Theological pros and cons to the quantum theory of multi universes
by Andrea Elizabeth
1, Con. If all possibilities are actualized, whose spouse will you be in heaven? Even if people will be like the angels and not married, wont they have memories of their past life? Too many memories?
2, Pro. It could explain how people can possibly know everything and be everywhere in heaven, provided the alternate selves will be integrated.
3, Pro. It could explain how someone is guilty of murder or adultery for just thinking it.
4, Con. It dilutes the importance of this set of actualities, such as the Fall, the Incarnation, and every day decision-making.
5, Pro. It supports being credited for your intentions.
6. Pro. It is a way to see fiction as the gateway to knowing what some of the other worlds are like, thus making fiction real or true, and those who get caught up in it not crazy or delusional.
7. Con. It is an excuse for these people to think they are not crazy or delusional.
8. Con. It makes truth too relativistic, unless certain foundational truths about human, divine, and created natures remain constant.
The pros and cons are equal, therefore I have determined that multi universes both exist and do not exist. (see related posts on Schrodinger’s cat in the February archives of Sine Nomine, starting with “Quantum Cats”.)