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Computer programmer writes “A.I. Jesus” program to spout “prophecies”

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Okay, this is off topic but it’s a lazy summer evening at the end of August:

The developer of A.I. Jesus is brazen about his intentions:

“In these days of trials and tribulations many have turned to religion. But what religion is left for those who have averted their gaze from the fables of old to the shiny metal toys of today?

I present to you A.I. Jesus. An artificial intelligence of my invention created from the King James Bible and nothing else. This A.I. learned human language from reading the bible and nothing else; absorbing every word more thoroughly than all the monks of all the monasteries that have ever been. – George Davila Durendal, “I Created an A.I. Clone of Jesus” at Medium”

News, “A.I. Jesus Sputters from the King James Bible” at Mind Matters News

Durendal claims to think that his creation is the right sort of religion for humans and robots over the next few millennia.

Maybe it’s a gimmick but this is the kind of prophecy you’ll hear: “And he shall come against him, and said, As the LORD liveth, that he might be fulfilled which was spoken, he said, Thou are the spirit of your good works that ye have not seen, nor any thing of the service thereof, and a certain censer, and the sin offering, and the posts thereof were displeased with the dead of her father’s house..”

Deep, man. Deep.

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5 Replies to “Computer programmer writes “A.I. Jesus” program to spout “prophecies”

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    AaronS1978 says:

    That was a good chuckle

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    polistra says:

    This dude is missing the point of sacredness. Any text can become sacred if it’s kept secret, with only high-status loyal acolytes allowed to read it. Rome invented the method, and it’s been used since by Joseph Smith and Ron Hubbard among many others. You can’t expect a text to become sacred if it’s available to everyone.

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    doubter says:

    What a case of overweening arrogance combined with ignorance.

    This A.I. learned human language from reading the bible and nothing else; absorbing every word more thoroughly than all the monks of all the monasteries that have ever been.

    Ridiculous and nonsense. If he thinks his creation is actually conscious and actually learned and understands English and is actually in some sense a clone of a conscious (if Divine) Being, then let him demonstrate by holding a real conversation with it and arguing over some fine points of its AI teachings. After all, if it’s conscious and really knows and understands English this should be a piece of cake.

    Durendal is apparently just trying to pull off an elaborate spoof, pushing his materialist position that religion (especially Christian) is ridiculous and as much an obvious sham as his AI creation.

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    bornagain77 says:

    prophecy
    noun
    1 : an inspired utterance of a prophet
    2 : the function or vocation of a prophet
    specifically : the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose
    3 : a prediction of something to come

    One of the primary measures by which we are able to tell if a scientific theory is true or not is if it is able to make accurate predictions. If a theory, makes wrong predictions, contradictory predictions, or inaccurate predictions, (such as Darwinian evolution does), it is ‘suppose’ to be discarded as untrue.

    Darwin’s (failed) Predictions – Cornelius G. Hunter – 2015
    This paper evaluates 23 fundamental (false) predictions of evolutionary theory from a wide range of different categories.,,,
    https://sites.google.com/site/darwinspredictions/home

    Why investigate evolution’s false predictions?
    Excerpt: The predictions examined in this paper were selected according to several criteria. They cover a wide spectrum of evolutionary theory and are fundamental to the theory, reflecting major tenets of evolutionary thought. They were widely held by the consensus rather than reflecting one viewpoint of several competing viewpoints. Each prediction was a natural and fundamental expectation of the theory of evolution, and constituted mainstream evolutionary science. Furthermore, the selected predictions are not vague but rather are specific and can be objectively evaluated. They have been tested and evaluated and the outcome is not controversial or in question. And finally the predictions have implications for evolution’s (in)capacity to explain phenomena, as discussed in the conclusions.
    https://sites.google.com/site/darwinspredictions/why-investigate-evolution-s-false-predictions

    And just like a scientific theory is ‘suppose’ to be discarded if it makes wrong predictions. likewise, if a prophet in the Old Testament made a false prediction, he was to be put to death.

    Deuteronomy 18: 20-22
    But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’
    And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.

    And although Durendal apparently does not believe in Bible prophecy, (or else he would not have dared make a mockery of Bible prophecy), Biblical prophecy is one of the most sure marks of authentication that let’s us know that the Bible is, in fact, true.

    Fulfilled Prophecy: Evidence for the Reliability of the Bible BY HUGH ROSS – AUGUST 22, 2003
    Excerpt: Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events-in detail-many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no errors. (The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.)
    https://reasons.org/explore/publications/tnrtb/read/tnrtb/2003/08/22/fulfilled-prophecy-evidence-for-the-reliability-of-the-bible

    For instance, the Old Testament prophets made some insanely accurate predictions concerning Tyre and Sidon, Thebes and Memphis, Babylon and Ninevah.

    6 ANCIENT CITIES, 6 DEADLY ACCURATE PROPHECIES THAT PROVE THE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE
    October 9, 2019 by Erik Manning
    https://isjesusalive.com/six-prophecies-about-six-ancient-cities/

    As well, the Old Testament has very many ‘Messianic Prophecies’ that were uniquely fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ.

