The ‘Clear and Present Danger to Christianity’ From Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AUSTRALIA (ANS - August 4, 2016) - Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher, Alan Metcalfe, has told the ASSIST News Service that he believes that the most "alarming clear and present danger to Christianity" is the development of "Chatbots" - robots that educate people.
Metcalfe says that Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other AI developers, are "aggressively moving into the business of building AI-powered Chatbots that will provide our children, and our children's children with the knowledge that they need about everything, even God."
The Australian AI experts says that Chatbots will soon "flood" the Internet.
"The days of the world being influenced by the Bible are numbered," warned Metcalfe, who is President/CEO, Safe Worlds TV (http://safeworlds.tv/mobile/index.html). "Throughout all of recorded history to date, the Bible and its associated writings have been the cornerstone source of human knowledge. But very soon, this will no longer be the case.
"In the years ahead, what people know about God and everything else will be taught to them by robots called Chatbots that will not get their knowledge from the Bible. Many" he said, "can be expected to be programmed by people who do not believe in the Bible or Christianity; and, in fact, are steadfastly opposed to it."
Alan Metcalfe says that this event is shaping as the biggest setback for Christianity since the US court's judgment against teaching Divine Creation in US schools.
"It is another nail in the coffin of God, Jesus Christ, and Christianity," he says.
"As a result of the US Court's decision against Divine Creation, few people, even in the Church today, now believe that the almighty intelligence that we call God, created us and all that is in this world. Most now believe in Charles Darwin's still unproven theory of creation. It is hard to find anyone who truly believes in Divine Creation - the media opposition has been so great and unrelenting."
Metcalfe says that in the wake of Darwin's Theory's failure to explain human intelligence, there has been a raging debate in science about the source of morals and ethics, but sadly, Christianity has been absent from this argument.
"Sadly, today, understanding of the Holy Spirit of God who makes us who we are, is a forgotten interest that is seen to have absolutely no relevance in science," he went on to say. "Churches all over the world sing songs to the Holy Spirit and worship Him with great affection, but I am not sure that many are really conscious of who He is.
"I am not sure that many in the world today associate the indomitable human spirit that enables us to do all that we are able to do, with the Holy Spirit of God; and this is a great shame that severely limits human understanding.
"This is why modern science has come to a dead end with its search for the Law of Everything. This is why they have given up talking about Big Bang theory, because they cannot explain the Singularity that exists at the beginning of time."
Alan Metcalfe says that he is "conscious that some people do realize that there is a war against Christianity." He adds that he is not sure however that Christians realize the extent or seriousness of this war.
"Most people," he continued, "are aware that Christmas is systematically being erased from the public record. Most people know that Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is persistently targeting Christians and killing and butchering them wherever they can, all over the world. Few people however are conscious of the silent, creeping war that is now well in train, worldwide, that is aimed at erasing everything to do with Christianity from the public record."
Metcalfe concluded by saying, "The way things are going, I can see a time when very, very few people will have any memory of God or Jesus Christ, and this will be a very sad day for the world."
For further information, please contact Alan Metcalfe at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo captions: 1) Alan Metcalfe. 2) What would you like to know? 3) Charles Darwin. 4) Illustration of the Artificial Intelligence Puzzle. 5) Popular Chatbots. 6) Norma and Dan Wooding.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, Alfred and Anne Wooding, who then worked with the Sudan Interior Mission, now known as SIM. He now lives in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for some 53 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of the ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and is also the author of some 45 books. He also has one weekly radio show and two TV shows all based in Southern California.
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