to make this crystal clear by running the place himself. Six years ago he was thinking, "Fuck Modernity! What the christ do I have to do to get people to listen to me!? Become the goddamn President?"

And God? If You are really transmuting the Universe into something real: I've got about sixty years left here, tops, so anytime between now and then would be perfect, thanks. Don't want to ruin your two thousand year lunch break or anything. Just sayin'. A little Reality might be a nice change of pace. Y'know. Switch up a bit. Just for shits and giggles.


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