Mr. Condon, I am impressed with your words. You sound like Morpheus. Morpheus will not steer you wrong Padowan.
To change topics, let’s jump in with both feet. What is the role of neo-Gnosticism in the Matrix? It seems to me that the secular obsession with ‘spirituality’ is kind of a Gnosticism reborn. Let me explain. 2nd Century Gnositicm was a spurious version of Christianity that said the One was not truly human, but some sort of phantom. They said this because they thought the material world was inferior to the spiritual (‘luminous beings are we, not this crude matter’).
The rebirth of Gnosticism takes many forms. The most popular is the form that says the early church made up the doctrines of the One to make itself more powerful (see the Davinci Code and and of Elaine Pagels works), and that the ‘real’ One taught peace, justice and spiritual wisdom (which He did)over and against any claims to be the Son of God (Sorry neo-Gnostics, he did that too).
My question, seekers of truth, is why are the heterodox views of the One prevalant today?