Can Comparing Life to a Video Game Help Us Imagine the Supernatural?

I read an article tonight about angels, speculating about their ‘transgender’ or ‘genderqueer’ characteristics.

When I think about things like this, esoteric, mysterious things, I end up making the world sort of like a video game to accommodate these other experiences.

In a video game, we are aware of an inner and outer reality–we live in the outer, and engage in the inner.

The inner reality has its own rules, and is much more limited in its scope. Its rules are more rigid, and there are fewer and more clearly defined consequences.

We “play” the characters to interact with the world. And the game lets us accomplish things which would be incomprehensible to any physicists or philosophers living in the game.

Like if we lose a match–or “die” as we so casually say–we simply start over and try it again. Not again as in linear time, but as in we replay the same moment–again!

We may also play the same game from the perspective of different characters. We may even have multiple characters in the world at the same time.

We easily accept this layout but overlook its analogous implications.

Could this not be also the way the reality beyond our world is?

Could some of the unexplainable phenomena which we encounter be the result of a similar “impossible” physics from outside influencers?

Of course, I’m not saying that life is just like a video game in every way; but in this particular sort of way, it is legitimately useful.

What do you think?

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