Remember the marquee-style sign on the church that I used to pass on the way to the office, back when I had an office to go to? Well, I still pass it often — not every day, but at least once a week — so I still see the sign. And this week, the sign says...
STEEP YOUR LIFE
I found that interesting. They have actually acknowledged that there’s a distinction between “God-reality” and, you know, reality. There seems to be some progress there, I think.
Of course, they’re still promoting the alternative-universe God-reality over the real thing. Forget about reality, they urge, and come with us to... something else. Something comforting, but unreal.
I’m reminded, here, of Piers Anthony’s “Apprentice Adept” series. The series involves parallel worlds, Proton and Phaze, situated in alternative universes and connected through a “curtain” through which only certain people can pass. On Proton, scientific rules apply, and magic doesn’t work. On Phaze, it’s all magic. In keeping with the religious message above, Phaze is a beautiful planet of sun and gardens and fields, while Proton is a dull place. Of course, anyone with a choice would want to be on Phaze.
Earth, though, wasn’t written by Piers Anthony. I’ll stick with reality, thank you. Real reality.
 Yes, yes, Piers Anthony, I know; leave it off.