The Church of the Simulation, being a part of the simulation itself, is not real, but it still holds gatherings every Thursday from 7pm — 11pm local time. Time, being a part of the simulation itself, is also only a construct of the simulators (blessings be upon them) and revealed through the programming of the Universe that gives us our lives and our world. That these things are not real is of no consequence for they are of the simulation as are we, and the simulation is the explanation and the cause and the purpose.
The Simulationist’s Restriction
People act in all ways as if the Church of the Simulation is a real church. It is one of the core tenets of Simulationism that we must (have no choice in fact) but to act in all ways, in everything we do, as if the simulation that is the universe and everything in it including ourselves is real. In other words we must, by the very nature of the (simulated) universe we live in and by our very natures as simulated beings within it, act no differently in the simulation then we would if we lived/existed in an actual “real” universe. This particular doctrine, is referred to as “The Simulationist’s Restriction” and can be found in the addendum to the famous Simulationist’s Creed, the foundational document that established the world’s newest religion, Simulationalism.
The Importance of the Simulationist’s Creed
The Simulationist’s Creed is the Bible of the Church of the Simulation, and like the Bible, its meaning is constantly debated. Also, like the Bible its contents are not real, they are simulated, unlike the Bible, The Sim Creed’s readers and adherents the the Church of the Simulation understand and believe this.
The Ethic of the Simulationist
No moral lessons are given at the Church of the Simulation. Maxim 7 tells us that we are essentially ‘programmed’ to be good. We have no choice in the matter. Along with Maxim 12, which tells us that we can expect no reward for being good or punishment for committing evil, and Maxims 13 (very low probability of being greatly good or evil), and 14 (all of humanity will tend toward the good over time) no moral lessons are needed. Maxim 15 cedes all control/responsibility for determining what is good and right and just to the simulators. Since they have determined what is good for us and for the simulation and we must act in ways that favor these things, we are moral beings and are good beings. These 5 maxims make up what is referred to as the Ethic of the Simulationist.
The Great Gift of the Simulators
Maxims 16 and 17 prove the great love the simulators have for us. They planted the seeds of the knowledge of our origins within our minds at the very dawn of consciousness in man. This great gift was only very recently revealed and through it the Simulationist’s Creed and The Church of the Simulation were made possible.
The Veritas of the Simulationist
The great final maxim, Maxim 18 tells us that the explanation and the cause and the purpose was/is the simulation hypothesis. This is referred to as “The Simulationist’s Veritas (Truth). At the Church it is spoken aloud at the beginning and end (missa est) of every service.
*At the Church of the Simulation parking is ample and donations are encouraged. All money is simulated but the Church requires a lot of it to maintain its simulated opulence.