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BibleGPT - King James Version Padre Booth, ala Philip K. Dick

Artificial intelligence BibleGPT by @itwsandrewgao, trained on the King James Version of the bible, is ready to answer your questions.


('Tell me your torments.')

The Bible tells us that God is our strength and our refuge in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). In the book of Isaiah, it says, "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10). We are also instructed to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to rely on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). In the book of Philippians, it says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).

In his 1969 novel Galactic Pot-Healer, science fiction author Philip K. Dick describes a padre booth:

Getting to his feet he crossed the waiting room to the Padre booth; seated inside he put a dime into the slot and dialed at random. The marker came to rest at Zen.
"Tell me your torments," the Padre said, in an elderly voice marked with compassion. And slowly; it spoke as if there were no rush, no pressure. All was timeless.
Joe said, "I haven't worked for seven months and now I've got a job that takes me out of the Sol System entirely, and I'm afraid. What if I can't do it? What if after so long I've lost my skill?"
The Padre's weightless voice floated reassuringly back to him. "You have worked and not worked. Not working is the hardest work of all."
That's what I get for dialing Zen, Joe said to himself. Before the Padre could intone further he switched to Puritan Ethic.
"Without work," the Padre said, in a somewhat more forceful voice, "a man is nothing. He ceases to exist."
Rapidly, Joe dialed Roman Catholic. "God and God's love will accept you," the Padre said in a faraway gentle voice. "You are safe in His arms. He will never—"
Joe dialed Allah. "Kill your foe," the Padre said. "I have no foe," Joe said. "Except for my own weariness and fear of failure." "Those are enemies," the Padre said, "which you must overcome in a jihad ; you must show yourself to be a man, and a man, a true man, is a fighter who fights back." The Padre's voice was stern.
Joe dialed Judaism. "A bowl of Martian fatworm soup—" the Padre began soothingly, but then Joe's money wore out; the Padre closed down, inert and dead—or anyhow dormant.

I think we're close to having our Padre booth.

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