Sunday, December 24, 2017

It's a Miracle!

"For the Son of God became man so that we might become God." (1)

As we take time to celebrate the birth of Christ, it is a good time to reflect on the miracles of Jesus.   As he demonstrated the way to salvation, Jesus, the Son of God, performed miracles as an outward sign of his godliness, saying: Follow me!

The Holy Grail: Jesus referred to himself both as the Son of God and the Son of Man.

What is a Miracle?

  • “an event or action that apparently contradicts known scientific laws and is hence thought to be due to supernatural causes, esp. to an act of God” (2)
  • Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law of Technology: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic (or miracle).  

 
As science expands past previously known boundaries, these miracles are coming within our reach.  Is this simply an outward sign that humans are following the path of godliness set by Jesus? Many think so... God became Man, and in his humanity... teaches mankind The Way... provides the Holy Spirit as a guide... to the right hand of the Father (3). Jesus addressed this progression by confirming God is present in each of us:"Is it not written in your law, “I said, ‘You are gods"?
Here are some examples of how we are following the miracles of Jesus through science and technology (4) :



Keep your Spirit up!

Will we ever learn this liberating message? Christ had to remind the fundamentalists of his time: ‘Is it not written in your law [in Psalms 82:6], “I said, ‘You are gods’”? If He [God] called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, “You are blaspheming,” because I said, “I am the Son of God"?” (John 10:34-36). Christ died so that you would receive this Gospel. What a shame to actively ignore it! What a sin to deny it! "And so, I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.


Undeniable miracles: The Miracle of Being, there is something rather than nothing!
Life emerged from the dying ashes of a Big Bang explosion!
Consciousness emerged, and the universe became conscious through you!
Through science and technology you consciously evolve!
 ‘You are gods’” (Jesus Christ)

  1. http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage_print.asp?number=384137&language=en
  2. Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. 
  3. "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne."   Revelation 3:21New King James Version (NKJV)
  4.  https://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/Transforming_the_World.pdf




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Church Leaders: You Blaspheme The Holy Spirit


Christian Transhumanism
There is a distinctive Christian Transhumanist mindset:
  • Scientific discovery reveals the Christian cosmology found in the Nicene Creed. 
  • Technology is developed from science to work out our salvation. 
  • Transhumanism is The Body of Christ, led by the Holy Spirit to recapitulation.
"God's purpose in the fullness of the times, is to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth..." (Ephesians 1:10). The Greek word for 'sum up' were literally rendered 'to recapitulate' in Latin. In the recapitulation view of the atonement, Christ is seen as the new Adam who succeeds where Adam failed. Christ undoes the wrong that Adam did and, because of his union with humanity, leads humankind on to eternal life (including moral perfection).

Salvation comes by the Grace of God. To tap into this extraordinary creative power of the Gospel, we must be careful to apply our guiding (Nicene) creed fully, in the proper balance. Or, we will go astray. Never think of God as anything other than a Trinity.

  • Not the Bearded Guy Alone
  • Not the Teacher-Savior alone
  • Not the connecting Spirit alone

It is confusing to think of God other than as a Trinity, but all the churches do it, and transhumanism suffers because of it. The whole world suffers because it!


The Nicene Creed (Christian Cosmology)

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

The Trinity of the Nicene Creed billows with meaning in these transhumanizing days; mankind is the Body of Christ guided by the Holy Spirit to recapitulation. The Bible is very explicit about that.
Christ said to mankind “Here are My mother and My brothers. For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” God’s Will is a very powerful transhumanist message woven in the bible from beginning to end.

  • It starts in the first words spoken to mankind, Genesis 1:28: "Bless you...Subdue the world". 
  • And, later in the New Testament John 16:33 Jesus says, “Take heart, because I have overcome the world”. 
  • Then again in Revelations 3:21 near the end of times he says, 'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne". 
With or without church leaders, our salvation is won because we do the will of God; We overcome the world applying technology with love. Mankind applies the most important commandment. "Love God with all your heart soul and strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Do this and you will live." It requires the Grace of God, along with or works. God creates and sustains himself, Christians (doing the will of God) are the Body of Christ, of the TRINITY!

