Monday, March 16, 2015

Holy Robots

I have been reading a book on robotics lately (I shared a post earlier of robots working together). As I've said before, it's amazing and horrifying...

But I read a section the other day that was very disturbing. Holy robots. No, I'm not kidding and I'm not talking about robots that are somehow anointed (maybe they are?). They are robots that are given the task of performing holy duties. Like one that will pray for you.

Now robots are supposed to be designed to do the tasks that we don't want to do, they're dangerous, they take too much time, etc. But what does it say about us that we are developing robots to do religious tasks for us? Are we so lazy in our faith we want a robot to pray for us? One gentleman had a more noble pursuit in mind, the robot would teach children the acts of faith. That sounds great on the surface, but again, what does it say about us that we are too lazy to teach our children ourselves about the acts of faith and instead give it off to a robot to do?

Maybe we don't all have robots doing our holy chores, but are there things we know we should do for Jesus that we simply don't because it takes to much time or we simply don't want to?

Never get tired of doing good. ~ II Thessalonians 3:13b


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