Now this is one for the trekkies! And BTW this is just a thoughtful mental exercise. I don't want anyone to take it too seriously.
But I don't know if any of you are familiar with the simulated reality theory. It's actually a somewhat mainstream theory. Some people believe that all of this is an elaborate dream or simulation, on a computer on some distant planet. So therefore were all living in one man's simulation. I sometimes wonder if everyone is just living in my situation. Obviously not. But I think we've all felt that way sometimes. But as I said once before, if it's some little punk ass kid, I hope his parents kick the crap out of him, even though I am skeptical of corporal punishment and abhor violence of any kind. But that last one brings up an interesting question. What about the dilemma of evil then. Would said-kid's society even allow him to do it? And if so, how and why? So then, is evil and human suffering just an illusion? Or is it not? But evil is sometimes a "necessary evil" if you will. So is only some of it an illusion? And can we ever know? Will we ever know? Thoughts?