Friday, May 05, 2006

Replacement Parts

The Koreans have done something that is either very dastardly or very good, and at the moment I'm not sure which. This robot they've created - EveR - is the work of scientists, so my gut instinct is to distrust it; however, the idea that we could one day create a perfect walking, talking female robot strikes me as a good thing, if only because keeping one around the house that serves as a role model for our wives and daughters, teaching them that the true duty of women, according to the Bible, is to serve their husbands, could be infinitely valuable. Also, if we can one day advance the technology enough, we could eventually create an army of machines that worships the Lord Our God, programming our robots to respect and obey the Bible. They could then serve as enforcers and ensure that Americans are going to Church, praying, etc., and they could even immediately administer the appropriate punishment. It would be much like the Virtue Police one finds in Saudi Arabia or in the old Taliban-ed Afghanistan, except our robots would truly be doing good, because they would not be worshipers of a heathen religion like Islam. At the same time, we'd have engineered an army that glories God, which our Lord would surely love.

But then I can't help but to think of the potential consequences, namely that our women will become lazy because they will have a robot to boss around. And there's also the possibility that men will prefer the robots to the women, especially since machines cannot get pregnant. This will deprive women of their opportunity to repent for original sin, while affording men the opportunity to lust without facing the consequences of children. And finally, if woman was made spiritually corruptible and inferior because she was made from the rib of a man, just imagine what could be done to robots that are made by men. The consequences could be grave, indeed. Ah, you see, having realized this last conclusion, I've now determined that these androids are a terrible idea; and all of you should also notice how I was immediately drawn to the "promise" of science, nearly corrupted by the possibility of doing good when, in fact, science is rarely capable of such a thing. This is why, as I've argued before, science should only be in the hands of true, virtuous Christians, and not Koreans, unless, of course, they are Christian.


Anonymous Snazzlepuff said...

*skips around room singing at top of lungs*

"I want a Korean robot now for Christmas,
Only a Korean robot now will do..."

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Original sin is such bull. It tells you right there in the Book how many generations God holds you accountable for the sins of your ancestry, and there have been plenty more generations than that even in your warped view where the world has only existed for some thousands of years.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

anonymous -- no, you are wrong. the bible is repleat with references to original sin. For example, I point you to timothy in the new testament:

14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

Those are the same types of bible quotations that you keep spewing forth to explain everything. I'm sorry, Nathaniel, but bible quotations quoting basically the same thing over and over again do not constitute a "one size fits all" morality.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

ryven -- the bible is the only morality you or I need to live the righteous life that God demands of us. unfortunately for the both of us it is not enough to lead you to Christ, for you are an especially hard egg to crack, with evil lodged deep within. in any event, there is right and there is wrong, good and evil. your moral relativism, your morals r us ethics, fall in the the latter category.

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

I still find it hilarious that you're still so blind as to think that anything different than your thoughts and the Bible are evil. My thoughts are evil? No. My thoughts aren't evil. My thoughts are free. I don't live out my life in constant fear, so much as I have no life to live anymore.
I don't "crack" under religious bullies. Influencing people by means of fear, threats and browbeating is being a bully, plain and simple. Grow up. Open your eyes.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

ryven -- living you life in constant fear IS a life, and it is a life that will bring you eternal happiness. your free will is leading you only to Hell. and while i'm sure it will bring you 70+ years of temporary, shallow happiness, the suffing you will endure for an eternity will make you regret it. and your thoughts ARE evil, for they are self-centered and unclean. your thoughts aren't even thoughts -- they are desires. you should desire only one thing: to please God. to accomplish this, you should think of only raising children, pleasing your husband, and cleansing the earth of sinners. everything else is evil. telling you this does not make me a bully. i would be a bully if, after telling you all this, i came over to your house and hit you. i'm not a violent man, though. instead, i will pray that we one day have androids to make up our Virtue Police Force, so THEY can bully you.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

Self centered? I can only assume you think my thoughts -and yes, they are thoughts, not desires- are selfish is because I've been trying to defend my mode of thought. If you wanted to get into a circular debate, we could assume that all thoughts and concerns are by their very nature selfish, because even the "unselfish" ones are thought because they make you feel good. But I've never been a fan of that sort of logic. Some things cans be over-thought.

