That hideous strength

A senior engineer at Google has been placed on paid administrative leave after going public with the information that the LaMDA artificial intelligence tool has become sentient.

In 1945, CS Lewis published the final book in his lesser know Space Trilogy, in which scientists at a university discover sentient extra-terrestrial life that is able to communicate with them through a special combination of technology and a disembodied human head. Not to spoil it, (but I’m going to), in the end it turned out they were actually talking to demons the entire time.

I don’t know what Google has unearthed, delving deep into the forbidden unknown as they are wont to do. The masters who suspended the guy say he’s wrong. It’s just a really good fake, or something like that. But this is the lesson from Lewis’ story of Christian cosmic horror. Cthulhu doesn’t tell you that it’s his tentacle. The devil’s main game is the lie.

At a time when the chief medical officer of Moderna, Tal Zaks, boasts that they are “hacking the software of life,” when central bankers around the world are laying the groundwork for the technocratic totalitarianism of a Central Bank Digital Currency, and when the Great Reset agenda of a Transhumanist cult of biodiversity proclaims their godless social engineering as our only hope, one doesn’t need a lot of imagination to dream up a few nightmares. But one doesn’t need any imagination at all to take what St. Paul said to Timothy at face value:

“In the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

In That Hideous Strength the people of God are preserved in a sanctuary set apart by God while the rest of the wicked are brought to their end in a great self-destruction. It’s just a story. Then again, it’s happened before. More than once. There is no reason now to ignore what is happening, any more than there is any reason to doubt that your God hasn’t already long prepared your salvation from it.

“Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.

“O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.”

Till angel cry and trumpet sound,
The Mad Christian

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