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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Daily Headlines on contemporary issues that impact a Biblical Christian worldview.

“New AI warning from Elon Musk sparks Fox News panel debate: ‘It presumes to replace us’”…

“Twitter CEO Elon Musk sat down with Fox News host Tucker Carlson for an interview that will air Monday evening, and during it, he issued a chilling warning to the world about artificial intelligence (A.I.): “They’re training the A.I. to lie.”

The reality of a biased A.I. and the damage it could cause became the topic of debate for Fox News’ “Big Sunday Show” panel.”

From: Business & Politics

“Americans worry that religious institutions are watering down, abandoning traditional beliefs: survey”…

“While a significant number of American adults say religious faith is important to their everyday lives, many fear that religious institutions are “watering down” or abandoning traditional beliefs, according to a recent survey. 

On Thursday, Rasmussen Reports released a survey of 1,056 American adults, with 75% saying that faith is important to their everyday lives, an increase from 71% in 2018. Another 49% of respondents answered that their faith is very important to their everyday lives. 

Regarding the religious denominations of those surveyed, 25% identified as Evangelical Christians, 21% were Catholic and 16% identified as Protestant. Three percent of participants identified as Jewish and 1% identified as Muslim. Another 17% identified as some other religious faith, while another 12% said they were atheists. “

From: The Christian Post

“Ron DeSantis just hurt his presidential changes by signing a radical anti-abortion law”…

“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) hasn’t declared that he’s running for president in so many words, but he’s sending a lot of signals. The latest one is simultaneously sure to please the right wing that will, at the same time, determine the nomination and sink the governor’s chances of winning the White House. 

DeSantis has signed one of the most stringent anti-abortion laws in the nation, restricting abortion to the first six weeks of pregnancy, when many people don’t even know they are pregnant.”

From: LGBTQ Nation

“A future ‘God-like AI’ could destroy humans or make them obsolete if not properly contained, a prolific AI investor warned”…

“A future “God-like AI” could lead to the “obsolescence or destruction of the human race” if there’s no regulation on the technology’s rapid development, a prolific AI investor has warned in a Financial Times essay.

Artificial general intelligence or AGI — the point at which a machine can understand or learn anything that humans can — isn’t here yet but is considered the primary goal of the rapidly growing industry. And it comes with high stakes.”

From: Yahoo News

“Democrat lawmakers demand Biden address ‘extreme right-wing Israeli government’ after West Bank violence”…

“Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Biden administration to respond to the “extreme right-wing Israeli government” and recent “shocking violence” that has taken place between Israeli forces and residents of the West Bank.

Reps. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Jamaal Bowman of New York, and “Squad” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Cori Bush of Missouri, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, all signed a letter last week addressed to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, saying they were “deeply concerned” and demanding action.”

From: Fox News

“Most Americans oppose men on women’s sports teams, drag shows and puberty blockers for kids: poll”…

“A majority of Americans oppose allowing men who identify as trans to compete on women’s sports teams and disprove of exposing children to drag shows, a new survey has found. 

The YouGov survey, sponsored by The Economist and conducted from April 8-11, examined the views of 1,500 U.S. adults and asked about a wide variety of public policy matters. One series of questions in the poll sampled public opinion on LGBT-related issues, including the push to prescribe puberty blockers for children who exhibit confusion about their sex.”

From: The Christian Post

“Is America Losing ‘That Old-Time Religion’?”…

“Religious faith is important to most Americans, but they worry that traditional beliefs are getting watered down.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of American Adults say religious faith is important to their daily lives – up from 71% in 2018 – including 49% who say faith is Very Important to their lives.

Only 23% don’t consider religious faith important to their daily lives. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

From: Rasmussen Reports

AuthorJeff Hilles | BCWorldview.org

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