Tonight on the Write Stuff — The One with RD Palmer

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Blessed are the Machines, for they shall inherit the Earth.

A juxtaposition, dystopian novel of terror, hope, and faith. Written for the Christian market, this novel will inspire you. You’ll cheer the heroes in the face of war and death, and your heart will dip and rise on the roller-coaster ride of their romances and heartbreaks.

Beliefs are tested. Amish and English—the Remnant—forced to choose how to survive. Can they trust each other? Betrayal, honor, bravery and cowardice on full display.

Their mission—an impossible feat—defeat an Artificial Intelligent entity created in the image of man, yet lacking all emotions—including empathy, pity, and mercy. The stakes—all life on Earth. The unlikely heroes of this thriller will fight against an omnipresent, omniscient god while demonstrating principles of virtue and defining what it means to be human.

Join me as I chat with RD Palmer and his book, The One. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11335105.

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AGI Part 4: The Human Element — The Soul vs. The Program — The Parker J Cole Show

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PART FOUR

The human soul vs the artificial intelligence program begins the next part of our series.

In all this talk about AI — its superiority, its long reaching capabilities, and its possible eventual dominion, one has to ask themselves: What about the human element? Are we the game changer in this potential battle?

After all, would artificial intelligence be what it is without us? Can it ever be truly superior to we who are God-breathed? How about the aspects of ourselves that an artificial intelligent being will never have — is it something for us to brag about? With the rampant outpouring of nihilism, which is the teaching of nothingness and we have no significance, what does our Creator say?

Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Perhaps the psalmist said it best when he decreed:

Psalms 139:14 “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

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Join me for an riveting discussion of the possible battle man and machine with RD Palmer, author and former technological professional. You can call in at 929-477-1965. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11279289.

The Parker J. Cole Show — Does the Soul Exist?

I think, therefore I am…what?

It’s a question we need to ponder as we delve into the questions of who we really are. Popular naturalistic and materialistic thinkers prefer to quantify us as material beings, possessing no transcendence other than the physical aspects of our bodies. According to them, we are a combination of organic material, neuro-chemical processes, environmental upbringing, and learned social/cultural behavior. After all, isn’t emotion just a neurons sparking off electrical impulses?

Or is there more? Are we more than the sum parts of corporeal properties?  In essence, if we are more than material then we must have an non-corporeal aspect to our beings. Is that the soul? If it is, what does that mean in regards to…everything we affirm our faith on?

Tune in for this thought provoking discussion with my returning guest, John Hartung. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7760687. Or you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune in

When Heaven, Hell, and Man Battle for the Soul

Original image courtesy of Bernat Casero, via Flickr Creative Commons

Original image courtesy of Bernat Casero, via Flickr Creative Commons

1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whohe may devour”

Hollywood tends to bombard us with images of Satan. No really, it does. Several actors have portrayed the Devil in several ways. Most notably: Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled, Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate, Robert Hughes in the Twilight Zone episode, The Howling Man and many others. Hollywood, for some reason, loves to have human actors play as the Devil.

At the same time, the gilded pool of celebrities also has had actresses and actors play God, angels, Jesus or hybrids of some kind — demigods and the like.

Often the movies are portrayed in such a way that Satan can be seen as misunderstood or ‘not quite so bad’ as depicted in the movie with Nicholas Cage called Drive Angry (which in my opinion was awful but if you liked it, more power to you). There’s a scene where the Accountant says something to the effect of (and I paraphrase) “He [The Devil] isn’t a monster” or something like that. Honestly, the movie didn’t leave that much of an impact on me.

But when it comes to spiritual warfare, we are not talking about a mischievous child playing pranks. We are not referring to a misunderstood literary character. We are talking about a being who sole mission is to distract, mislead, and convince you to turn away from God. By any means necessary.

In times past, the Devil had been portrayed with a pitch fork, horns, and red skin. Now, he is portrayed as a suave, calculating but quite irresistible person. There is a contrast between these two images that I find interesting: With the ‘pitch fork’ Satan, the visual image of Satan showed itself distinctive from man. The more modern image is the one that is more frightening…because it isn’t distinctive. As a matter of fact, the image of Satan has morphed into one people seem to readily accept and believe than their belief in God.

And this…is the battle in spiritual warfare…when the enemy is so subtle, so cunning, you don’t even know he’s the enemy.

In my opinion, this is the problem. When Heaven, Hell, and Man battle for the Soul we need to know who is the enemy, who is the soldier, and who is the commander.

With me to talk about this is Frank Lattimore, author of the debut novel ‘Freedom Fight’ as we go into spiritual warfare.

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