The Spirit of Zero
It is always a fascination to watch engineering and safety science immerse itself deeply into the life of sacred practice and salvation theology. Of course neither discipline has knowledge of religious studies or theology and doesn’t know just how religious it has become. Only a transdisciplinary approach to risk and safety would help create such awareness.
The latest video from the zero cult ‘Zero Vision Spirit’ now moves safety into the realm of mysticism, Hermetics and metaphysics.
Watch as the music leads you into the fear of harm and dread, as people are introduced as zero objects. The music and visuals are designed to draw one into the tragedies of fallibilities of life anchoring the viewer catastrophe.
Then up pops the phrase ‘in the blink of an eye’, that Pauline apocalyptic phrase (1 Corinthians 15:52). So in less than 30 seconds this religious video draws on the theology of apocalyptic to set up an understanding of the god Zero.
Then the pace of the music changes to an anxiety theme complete with thunderous drums (another apocalyptic semiotic) and introductions to injured/harmed people. The music builds and an explosion leads to a man holding his hands up in Pentecostal prayer like act showing one hand is mechanical. Then the phrase ‘Everything can change – Yet nothing is written’, an articulation of conversion and spiritual being.
The music changes at this point of the video again re-introducing 7 characters (7 of course is God’s number) and each person walks forward to the camera lens. As each moves forward their harm is healed spiritually as a force washes over them. The imperfect is then made perfect by a spiritual experience.
As these healed people stand before you up pops the phrase ‘share the vision’ and ‘join the mission’, wonderful evangelical language all linked to the title of the video about ‘spirit’.
Finally, the Trinity of Zero the holy logo for the zero vision cult, appears at the end to consummate the miracle of zero that brings fallible people into perfection.
Watch the video and tell me that zero has not become a cult.