The simulation theory has gained track in recent years; even Elon Musk has spoken on it.
As it follows the associated, can belief in the simulation theory be considered a form of religion?
The belief in controlling power; someone or something of higher intelligence is running the simulation
Relates humanity to supernatural; supernatural being something that is not yet scientifically proven, it is not proven we are actually in a simulation
Gives the purpose of explaining the origin of life, the universe, and other things; the simulation theory explains by not having to explain the original of life as things just come to existence in simulations, there doesn't have to be a set beginning or end.
If the simulation theory can be considered a religion, wouldn't it be the only religion as it can help explain and relate other religions and their history? Such as each religion can be categorized as a different version of the simulation?