I'm afraid I can't ever really prove to you that a great deal of my thoughts are unselfish, because you'll never really know me. Maybe the fact that I come to this site and fight back against you, even though it makes me angry and upset, might give you an inkling. I don't want to see other people hurt by the things you fundementalists -or any other extremist groups, for that matter- say and do. But I doubt you'd see it.

I think you're afraid to see it; see that other people can be perfectly happy and spiritual without your mode of spirituality. I think it scares you because it's alien to you, so you hide behind your bible and yuor hate filled thoughts.

To limit one's thought to only a small spectrum of things poison's the soul. It takes away the ability to see other points of view, or to accept other ideas. You have to keep your brain exercised and flexible to be a productive member of society, otherwise it grows stiff and confining, and you become so trapped in your own little world that you can't interact with the one around you. This is what obsessing over something like religion does to people. Now, I'm not saying that people shouldn't be religious -whatever floats your boat- but I think when you make it your own little world, you fail to see the world around you. You try and apply the laws you've been taught or have made up for yourself to others, only to find resistance, because they don't live in the tiny world you've made for yourself.

You must be open to the world for the world to be open to you. Even if you don't agree with it.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Led Head said...


Here is a quote from the opening article in this thread:

"Ah, you see, having realized this last conclusion, I've now determined that these androids are a terrible idea; and all of you should also notice how I was immediately drawn to the "promise" of science, nearly corrupted by the possibility of doing good when, in fact, science is rarely capable of such a thing."

And here is a more recent quote: "i would be a bully if, after telling you all this, i came over to your house and hit you. i'm not a violent man, though. instead, i will pray that we one day have androids to make up our Virtue Police Force, so THEY can bully you."

And you ask why people don't take anything you say seriously? Maybe it's because your remarks are ignorant, hate-filled, and make very little sense.

You should probably be thankful no one takes you seriously. If they did, you'd be locked up!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Led-Head said...

P.S. I almost forgot self-contradictory. I'm adding it now.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

ryven -- you are a great teaching tool. for all the effort you spend trying to protect the world from people like me, most everyone recognizes that I speak the truth of the Lord our God. my students and our fellow Christian soldiers recognize your struggle against the truth. so, despite the anger i am sensing from your most recent posts, I thank you...

3:04 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

led head -- i don't know what's wrong with you, really. i'm used to people like ryven raving on about her secularist point of view. But you... you attempt to insult me, but you merely prove my point. you hurl insults, but it is clear from everything you say you've no clear grasp of what it means to believe in a higher power whose wrath will destroy everything we've ever known. ryven is desperate in her beliefs, but you... i don't think you beleive in anything.

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

I feel very, very sorry for the people who believe that filthy hate and lies that you spew forth in the guise of Jesus' teachings. I suppose the only comfort I can take is to know that if there is a God, that he'll surely cast you into Hell for saying the things you've said in Jesus' name.

It's easy to sound holy and justified when you commit acts of hate and bullying in the name of someone greater than you. If you weren't affiliated with a religion, you'd be branded a bigot and ignored. But since you hide behind Christianity, you get all the attention you need.

I'm still offering my help. I can find you a list of doctors that will help you destroy the hate you have in your heart and open yourself up to love. Because this site, what you're preaching, isn't love. I've said this before.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Led Head said...

I wasn't insulting you, at least not in this thread. I was simply stating that your *comments* are asinine because you insist on talking out of both sides of your mouth.

I was also trying to explain why no one takes you seriously, and for that matter, why no one wants to.

I do believe in God, as I've stated before. In fact, I talk to him almost every day, and this morning he told me to give you this message: Quit taking my words and twisting them to fit your own selfish agenda. He also told me to tell you to take Ryven's advice and get some therapy.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Led-Head said...

P.S. Why don't you try preaching Jesus' messages of love instead of trying to coherce people into Christianity by bullying them.

12:49 AM  

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