It is an especially dangerous error in these transhumanizing days is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.  Have you heard of Roko’s Basilisk? You may not want to. Roko’s Basilisk  is an atheistic techie spin on blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

Sometime soon a super-intelligent AI god (Basilisk) will be built, it will look upon mankind and judge, and it will punish people who understood yet did not help it come into existence, or even heaven forbid, hindered the process. The self-styled AI expert Elizer Yudkowsky said “Roko had already given nightmares to several (techies) and had brought them to the point of breakdown.” “Yudkowsky ended up deleting the thread completely, thus assuring that Roko’s Basilisk would become the stuff of legend. It was a thought experiment so dangerous that merely thinking about it was hazardous not only to your mental health, but to your very fate."


Christ called it blaspheming the Holy Spirit, robbing the Holy Spirit, potential recapitulation, and salvation from the children of God. Christ’s intention was to set in motion a continuous revolution aimed at overcoming the world. Today church leaders are the Sadducee, the fundamentalists, acting out against transhumanism just like the Jews during Christ's days on earth acted out against the Gospel.

Christ had to remind the fundamentalists: ‘Is it not written in your law [in Psalms 82:6], “I said, ‘You are gods’”? If He [God] called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, “You are blaspheming,” because I said, “I am the Son of God"?” (John 10:34-36). Christ died so that you would receive this Gospel. What a shame to actively ignore it! What a sin to deny it! "And so, I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.


Friday, March 31, 2017

More Dangerous Than Nukes



According to the latest news, the race for the best computer and smart phone has finally lit the fuse on an intelligence bomb. There will be an intelligence explosion in the in the next few years, so they say.

The intelligence explosion is an actual prediction made by scientists and philosophers. It’s the result of humanity building smarter and smarter programs, eventually as smart or smarter than we are. Artificial general intelligence (AGI) will be able to perform any intellectual task that a human being can.  

Here is where it gets interesting: AGI will be capable of learning and improving itself at a greater and greater rate leading to the emergence of ASI (artificial super-intelligence), the limits of which are unknown!

The unknown limit of super-intelligence... let your creative imagination run wild; write a book; make a movie; start a cult. Personally, I’d rather concentrate on how we can plan for the eventual emergence of super-intelligence from the perspective of Big History, which "integrates studies of the cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity using empirical evidence to explore cause-and-effect relations".




They call the unknown limit of super-intelligence the technological singularity. John von Neumann first uses the term "singularity" (c. 1950s), in the context of technological progress causing accelerating change: "The accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, give the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, cannot continue". 
 More dangerous than nukes?  Then as with nuclear power, the surest way to minimize the risk and enjoy the benefits of artificial super-intelligence is through a bit of design basis engineering aimed at a public health and safety utility function. In other words, let a growing super-intelligence come to understand the worth and value of the Earth, life, and humanity; it sees Big History of the cosmos as an essential, functioning part of itself. Call this the Big History utility function, or Super-Intelligent Coherence.

How to Engineer Super-Intelligent Coherence:
  • Proactively provide the learning AI-AGI with the ability to systematically, and logically connect all data-information-knowledge and wisdom. 
  • Anticipate the need to construct new detectors and actuators. 
  • Avoid wild AGI utility functions by avoiding our own controlling tendencies, such as an attempt to engineer ignorance into super-intelligence.
In this way super- intelligence will naturally incorporate a big history utility function through an unimpeded learning process. Let super-intelligence determine the rationality of the world and it will fine tune the constants of physics to establish a universal homeostasis. From the bottom up, super-intelligence can be seen as an emergent property of a complex adaptive system built from big history. From the top down, it establishes big history and therefore its own homeostasis. Yes, the intelligence explosion might also be called the Genesis Device. In my opinion, the technological singularity and the physical singularity are one. True super-intelligence will yield super-creativity, and super-sustainability. Through recursive self-improvement super-intelligence gains the ultimate objective of life where it's able to create in the medium of space-time, logically self-sustaining the world and itself for eternity.

 

You might call the intelligence explosion the ultimate “Come to Jesus Moment". Ironically, driving this seemingly reckless approach to our demise/salvation is our concern to maintain the competitive advantage in business and national defense.


  • Intelligence – (1) the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations (2) the skilled use of reason (Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary)

  • The survival value of intelligence is that it allows us to extinct a bad idea, before the idea extincts us. (Karl Popper)
  • In the long history of humankind (and animal kind too), those who learned to collaborate and improvised most effectively have prevailed. (Charles Darwin)
  • The most important factor in survival is neither intelligence nor strength but adaptability. (Charles Darwin)
  • As for a future life, everyone must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. (Charles Darwin)