The Brain-in-a-Vat Argument

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / November 27, 2014 /

The idea that we might be living in a simulated world is so fascinating because it is impossible to disprove the theory that we are living in a simulated universe. In order to see how difficult it is to disprove, consider the Brain-in-a-Vat Argument. The Brain-in-a-Vat Argument considers the situation whereby a person’s brain has…

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The Feet of the Lord

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / October 16, 2014 /

If one surgically makes a horizontal section of the cranium at the level of the corpus callosum, the pattern formed by the convolutions of the brain resembles two human feet . The same pattern has given rise to a variety of symbols subsumed under the myth of the FEET OF THE LORD. The five senses…

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Inadequacy of Mental Models of the Universe

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / March 1, 2008 /

We assume that the universe is real, that it exists quite independently of human thought about it. But when we come to dealing with this universe, to human manipulation and improvement of it, we are not able to come to grips directly with this reality. We can only take in the sensory impressions reaching us…

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Adam’s Rib #1

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / July 7, 2006 /

So God makes Adam and Adam walks through Eden, simply existing. But things in Eden get a little slow so God says, "Adam, for you I will create a woman." Adam is interested. "She will be everything you could possibly want in a woman, she will be beautiful, professionally and financially successful, a great mother…

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ART? Alternatives Issue #9

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / February 1, 2000 /

Back in 1994, one man began having startling realizations about “the very foundations of [his] being.” He… discovered several texts describing gnosticism, one of the three main branches of primitive Christianity. “Somehow, these ancient Christian heretics had already discovered and written about almost every thing I had always suspected” [he later claimed]. Now, as the…

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This Footstool Earth

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / July 5, 1999 /

Cast down from the worlds of light, Yaldabaoth carved a new home for himself out of the  darkness: “When the Ruler saw his greatness, he saw only himself; he did not see another one except water and darkness. Then he thought that he alone existed. His thought was made complete by means of the word,…

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By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / December 27, 1998 /

"Hmmph. Pitiful. Whoever made up this Gnostic religion is burning in the blackest Hell right now. I wonder why this puny earth and its little inhabitants can't except the real truth? They can't except their limitations or their inferiority. Pathetic!!" – Nathan Cole

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A disgrace for all Christians

By Rev Illuminatus Maximus / January 29, 1998 /

"This is the most sickening I have ever heard. Your site is a disgrace for all Christians. God is a loving God and he made the Earth cause he was lonely, and not because it is a Jail. God is not a mad Scientist and Christ swithcing Bodies before the crucifixion, you are so sick!…

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