Are there alternate realities happening simultaneously to our own? Is there evidence to suspect this? Does this fit with theologically-open doctrinal presuppositions?
The Fifth dimension suggests that our present reality is where we are because of the choices we have made to put us here. Alternate realities would include every possible outcomes of every decision we have ever come across. So in one reality, I could have gotten in a car wreck, and be in a wheel chair now, while in another reality, I could have grown up in New York or Bankok, Thialand, and grown up with a completely different lifestyle. But the trouble with this idea of alternate realities, that I see, is that events happen as a result of decisions be acted on, rather then simply be possible. If all possible decision options were alternate realities, they would be continuously be self-replicating, because new possibilities would create new dimensions to any given decision.
Rather, I see reality has being the definition of all that is real. So a decision made in a given way is the reality that is the result. Different directions in a given decision can not be made simultaneously. If free will has any merit on mans thinking, then It should play into the rationalization of reality. We are in control of the decisions we make. Decisions cannot decide themselves. Decisions are question marks, rather then alternate realities spontaneously materializing at a higher dimension then we can perceive. Reality is not something that can be divided into different strands. According to my understanding (correct me if I am wrong), the sixth dimension unites alternate realities into a transportable multi-reality whole. But at that point, we would be witnessing choices that we never made being carried out by beings (or souls) not our own. This would mean bodies, and souls are replicating based on decisions at the fifth dimension. Of course, these are very fascinating concepts to apprehend, but it just doesn’t seem to align with how free will of man works.
Gods Extrapolative Perspective
Considering the concept theologically, God has the ability to know possibilities as possibilities, and absolutes as absolutes. So God could know things that are not reality, but could be reality, so in the forward direction of time, God could see alternate realities, up until we make a decision. He extrapolates possible outcomes based on previous decisions, upbringing, personality, mood, character, etc. So His assessment is going to be about as close to 100% without being absolute as anyone could ever try to approach. So while alternate realities don’t exist in reality, they could exist in theory based on upcoming decisions in our lives. And, depending upon one’s belief system about the nature of fate or destiny, God relates with us rather then coercively forces us into making one decision over another. If this weren’t so, God could have saved much trouble and heartache as He interacted with not only the Israelites, but many other rebellious nations that could have chosen to follow a correct moral path based on their internal, sutble awareness of morality.
Religion and God dichotomy
Of course, religion does much to diminish the serious literary scrutiny of Biblical tests. Religion, being the purpose of man to approach God, is imperfect, and laden with errors. But It does offer enough history in it’s pages to attract students to discovering its authenticity. At the heart of Christianity, God is the focus, though it is often lost amongst more logistical concerns on Earth. But looking at the person of God from a purely curious, observational matter, based on the most-authenticated documents we have – He fills in a lot of gaps, that at the very least, give us solutions until our subjective, curiosity-driven science can give us a more empirical answer based on our limited 4D perspective of reality. But beyond just being a “backup solution”, the Judeo-Christian God offers some spiritual comforts that are free for the taking. He offers a peace of atmosphere, offering us identity as sons and daughters.
But back to fifth-dimensional reality, how can any evidence be observed and studied to make some empirically-conclusive results on this subject. Perhaps just as math is not empirical, or energy is defined as the ability to due work, epistemologically, we could exhaust all other possibilities (or perhaps clear out enough to get us a high probability) and come to a conclusion. But then, can we (or should we) base new observations on the foundations of something that is only known by well-positioned predictions? What if new experiments puts lives at risk? Are we willing to take the chance at better defining our reality by putting lives at risk because we had a hunch that it was ultimately important to know in the long run.