Sticky Post: Three Mags you may like…

[Either click on the links provided in THIS post below, or you can find them in the RIGHT SIDEBAR of this blog, just click on the image for each of these magazines that are updated on a regular basis. Thank you, Vee]

I have just started three magazines. You can subscribe to them if you are interested in articles from around the web that deal with three topics… “Transhumanism & The Singularity“, “Liberties (that are being) Lost“, and “Wars & Rumours” of wars. They are updated with the latest news that I have gleaned from the Web. Please feel free to subscribe and share them with friends that you think would be interested.

Sincerely

Vee

 

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Transhumanism, singularity, AI

What will the not too distant future look like?  Will humankind be transformed into something totally different?  How is the latest technology pushing us towards a new kind of human?  Is this new kind of human light years away?  Is this new human for the elite?  Are we already evolving and entering a new paradigm (technological Rapture ) where even the catholic Church has become involved?  This magazine pulls articles from major players who think outside of the box.  It lets you pull all the pieces of the puzzle together.  No commentary,  just the latest news you won’t hear about on the news yet is so life changing that everyone will be affected in some way.  Please share and subscribe to get the full benefits of information… (the complimentary magazine that is a must read is called,  “Liberties Lost”,  these two must be read together to understand the BIG PICTURE)… http://flip.it/tfVZP

The Most Valiant Attempts to Program Our Five Senses Into Robots | Motherboard

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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-most-valiant-attempts-to-program-our-five-senses-into-robots

Ever since humans first envisionedrobots, we’ve thought about how to make the machines more like us. Robotscompete against us on game shows, and rendezvous with us in the bedroom (or at least, make virtual sex feel real). But part of being human is sensing the world around us in a particular way, and doing it all at the same time. 

This is much more complicated than it seems, as scientists haven’t fully unraveled how we’re able to sense what we do; it’s both our hardware and software that contain codes that are difficult to crack. Still, scientists power through, discovering how their own senses work while crafting artificial versions of them. Here are some of the most valiant attempts to get robots to taste, smell, touch, hear, and see in the most human way possible.

Why artificial intelligence is the future of religion – Salon.com

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In an interview with RD earlier this year, Mary-Jane Rubenstein discussed how advances in physics are blurring the line between science and theology as physicists come to terms with cosmological concepts that were once the domain of theological speculation, like multiple universes. Something similar can be said of digital technology today: that, having left behind their religious roots, computers are raising issues that circle back into religious territory.

At the extreme end of this phenomenon, we have the concept of artificial intelligence, which strikes immediately at questions about the extent of human power, and whether intelligence is distinct from a soul. Meanwhile, some transhumanists foresee a period when the human mind will be uploaded onto a deathless computer. As religion scholar Robert Geraci has argued, this vision of people shedding their imperfect bodies and achieving immortality sounds an awful lot like the Rapture.

http://www.salon.com/2014/09/14/what_robot_theology_tells_us_about_ourselves_partner/

Chrislam

How are we to love?

I can’t tell you how many times I have debated other Christians about the issue of other religions; in particular that one religion which is now a household topic across the globe, Islam. I have many Christians say to me…if I was a Muslim, why would I want to convert to Christianity when so called “Christians” aren’t showing love!

The truth of the matter for me is this, I know how to separate opinion from person. I also know that to love the unsaved means to share the Truth of Salvation found ONLY in our Lord Jesus Christ. Love does NOT mean to join hands and equalise all religions as if there are other paths to God.

The other thing which should be obvious is that when I post on my Social Networks, I am posting to other Christians about Islam, and I would most definitely take a different approach to a Muslim in my “actual” life. So yes, I do post about other religions and how they fail to lead to the Salvation Message, that being the cross and everything that goes along with it. And I do point out the many glaring differences found between the bible and the Koran. And all of this MAY sound a bit harsh. But in reality, I would do the exact same thing person to person, AND (and this is a big AND) I would do it with the love for the other person as they are created in the Image of God! What I write on social media cannot show the heartfelt love I have for the unsaved. Social Media is really a poor format for such complicated matters and anything that is written can be perceived a myriad of different ways by the reader.

A recent post by Bill Muehlenberg has succinctly shown just how far well intentioned Christians are going in how they approach people of other faiths. They are showing “solidarity” towards Islam via a number of means. Just think about the word, solidarity. It actually means… “unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.” He raises an important question… is this the right way to go? Is it biblical? And should we, as Christians, show unity?

I guess the question every Christian must ask themselves is this… what is love? And will our love (how ever we choose to show it) point to error, repentance and to the ONLY way to God?

Please take the time to read Bill Muehlenberg’s article…

Now, are Christians to love Muslims, or atheists or Satanists or cultists for that matter? Absolutely. But of course you don’t love them by defending their false worldview, by telling them they are just fine as they are, and by pretending that their beliefs are no better or worse than your beliefs. That is called syncretism and compromise, and that is how we destroy the gospel of Jesus Christ.

When Paul came to Athens with all of its idols and false gods, he did not seek to establish an interfaith service, or promote religious harmony, or set up an ecumenical movement. In fact, we are clearly told that Paul was “grieved in his spirit” (Acts 17:16) over all these idols and false belief systems. Thus he debated with the Athenians in the hope of showing them biblical truth.

Sure, he sought to build bridges with them and so he quotes a few of their poets and philosophers. But this was certainly not in the interests of just getting along, or of showing solidarity with people of other faiths. He built apologetics bridges in order to reach them for Christ and deliver them from their false and dead-end religions. [source]

Self Defence and Scripture » Bill Muehlenberg’s CultureWatch

There has been so much fuzzy thinking on this topic coming from some believers that it is worth giving a brief overview of the biblical data on this. After all, it is the Word of God which should be guiding our thinking here, not emotion, not ideology, not political correctness, and not the sentimental secular mush of the surrounding culture.

This may well be the first of many more such articles on this issue. And in this case I am happy to defer to another writer. Sometimes a Christian thinker presents such a good short and sweet summary piece on a topic, that it would be foolish of me to ignore it and to reinvent the wheel. So in this case I simply want to reprint an entire article by Joseph Farah.
http://billmuehlenberg.com/2012/12/20/self-defence-and-scripture/