Updated: Nov 5
Throughout history, religions dreamed about having a book written by a superhuman intelligence, by a non-human entity.” 'In a few years, there might be religions that are actually correct,' Yuval Harari. He also said, “ A.I. could not only write a new “Bible,” but also a correct one.
The words Artificial intelligence (A.I.), first appeared in the early 1950’s (1954 to be more precise). A.I. is the ability of a computer or computer-assisted robot to perform tasks such as the ability to reason, give meaning, and learn from experience, etc., that only intelligent beings like a human can do. A.I. has become deeply integrated into every aspect of society, and its remarkable ascent has been astonishing, with seemingly unlimited potential. However, there is growing concern that A.I.'s capabilities could eventually exceed human intelligence, giving rise to apprehensions that it might wield unprecedented power, potentially even resembling the abilities traditionally associated with the divine.
Prof. Yuval Harari at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem predicts the rise of a new human species called Homo Deus (Latin "Homo" meaning man or human and "Deus" meaning God, “God-Man.”) He also said that A.I. could not only write a new “Bible” but also a correct one.
LET US PONDER
A.I. has many advantages, such as executing highly complex tasks with ease, augmenting the capabilities to individual needs, and efficient decision-making processes. These soulless machines can create soulless compositions and emotional poetry. There are cult groups that worship A.I. due to their belief that it could attain a state of technological singularity where technological growth would be uncontrollable. The reality is that modern man made a man-machine, but not a God-machine, that does not possess a mind or consciousness or any divine attributes.
Whether it's the tale of the Tower of Babel, the worshiping of Aaron's golden calf, or the contemporary hypothesis regarding the interbreeding of soulless primates and Neanderthals (who were believed to have a soul), as well as the emergence of modern A.I., these instances collectively exemplify the inherent tendency of humanism to diminish the role of God and challenge His authority.
A.I. Humanists believe that in earlier times, authority was attributed to gods and sacred texts. Now, the authority resides within humanity, emphasizing a "Homodeus" or god-like aspect of man.
This outlook encourages seeking answers from within, relying on human emotions and feelings rather than divine sources. Humanism underscores the idea that human emotions, not necessarily rational thinking, are the basis for authority. It doesn't dictate right or wrong but acknowledges that there is no higher authority than the inherent human experience, challenging the belief in the sanctity of humanity as a distinct creation of God, with the divine presence manifesting in human form. It is my perspective that these humanistic endeavors aim to deny the Sovereignty of God and undermine the idea of human uniqueness as a special creation of God and the embodiment of divinity in human beings.
However, the Scripture is clear about the fate of humanism…
The pride of your heart has deceived you,
You who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
Whose habitation is high;
You who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’
Though you ascend as high as the eagle,
And though you set your nest among the stars,
From there I will bring you down,” says the Lord. Obadiah 1:4