I find that most beliefs eventually converge on the following:
- Continuity – Either better and longer living in this life or to have a greater choice in the next life. Or, the continuation of life thru our children and children’s children with the hope of greater tools and gadgets at our disposal.
- An increase in energy – We are heading to a life with less labour and more luxury.
Together, this total belief package = MORE SPACE to create. That is, Inner Inflation → Outer Expansion.
First, I inflate my unreality on the inside, which becomes my desired reality. Next, I apply this force and realise the potential by reshaping my environment using my behaviour. (Or I’ll go insane trying to!).
When it comes to understanding a Sci-Tech God or non-religious belief perspectives in particular, we’ll get something along the lines of:
I invest in the idea of one great life and seek out maximum energy and life extension, which equals…
SUPERCHARGED SPACE (Super Inflation → Super Expansion)
Or greater pleasures and comforts that take greater resources and leave a heavier footprint because ‘super’ implies ‘shortcuts’. Thus, the bubble or nest is at risk of becoming unsustainable because nature will ultimately burst or break it.
Food for thought:
Continuity in another life usually relates to Religion and Spirituality. While max energy & life extension in one life (along with potentially living through our children) usually relates to Science and Technology as a god.
Heaven and Hell is not an afterlife. From my perspective, it is life. Life for me is up & down, then left, right & centre. Life for me is experiencing both reality (physicality) and unreality (ideas). If anything, the path to Heaven goes straight through Hell. Or at the very least, it causes a fair amount of hell along the way.