“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” – Revelation 13:1
I often go down a very deep rabbit hole of thought when I think about my place in the universe and humanity’s overall role in the grand scheme of things. I get lost in the exploration of why any of us are here and how we came to be. Who created us? And who created our Creator? Where exactly does the universe begin and will we ever know the answer, in this realm of existence or another?
These musings inevitably lead not to the questioned existence of God – that is something I do not doubt – but to what exactly He might want with us. What does He (or She) get out of this? What is humanity’s intended purpose through the eyes of the being or force that created us? In the incomprehensible vastness of space, it’s a certainty that our existence is not unique, that God has perhaps created many worlds and we are nothing more than one element to a much larger experiment. Maybe managing all of these different worlds – with different variables thrown in to separate our experiences – gets to be too much. Maybe God is actively looking to pare his creations down in order to find the best possible version.
This is why we are constantly tested. Life is anything but paradise, but we are given daily opportunities to prove that we are one day meant to ascend to an actual paradise, that we are one of God’s worthy creations. Our Creator allows the devil to work among us on Earth as a way for us to rise above such trickery. He wants to see us succeed, because He wants so desperately to have a reason to spare us.
Forged from the deepest depths of hell, I believe that Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has been humanity’s biggest test, our greatest opportunity to prove that we will not fall victim to Satan’s evil.
So to that, I finally ask: Are we worth saving?
After seeing that Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 made $24 million this weekend, I know now that humanity as a whole has failed. We are irrevocably lost. We have proven to be more inconsequential in the universe than we could have ever imagined, providing nothing of value to the greater whole. We are empty vessels, nothing more than biological anomalies that serve no higher function than that of any other animal. There is no reason for us to survive. Erasing us from His vision of the universe would be of no consequence to God.
It has never been clearer to God that humanity is not worth saving. And after last weekend, we don’t deserve anything better.