Assassin's Creed: The Wisdom Within a Game
There is a game series called "Assassin's Creed" where you take the roles of two characters working for the order of the Assas...
The first one is named Altair and the second one Ezio. In the quests to find the truth and protect mankind, both achieve wisdom, which is being gradually revealed to the players. Important messages are being shared with us, sometimes hidden in small scenes, while other times very prominent and powerful.
"Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted" is the Creed of the Assassins' Order and its true meaning is revealed by Ezio in the latest sequel, Revelations.
"Q: What is the truth?
A: We place faith in ourselves. We see the world the way it really is and hope that one day all mankind might see the same.
Q: What is the world, then?
A: An illusion. One of which can either submit to - like most do - or transcend.
Q: What is it to transcend?
A: To recognize nothing is true and everything is permitted. That laws arise not from divinity, but reason. I understand now that our creed does not commend us to be free - it commends us to be wise."
Only one observation I have, before going further. The statement that the "laws arise not from divinity, but reason" needs further explanation for a correct understanding. It is - most probably - true that the so called "laws" are not created by a divine figure for us to follow. But achieving the needed wisdom for one to be in perfect balance with the logic/reason of the Creation is a divine state of existence. It is proof of supreme spiritual evolution and divine enlightenment. In other words, it means "becoming one with the Creation and protecting its fragile balance."
Here are Ezio's words explaining the Assassins' Creed in the latest sequel, Revelations:
" 'Nothing is true, everything is permitted' is merely an observation of the nature of reality:
To say that nothing is true is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization.
To say that everything is permitted is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic."
"I thought the Templars were some old guys in funny looking hats who sat around drinking beer, planning world domination with lizard people."
By Alexander Light, HumansAreFree.com;