Humanist Poison–and the Antidote

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I have to admit this news story distressed me. Let the headline speak: “New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn.” (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/delete-thoughts-read-your-mind-without-your-knowledge-neurotechnology-new-human-rights-laws-a7701661.html)

Yeah, I know–first you have to find some before you can delete ’em. But for those of us who still have thoughts, we are now warned about “machines that can read our thoughts,” brought to you by the exciting new field of neurotechnology.

This, they say, could lead to “brain hacking” and other “intrusions.” Like, you wake up in the morning and find yourself thinking, “Y’know, it really is time for a world government! And George Soros is just the one to run it! Man, I love Hillary Clinton!”

The horror, the horror…

We might even get computers that allow you to “type just by thinking.” That doesn’t promise much in the way of readability, let alone literary quality.

Anyway, it truly bothers me to contemplate foolish, power-hungry, sinners getting so much power. And you know they’ll pitch it to us the greatest thing since duct tape. Just wait’ll you see the sales job that they do on this. Don’t be the only one on your block who doesn’t have a computer interface!

The Antidote

God’s word is the antidote. He won’t just sit up there and watch the fun.

I found comfort today in Psalm 46. So here it is, King James Version.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved; he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

God is able to deal with nincompoops who try to rule the world.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

12 responses to “Humanist Poison–and the Antidote

  • Linda Sorci

    The thought police will be out of work if computers take over the job.

    You’re right, Lee. We can find strength, peace, refuge and wisdom in the Word of God. Jesus told Thomas to handle Him – He IS the Word of God!

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  • UnKnowable

    It astounds me that anyone would think this a good idea. Why are people so anxious to surrender their individuality to a computer. These computers will be the death of us, and I’m not entirely joking.

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    • leeduigon

      Sure doesn’t sound like a joke to me.

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    • Watchman

      I think technology will play a significant role during the time of the Anti-Christ. It offers complete control in such a way that past dictators could have only dreamt of. This sort of power and control in the hands of fallen man will not end well.

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    • UnKnowable

      To elaborate, our smart devices, etc, have the capacity to distract like nothing else I’ve seen. Distraction is a great tool in trying to influence someone else’s behavior.

      At this point, computers, smart phones and the like are such an ubiquitous part of human experience that they are beginning to control us more and more. Just firing up your computer or tablet and being pestered to install updates is a distraction. It’s not going to end well.

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      • Linda Sorci

        What perfect tools for the beast system.

        When our power was out for three days about a month ago, I actually felt it a blessing to read my Bible by candle light. Now that’s peace!

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        • UnKnowable

          Amen, Linda.

          I love the benefits of technology, but not the way it has been corrupted.

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          • Linda Sorci

            I’m a dinosaur when it comes to technology. I was past 50 when I first used a computer (my cousin, who taught me, used to call me a dufus lol), and I’ve only had a smart phone for 2 years – 2 years too many 🙂

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          • UnKnowable

            They are, at best, a mixed blessing.

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          • leeduigon

            All I’ve got is this computer, and you know what troubles I have with it.

            These days anything that carries the label “smart” is probably a really good think to walk away from.

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          • Linda Sorci

            You’ll get no argument from me on that, Lee.

            This article was in my inbox this evening and it’s very disturbing. The enemy keeps us so distracted and going in all directions, that we sometimes lose sight of some things. This one really needs more light shone upon it.

            http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/is-god-going-to-bless-a-government-that-gives-500-million-a-year-to-fund-planned-parenthoods-abortion-holocaust

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          • UnKnowable

            It has not escaped my notice that the fortunes of this nation began to decline about the time that abortion became legalized nationwide. To be frank, I don’t anticipate Roe vs Wade as being reversed anytime soon, unless God Himself intervenes in matters and brings it about. In the meantime, I can barely stand to think about what is taking place daily, a Holocost against the unborn.

            This issue has heightened my awareness of a related topic, that being the decline of natural procreation as being a central consideration in marriage. I am NOT advocating an no birth control stance by any means, I believe that people should keep their families at a size which they can support and effectively rear, having time to attend to the upbringing of children.

            That having been said, I have come to the personal conclusion that fitness as a potential parent should be a major consideration in selecting a marriage partner. Too often, people select a marriage partner based upon recreational activities, or simple sexual attraction. While I think it is important to have at least a bit of romantic spark and shared tastes in recreation, etc, can come in handy, even at my age, were I to consider a potential marriage partner my first criteria would be spiritual and my second would be how effective such a person would in the complex task of rearing children to appreciate their Creator, respect their parents and become productive, effective humans that reflect well the fact that they are made in God’s image.

            Even with no potential for reproduction, being past the age of childbearing, I think that these criteria really cut through the nonsense and are a great yardstick by which to evaluate someone’s personality.

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