    Messianic Prophecy – Introduction – video playlist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngwCIOzNthg&list=PLMHh8MRqp2bWQRRQFrS-F1wuDeNpslToT&index=1

    The Case for Jesus the Messiah — Incredible Prophecies that Prove God Exists By Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon, and Dr. Walter Kaiser, Jr.
    Excerpt: But, of course, there are many more than eight prophecies. In another calculation Stoner used 48 prophecies (even though he could have used 456) and arrived at the extremely conservative estimate that the probability of 48 prophecies being fulfilled in one person is one in 10^157.?How large is the number 10^157? 10^157 contains 157 zeros! Let us try to illustrate this number using electrons. Electrons are very small objects. They are smaller than atoms. It would take 2.5 times 10^15 of them, laid side by side, to make one inch. Even if we counted four electrons every second and counted day and night, it would still take us 19 million years just to count a line of electrons one inch long.?But how many electrons would it take if we were dealing with 10^157 electrons? Imagine building a solid ball of electrons that would extend in all directions from the earth a length of 6 billion light years. The distance in miles of just one light year is 6.4 trillion miles. That would be a big ball! But not big enough to measure 10^157 electrons.?In order to do that, you must take that big ball of electrons reaching the length of 6 billion light years long in all directions and multiply it by 6 x 10^28! How big is that? It’s the length of the space required to store trillions and trillions and trillions of the same gigantic balls and more. In fact, the space required to store all of these balls combined together would just start to “scratch the surface” of the number of electrons we would need to really accurately speak about 10^157.?But assuming you have some idea of the number of electrons we are talking about, now imagine marking just one of those electrons in that huge number. Stir them all up. Then appoint one person to travel in a rocket for as long as he wants, anywhere he wants to go. Tell him to stop and segment a part of space, then take a high-powered microscope and find that one marked electron in that segment.?What do you think his chances of being successful would be? It would be one in 10^157.?Remember, this number represents the chance of only 48 prophecies coming true in one person (there are 456 total prophecies concerning Jesus).
    http://www.johnankerberg.org/A.....1103-3.pdf?

    MESSIANIC CONVERGENCE IN THE GOSPELS: A NEW WAY TO FRAME THE ARGUMENT FROM OLD TESTAMENT FULFILMENT (Of Prophecies)
    by Jonathan McLatchie – March 2020
    https://crossexamined.org/messianic-convergence-in-the-gospels-a-new-way-to-frame-the-argument-from-old-testament-fulfilment/

    As well, the present day existence of Israel is rightly considered to be a stunning modern day confirmation of numerous Old Testament biblical prophecies that predicted exactly that.

    The Regathering of Israel
    Excerpt: The regathering of Israel is an often repeated prediction of the Bible, mentioned in a multitude of passages. The Jews were globally dispersed for 1,900 years, and yet, during that time they were able to retain their cultural and religious identity. In recent years, they were reestablished as a nation against all odds. This would be about as likely as the Native Americans being given back their land in the United States! In fact, that would be more likely—given the fact that the Native Americans were not globally dispersed for almost two millennia.
    Let’s consider the predictions that the Bible makes in this regard. Below is a partial list of verses that predict the regathering of Israel. For more passages, see the endnote.[i]
    http://www.evidenceunseen.com/.....of-israel/

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    bornagain77 says:

    Jesus Himself predicted that Israel would be dispersed until the times of the gentiles were fulfilled.

    Luke 21:24
    They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

    In fact, Jesus accurately predicted that Jerusalem would be destroyed

    Matthew 24 1;2
    As Jesus left the temple and was walking away, His disciples came up to Him to point out its buildings.
    “Do you see all these things?” He replied. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

    The eyewitness account, by the Jewish historian Josephus, of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, is sobering reading because of the chilling horrors that it entails in its retelling

    Of the War — Book VI
    Containing the interval of about one month.
    From the great extremity to which the Jews were reduced, to the taking of Jerusalem by Titus.
    https://penelope.uchicago.edu/josephus/war-6.html

    Even Sir Isaac Newton, who is considered the father of modern physics, was a avid student of Bible prophecy and held from his reading of the Bible, and years before it was remotely feasible, that the Jews would eventually return to their land.

    Israeli library uploads (Sir Isaac) Newton’s theological texts – February 15, 2012
    Excerpt: He’s considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time.,, However, the curator of Israel’s national library’s humanities collection said Newton was also a devout Christian who dealt far more in theology than he did in physics,, “He (Sir Isaac Newton) took a great interest in the Jews, and we found no negative expressions toward Jews in his writing,” said Levy-Rubin. “He (years before it was remotely feasible) said the Jews would ultimately return to their land.”
    http://www.physorg.com/news/20.....gical.html

    Thus in conclusion, if Durendal had even a small inkling of just how uncanny the Bible has been in its fulfilled prophecies, he would not have dared made such a mockery of Biblical prophecy as he has apparently done with his sad joke of computer program.

    After all, as I pointed out at the start of this post, false prophets, (such a Durendal has made himself out to be with his sad joke of a computer program), were killed in the Old Testament!

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