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The MatrixTheologyII The Wachowski brothers picture The Matrix has many parallels to the Gospel of Matthew and basically the overall story of Jesus In the movie Thomas Anderson or Neo is a legitimate computer programmer by day and an outlaw hacker by night He is ever searching for a mysterious recluse wanted by the authorities named Morpheus What he doesnt know is that Morpheus is also searching for him because he is the One This part of the story line has a very obvious and deliberate correlation with the story of John the Baptist whom Jesus followed for a time and was eventually baptized by him In The Matrix though instead of following his teachings and being one of his disciples Neo is searching for him through news reports and websites over the internet for presumably a long time and his baptism is not just a simple pouring of water over his head but he is awaken from the matrix a computer program developed to keep the human race asleep so they can be used as batteries for a race of intelligent machines The final correlation Ive seen between the John the Baptist in the Gospel of Matthew and Morpheus is that Morpheus in the real world has been foretelling and preaching that the one would come soon and prepared the way for him and helped him to realize he was really the one Another and perhaps more interesting correlation with Matts Gospel and The Matrix is Neos sacrifice When he visits the oracle she tells him that sometime soon Neo is going to have a choice between himself and Morpheus She says that one of them is going to die and that the choice would be in his hands his decision whether
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