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The First Matrix [May. 25th, 2005|11:56 am]
Theology of the Matrix


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Well, seeing as discussion has hit a minor standstill here, I'm going to try and offer some sort of a thought provoking question (or at least I hope). A few posts back, a question of the role of the Merovingian was posed. I responded and mentioned briefly the "first Matrix" that the Architect refers to in "Matrix Revolutions" as being "virtually perfect...destroyed by choice". This to me seems to be redolent of Eden, destroyed by Eve's choice to take the apple in defiance of God or simply in a quest for the truth, which is what the revolutionaries of the Matrix mean to do. What do you all think of the first Matrix? Could it actually be what we regard as Eden (figuratively speaking, of course)?

[User Picture]From: veko
2005-05-25 08:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, thank you for the revival, I, and I presume, Outcesticide have been busy. As soon as June comes I will be able to more fully concentrate on things such as this.

Anywho, I would presume that the first matrix was Eden and was pretty much destroyed by the humans. We like problems and torrement and thus were unable to accept perfection. We took of the tree of knowledge(wasn't it? I need to read the bible again) and gave up our chance at a perfect life. Of course it was a bit different in the bible and in the matrix since in the matrix reproduction occurred and in Eden it did not.
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[User Picture]From: kiss_my_asprin
2005-05-25 11:47 pm (UTC)
Well, one could assume that God or the Architect created a second Matrix (or the world of the remainder of the Bible) in order to accomodate humans' inherent desire for knowledge or the disbelief in perfection. So Eden is virtual, like the Matrix. It was just a thought.
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