World 179

我没有信仰,但我相信有神的存在。无论它是现有的神话和宗教,还是我们无法理解的存在。但我相信他们终有一日会降临。
现在的我们,只能通过短浅的认知在大脑中描绘它们的样子:三星堆的铜人,埃及壁画,圣经的描写。但这些都有一些相同的特征:身穿代表权力的长袍,手持法杖。它们拥有巨大的眼睛或不是人类的头颅,它们强壮并富有智慧。它们带来的不是平等和解放,而是恐惧,主宰和劳作。正如在人类社会中一直存在的那样。它们用食物让人类对他们充满信仰,并从人类的“信仰”中汲取力量和贡品,喂饱自己。
人类是仿造它们的样子被创造的吗?我认为不是,人类的样子更适合劳动和创造价值,而神不需要。无论是生物的长相还是时尚的繁衍,都离不开一个话题:获得食物和金钱,然后活下去。而神需要做的,是让人类信仰它们供奉它们。因此,神的外貌应该是擅长思考的,神的服装应该是无视劳作和行动的。

I have no faith, but I do believe in God. Whether it’s an existing myth and religion, or something we can’t understand. But I believe they will come one day.

Now, we can only picture them in our minds through our short-term cognition: the bronze figures in Sanxingdui, the frescoes in Egypt, the descriptions in the Bible. But they all share some of the same characteristics: wearing a robe of power and carrying a staff. They have big eyes or non-human heads, they are strong and intelligent. They bring not equality and liberation, but fear, domination and labor. Just as it has always been in human society. They use food to fill people with faith in them and feed themselves by drawing strength and tribute from their “faith”.

Were humans created to resemble them? I don’t think so. The human form is more suited to labor and value creation than God. Whether it is the appearance of a creature or the proliferation of fashion, there is one topic: get food and money, and then live. And what God needs to do is get people to believe in them and worship them. Therefore, the appearance of God should be good at thinking, and the clothing of God should be blind to work and action.

What if …

a higher intelligence came to Earth?

Issue:

In Chinese culture, it has always been believed that the more intelligent and technological people are, the closer they will be to nature. So I’m curious, what kind of technology and lifestyle will intelligent beings bring?

Inspiration:

Religion, legend, science fiction such as Cthulhu and Sanxingdui culture.

This World was contributed by Yue Yuan (located in London, UK) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

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