According to a loosely-defined Gnostic world-view, humankind is imprisoned in a fallen, dualistic universe. Everything we perceive is a deception, and the True World is concealed behind shells of imprisoning illusion.
The “God” of this world is actually the Demiurge — a prison keeper working to hide knowledge (gnosis) of our true selves. In this prison-world of lies, truth would appear as an error, a bug in the system. Most of this paranoid cosmology is explained in the allegorical Disney film Tron.
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