You’ll watch the Twilight Zone episode “Where Is Everybody?” (season 1 episode 1) for this assignment.
As you’re watching, think about this question:
How do we what the world is really like?
Remember that knowledge is true, justified belief. In order to know something, we must believe it, the belief must be true, and there must be a reason to believe it.
- How do you know for sure you’re not in a dream? Answer this question from your own point of view.
- What is the video’s answer to the question above?
- What are five other ways we could be fooled about what the world is really like? Make a list.
- Can we trust our five senses to show us we are not in a dream? Why or why not?
- Can we trust other people to help us know we are not in a dream? (Hint: Could a group dream be possible?)
- If someone came to us from outside our dream with a message, could we trust that message?
- What if the messenger from outside our dream was in a larger dream and didn’t know it? Would we still be able to trust him?
- Who is the only person that is impossible to deceive? Could this person ever be in a dream and not know it?
- If this person sent you a message to let you know whether you were dreaming, would you be able to trust the message? Why or why not?
- What form does that message take for Christians? (If it is a book, what is the title of the book?) Give at least one Bible passage to support your answer. Either summarize the passage in your own words or copy down at least one verse in the passage. Explain why the passage supports your answer.
- What does the Bible say about whether or not the world around you is real? Give at least one Bible passage to support your answer. Either summarize the passage in your own words or copy down at least one verse in the passage. Explain why the passage supports your answer.