Watching “The Collector”
A somewhat idiotic Canadian Drama about a soul collector for Satan who gets permission to try to save the souls of his clients during their last 48 hours on earth. The problem is the premise and its target audience ... you need to wonder how it survived three seasons on City TV Vancouver, City TV Toronto, AXN/Fantasy (Sky), Canal Z Quebec, City TV Alberta, and City TV Manitoba. But then, Canadian TV also produced “Da Vinci's Inquest” – which ran seven years, but was no where near as bad. However, there does seem to be a downward spiral represented by these two shows. Obviously the level of Canadian creative mentality leaves something to be desired.
Have you ever taken the time to THINK about beliefs? Especially the “catholic (universal)” beliefs that involve a Heaven and Hell – reward and punishment – in a universe created on freewill within the context of survival of the fittest (meaning whatever is most appropriate for both the prevailing, and successor, environmental conditions). Or do you simply accept the bullshit of Dogmatic – Dogma based – organized western religion?
Guess I’ll need to make it easy for those mindless ones:
1. Start with a Deity, a God, “The Name” – or, as referred to in Jewish, HaShem. By definition all things must start somewhere and that place is defined as “God the Creator.” In ancient religions, this is deemed to be the self-created entity who creates all other things – but, itself, has no creator. It is the ultimate logical, rational, intuitive and deductive conclusion: The Deity worth referencing is, within our limited abilities, both eternal and self-created.
2. We can take as a “GIVEN” that all things have a stating point and therefore any who deny the definition, or identifier, associated with that starting point are either irrational, or simply idiots. If they wish to dispute that point, they need only explain the absolute beginning of all things – without utilizing the definition associated with the “Creator Deity.”
Here it is in a nutshell:
If we are the product of an all-knowing deity, than that deity knows the outcome of our choices. It does not need to interfere, punish, or reward. If it is all-powerful, than, by definition, nothing can do anything without its express permission. That permission is “express” because the deity is all-knowing – and would know beforehand of the intended action and so decide to either allow it, or stop it.
Since the entity is also defined as “perfect” and having “perfect knowledge” – the basic design of the universe was perfect and everything which transpires within it is also a perfect part of the ultimate design and the intended outcome.
If we look at the freewill options available in the context of possible multiple universes which reflect each and every choice being selected, the result is that there are infinite choices and they will, of necessity, create choices that are equal and opposite to “bad choices”. That is, bad choices create paths which are, ultimately, negated by other choices – no need for eternal punishment for something that has no eternal effect on the desired outcome purpose.
If you consider a perfect (man-made) design (arches, bridges, tunnels, etc):
All forces either combine to achieve the ultimate purpose, or they cancel themselves, or are canceled by other design elements. We live in a universe where Newton’s Laws apply: ex. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Things at rest, or in motion, continue until acted upon by an external force.
In a perfect design there are no forces which do not serve a purpose – and there is no wasted energy. What UNIVERSAL DESIGN purpose does the waste associated with eternal reward or damnation serve? UNIVERSAL DESIGN PERFECTION WITHOUT WASTE. To have a Hell, the ORIGINAL intent must have been to make those specific creations who suffer, suffer. To have a Heaven, the ORIGINAL intent must have been to make those specific creations who enjoy, enjoy. Keep in mind – we are dealing with an all-knowing perfect entity. The Creator knows who will be where – regardless of the route they take to get there.
If we consider ourselves just elements of the outcome, than our choice makes sense. Does the blacksmith, forging a piece of iron is to a fine steel sword, really care which atoms are lost to sparks and which to the final blade? Or is the goal to have the most perfect blade? Effectively, the blacksmith gives each atom free choice as to be where it is – first when it moves as raw ore in the mining, then again during the smelting, and finally as the atoms become excited by the flames and move to be struck by the hammer – or escape as the sparks to become waste on the floor.
There is no Heaven or Hell – there is only the final perfect outcome and the rules that allow us to get there. Programs like The Collector are premised on stupidity – the idea that the creator is an idiot who has no idea of what the outcome will be; who has designed a system in which is less than the self-correcting systems any competent engineer could, and does, design. The Collector, (and the rest of that genre) is premised on the Catholic idea of an idiotic and incompetent Creator – one who has no idea what the outcome will be and so has constantly to interfere (or take advice in the form of response to prayers for action) with the course the design takes.
About the only cheerful thing involved in modern belief system – that idiot DNA, the DNA of those who believe in an inefficient universe, and attribute its design to an incompetent Creator, will be eliminated from the final gene pool. Who knows, maybe humanity will be eliminated – maybe humanity is only a tool, the hammer, to shape the final universe, or the ore which will be mined. But, for now, the only certainty is that those who believe in a Heaven & Hell believe in an idiotic deity – it shows in their theology ... it shows in their statements whose premise relies upon asserting the need for lessor deities with the power to alter the design in ways that contractdict the ultimate purpose of the overall design..