On the other hand, we refer to the “simulation theory” and not the “simulation religion” because it’s totally bankrupt of ideology. It offers its believers nothing beyond an answer to the question of what true reality is. It lacks an identity, a community, a set of values, a leader — its name even sucks. Further, it’s hard to clearly define the belief itself. The first paragraph …
Not sure if you’ll find this helpful as a starting point for your spiritual explorations, but to the best of my understanding, simulation theory overlaps a bit with certain strains of Buddhism. Ideas like… the physical plane is somewhat illusory; “we” are all interrelated, interdependent fragments of an overarching super-consciousness; we can play as multiple “characters” (i.e., reincarnation); our actions carry a cause-and-effect (i.e., karma); and so on.
Then again, Buddhism is more of a philosophy than a formal “religion,” contrary to popular perception. So if what you’re looking for is something structured and finite, with a universally admired thought leader, then I guess you might have to keep looking for now. ;)
Thanks for the food for thought!