1. WEAK ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE: The observed values of all physical quantities are restricted by the requirement that they be compatible with our existence as observers. (abbreviated to WAP)
2. STRONG ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE: The universe must be nearly as we know it or life would not exist; conversely, if life didn't exist, neither would the universe. (abbreviated to SAP)
3. FINAL ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE: Once life is created, it will endure forever, become infinitely knowledgeable, and ultimately mold the universe to its will. (abr. FAP)
I found the anthropic principles in a book written by John L. Casti called "Paradigms Lost" ( page 479) . Casti states: "The FAP asserts the kind of ultimate fate for intelligence that virtually all religions would endorse, namely, that our descendants will become like gods".
Casti then quotes the physicist Tony Rothman:
"When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it's very tempting to take the leap of faith from science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it".
Finally he quotes Freeman Dyson:
"As we look out into the Universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked together to our benefit, it almost seems as if the Universe must in some sense have known that we were coming".
Stated as a religious metaphor, to reach the kingdom of heaven.
We exist. Ergo, we have been created.