I rarely read books like The Singularity is Near, but I was drawn to this book. Search the web or the libraries or the bookstores and you will find countless books by evolutionists who think they understand the world and the myriad aspects of this world like life, death, religion, philosophy, politics, morality, sexuality, psychology, and on and on. As I read it I realized its profundity existed for one reason and one reason only, it speaks the truth. This is not to say that every assertion that Kurzweil makes is true; they are not. He makes some silly and some old assertions and gives the concerns of religion, of theism, very little attention in his book. But, that’s okay. He is an irreligious man who believes not in God. Man, for him, is GOD. He believes that man’s literal intercourse with machine reproduces an even GREATER GOD! And, since man is God and does the programming that makes the machine which ultimately makes the machineman, then the machineman is good as God is good. Thus, according to Kurzweil, have no fear for superman(machine) is here!
So, what is so profound about The Singularity is Near? Mainly the term, singularity, which it brings to light, for that term essentially means “oneness.” Kurzweil predicts, indeed prophesies more accurately than most Christians, the soon-coming oneness of man and machine. “I and my Father are One!” proclaimed Jesus. “I and my Machine will be One!” proclaims Kurzweil, and believe me, if nothing changes within the next few decades Kurzweil or someone like him will proclaim, and may proclaim truly, “The SINGULARITY IS HERE. I and my machine ARE ONE. WE ARE GOD!”
Within this idea dwells nothing less than the grand scheme and aspiration of Satan which is to dethrone the one true God. Yet, the truth and the mystery remains that God made man in His Image. God made man like Himself. But, he could not, and he did not, do it in the way Kurzweil wants to do it. He did not make man an automaton (although Kurzweil despises to use this phrase with respect to his own vision). He created man in such a way that in order to become like his creator, he had to want to become like him. He had to come to the point where he could discern good and evil and willingly choose the good. Only then could man proceed to become like God. Only then could man ever truly be in God’s image.
Kurzweil, on the other hand, possesses no image of the true God in his mind for he possesses no image of good and evil there. He remains content to make a new type of man after his own image, the image of a machine which has no moral sense, which would as soon do this altruistic charity as that abominable atrocity. Of course he would deny such assertions, for he uses the same lame philosophy as the libertarian who says that so long as one does not harm or damage another, he walks on the moral high ground. But, it is exactly this philosophy which bought us sexual “freedom,” among other evils, and the resulting billions of dollars of cost and debt incurred by trying to cure the dreaded diseases this “freedom” brings. And, of course, free sex doesn’t hurt anybody. Kurzweil, though, would tout this libertarian maxim as if it is the Golden Rule in his dream of immortality. But, he has no comprehension of the Golden Rule’s true meaning, for he does not ground that rule in God’s immutable laws.
“I and My Father are One!” proclaimed Jesus. “I and my Machine are one,” says Kurzweil. With whom are you one?
If you want to be sure of your oneness with God see The Mystery of the Gospel
Radical futurist Ray Kurzweil is rarely wrong — so you might want to listen to him when he syas computers will take over the world in 2045. By David Kushner
What the Bible says about merger and oneness: