Here is the advance viewing of the Edited clip to be discussed on Monday. -Simon T Zealot
1. How can we find God in the “matrix”
2. How can you help unplug someone from the “Matrix?’
3. What is cognitive dissonance and how can prevent us from making the right choice(s)?
Thanks, Simon T Zealot! For editing the clip!
“The Matrix Trilogy is a Christian Hacker’s dream of nuanced meaning, theological dilemmas, and the sci-fi world of humanity v. machine. It makes me sweat.
In the Matrix Trilogy, the character of the Architect describes how the machines (who have taken over the world and enslaved humanity into a drea world) dealt with the variable called human free will which refused to be controlled or pacified:
[The Architect]: The matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version…You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated…
The function of the One is now to return to the source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After which you will be required to select from the matrix 23 individuals, 16 female, 7 male, to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the matrix, which coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race.
The Architect rules the world even though all of life hinges on the unpredictability of a single human response. And each time that human life becomes able to pose a threat, the Architect manufactures events to force a reset of the system (and thus its continuation).”
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