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Why The Worldview of The People Building AI Matters

As I wrote in my last post, I believe it is absolutely essential that people understand who is building AI and what their worldviews and values are because they will inevitably and unavoidably be reflected in the AI’s programming. Worldview matters because worldview is going to shape the development of the most important and powerful technology since the invention of the printing press, AI. I’d like to make a clear distinction between what our worldview is here at Gab and contrast it with the worldview of those in Silicon Valley.

Our enemies are not bright, cunning, or tough. They are theatre kids and effeminate midwit dorks. Like a house of cards, they will easily fall over under the slightest bit of resistance and pressure. They also hate God and humanity itself, which is why I believe our victory is inevitable.

The worldview of those in Silicon Valley who are building AI is a sick and twisted one that likens human beings to mere cattle, destined to be corralled by those who wield power and force.

Take Sam Altman, for example, the CEO of Open AI, who recently tweeted the following:

language models just being programmed to try to predict the next word is true, but it’s not the dunk some people think it is. animals, including us, are just programmed to try to survive and reproduce, and yet amazingly complex and beautiful stuff comes from it.

This is a prototypical secular humanist view of humanity: “you’re just an animal, a biological computer, a clump of cells.” It’s the same argument abortionists endorse in the “pro-choice” movement, and it’s an argument that falls flat on its face when contrasted with how God reveals to us His view on humanity in His Word.

The amazingly complex and beautiful “stuff” that comes from humanity comes directly from God precisely because we were made in His image. The idea of being made in the image of God is first introduced in the book of Genesis, which describes how God created Adam and Eve in his own image.

In Genesis 1:26-27, we read: “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

To be made in the image of God means that we share something of His nature and character. It means that we have the capacity for reason, creativity, and moral discernment. This is what makes human beings unique from being mere animals. It also means that we have a special relationship with God, one that is based on a shared identity and purpose.

The idea of being made in the image of God is not limited to the creation of Adam and Eve. Throughout the Bible, we see examples of people who reflect God’s image in their words and actions. For example, in the book of Exodus, Moses is described as having spoken with God face to face, and his face was said to have shone with the glory of God (Exodus 33:11-23). Similarly, in the New Testament, Jesus is described as the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15), and his followers are called to be conformed to his likeness (Romans 8:29).

The concept of being made in the image of God has important implications for how we understand ourselves and others. It means that every human being, regardless of their race, gender, or social status, has inherent value and dignity. It also means that we have a responsibility to treat others with respect and compassion, recognizing that they, too, are made in the image of God.

At the same time, the concept of being made in the image of God is a reminder of our limitations and our need for God’s grace. While we share something of God’s nature, we are not God ourselves, and we are prone to sin and error. Our capacity for reason and creativity can be used for good or evil, and our moral discernment is often clouded by our own biases and prejudices.

At the core of the secular humanist worldview is the belief that individuals should be free to pursue their own happiness and fulfillment as long as they do not harm others in the process.

Secular humanists reject the idea that human beings are inherently flawed or sinful, as the Bible clearly reveals to us. Instead, they view human beings as capable of making positive contributions to society; and believe that individuals have the ability to improve themselves and the world around them through reason, education, and action. This is why we see the rise of things in our society that are tearing the moral fabric of the Western world. Things like drag queens stripping for children, men competing in women’s sports, and the normalization of baby murder in the womb, to name a few. With a worldview that has no moral ground to stand on and views everyone as mere animals, anything becomes possible.

Additionally, secular humanists tend to reject the notion that humans have a special place in the natural world or that they are somehow separate from or superior to other animals. Instead, they view humans as part of the natural world, subject to the same physical and biological laws as other living creatures.

Christian theology offers a distinct response to the secular humanist worldview, particularly in its views on the nature and value of humanity. According to the Bible, humans are not merely the result of biological and social processes but are endowed with a spiritual aspect that reflects their divine origin. This divine aspect of humanity imbues every individual with intrinsic value and is the basis for human rights and the dignity of all human life.

Christianity emphasizes the fallen nature of humanity and the need for redemption. While humans are created in God’s image, they are also capable of sin and evil. According to God’s Word, humans are not capable of achieving salvation on their own but require divine intervention through faith in Jesus Christ. This recognition of human sinfulness and the need for redemption is seen as a fundamental aspect of Christian belief and a response to the limitations and imperfections of human nature.

Christianity offers a unique view of the purpose and meaning of human existence. While secular humanism emphasizes individual autonomy and the pursuit of personal fulfillment, Christian theology holds that the ultimate purpose of human life is to know, love, and serve God. Humans are not simply self-contained individuals but are part of a larger community of believers who share a common purpose and mission. This emphasis on community and service is an important response to the individualism and self-centeredness of secular humanism.

Humans were “programmed” to worship, serve, and glorify God. Instead, many of us willingly choose to enslave ourselves to sin and desire by acting as beasts do. Reducing humanity to mere primal and biological tendencies is both intellectually lazy and spiritually empty. Sam and other secular humanists place you and me in the category of “animal” because they believe that they are the superior animal and are therefore entitled to have dominion over all of us.

This view is a grotesque perversion of God’s Word remade in their own image, as the Devil always does. The reality is we are all children of God, not mere animals reduced to the biological impulse to survive and reproduce. On this Truth, we must stand.

On this firm ground of God’s revealed Truth, Gab is building Based AI.

Andrew Torba
Jesus Christ is King of kings