I recently viewed the movie The Maze Runner… It is a movie in which a dystopian future is vaguely portrayed..
Individuals (All of which are young males except for one female who enters the settlement last, three years after the first male arrived.) are placed on a settlement with seemingly no way out. The settlement is placed within giant walls, there is one opening in the wall that opens and closes on occasion throughout the day that leads to a giant maze. The maze has been explored and no one was been able to figure a way out in the three years since they have inhabited the settlement. The young men grow content in living on the settlement, until a savior like person arrives and leads them off of the settlement by cracking the maze. A schism grows between the settlers because some experience Stockholm syndrome in which they identify with the settlement as home and it angers them that others want to leave. Once they finally escape the maze, it is recognized that they have been a product of some secret organization’s social experiment.
And this is the crux of this blog.. A speculative blog about the nature of esoteric knowledge.. God(s).. And government…
I have a relative who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, he detest the monicker because he feels it provides a stigmatism along with it. He doesn’t feel he’s is schizophrenic, due to the fact that he does not “hear voices”. He claims that he sees implied thoughts, he describes it as a ventriloquist who can throw their voice, he can read the thoughts or hear the thoughts of people before they actually say it… Only problem is the people do not actually say or think what he believes they are–hence the diagnosis. Anyway, one of his big sticks is the fact that there are “overseers” who determine the fate of men. He claims that these “overseers” can grant technology, knowledge, and ideas to people in order to make particular people successful and withhold information from others to keep them restricted away from their “inheritance”. Now these ideas and what not are communicated through signals communicated to the brain. These signals are received through an “ear piece”. Of course he feels that the “overseers” in his particular region of America have kept him away from success because they feel he doesn’t have enough to “offer” so he seeks the help of other “overseers”. Overseers have the power to alter your appearance as well as intellect among other things. And if you took this narrative for face value, it would appear life then becomes one huge social experiment. One in which we are placed in various circumstances, and given certain resources, and watched having our actions and reactions analyzed having conclusions drawn (for what purpose, who knows?).
This whole concept as well as the movie sparked some thought within me. The idea of “overseer” within divine connotation is not a unique one. We actually witness this within the Bible. The very “God” that many of us serve negotiates a social experiment with his “Adversary”. His adversary, Satan, has quite the unique relationship with God that he’s able to sit down speak with him as old friends would. Satan proposes the fact that God’s followers only follow him because he provides so much for them. Of course, God, in his pride disagrees and says my followers love me organically. So naturally this must be put to the test. And this is done by way of God’s most faithful servant Job. And of course, Job has no idea that he is involved in any type of test or experiment. But God’s servant, Job’s, “faith” must be put to the test.
As the Bible would have it, divine entities: Satan and God meet and agree to place Job through a social experiment as a friendly wager to test his “faith”.
Now I’m not stating that there is any correlation between any of these concepts and relation to us as humans. But you must admit, it does get you to thinking. The Gnostic faith believes that our physical body is but a prison that enslaves our spiritual selves. And if you do analyze the brief history of earth, as time passes and progresses, we as humans are the only beings who change relative to the circumstance that they are placed in. A dog today has a similar nature to a dog millions of years ago. A bear today will more than likely act the same as a bear a million years from now, despite any circumstance that they are placed within. Because nature takes up natures course. Yet, as a sore thumb, we stick out. Humans today, act and think and behave differently than humans 30 years ago. Americans may act drastically different than say a conservative Islamic-faith Iranian. It appears our behavior can be altered by any number of things, mainly ideals, circumstance and resources. We are fickle and would make for excellent “test” subjects.
I am a very perceptive person when it comes to identifying men. I’ve witnessed men who have the exact same characteristics of revered Hall-of-Fame athletes, yet because of the course their life has taken they are vile and wretched men. I see what they could of been with just one thing going right as opposed to what they turned out being.
It all just kind of makes you wonder. Could this all be but a game?
Are we all part of one’s social experiment? In which the “chosen” are selected to proceed to the next level of the experiment, while those weeded out are condemned to eternal damnation?