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Technology is definitely used to aid Bible interpreters and teachers. Theological colleges will now frequently encourage their students to use Bible software such as Accordance or Logos, and run workshops showing how they enable you to perform complex searches (for example, find me all examples of χάρις (grace) with an aorist verb, or find me all passages ...


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Catholic Church believes that Faith does not contradict science. Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth. Consequently, ...


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The Catholic Encyclopedia specifies that adultery is an act committed by two persons. Current Catholic thinking does not consider artificial intelligence to be comparable to human intelligence, particularly in the realm of freedom of choice, so it follows that adultery could not apply in this case. However, the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines ...


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A recent example of the use of AI to analyse scripture is this paper that applies machine learning handwriting analysis to the dead sea scrolls. They find that two individuals wrote the Great Isaiah Scroll. This demonstrates that these techniques can be used "as a new entry point to access this scribal culture." The Dead Sea Scrolls are ...


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Christians have felt uncomfortable about nomenclature before. George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement (which today is a very different thing to the way in which George Fox lived and worshipped) disliked having to state the days of the week and months of the year as he felt their origin was heathen and idolatrous, related to Roman and Greek 'deities'. ...


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How should Christian coders relate to software that can be seen as inadvertently demonic (as opposed to intentionally demonic, e.g. "Diablo"), and obedience to God and not defiling oneself in the biblical sense? I'm going to answer by first analyzing the usage of names/brands, then incorporating it into morality. About human-made names / brands By ...


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Although I have been unable to find any documented evidence that artificial intelligence is currently being applied to Christian doctrine, I found a source that makes some interesting points and asks important questions for Christian consideration: Because AI systems learn from what they see in the world, they are likely to continue those patterns rather ...


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The Midnight Mass of Christmas in 1943 from the then Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, Los Angeles was included in the film Christmas Holiday starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly, released in 1944. Because there is no studio lighting, the sequence is really dark, but they filmed the actual mass.


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The biblical principle that applies to all Christians is that whatever does not come from faith [in God and in Christ Jesus] is sin (Romans 14:23). The work we do, the way we spend our leisure time, the manner in which we interact with other people should reflect the faith and the hope we have in our Lord and Saviour. This honours God and is a witness to ...


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Yes! Before the printing press the Roman Catholic Church did everything it could to limit the translation of the text into native languages and mass production of the text in Latin. The amount of power and control in doing so helped keep them as the #1 power on Earth for a millienia. Also the Protestant Reformation might not have occured without the printing ...


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The formulation of this question is a faulty generalization: it is not because some software project names that get inspiration from mythologies that all software naming is of such nature. A few examples: Lotus, Excel, Perl, C-Sharp, PHP, Node, Dart, Go, UnReal,.... In addition, Those who don't believe in magic or magic persons (God/gods/spirits/demons/...


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Relating "Python" to a Mexican spirit is really stretching it. "Terminate and Stay Resident" is simply Microsoft's version of the traditional "fork off and die" method for detaching processes from their parent processes. There is no reason to think it is related to a game company (one that actually competes with MS), simply ...


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Could a Catholic priest potentially use a digital tablet (iPad, etc.) for the Lectionary or the Book of the Gospels during mass? It seems the Rome has not yet pronounced on this matter officially. Yet the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has made a statement on this subject matter. They responded in the negative. When the priest is finished ...


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As far as I know, the Church has no official policy on "self-enhancement". Medicine, even psychoactive medicine, in areas other than fertility and euthanasia is largely a secular issue. If your fictional drug appeared miraculous (read: unexplainable by science), then that might be a different matter. The power to perform miracles is, in Catholic doctrine, ...


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What is the oldest recorded filmed Catholic mass? The first complete televised Catholic Mass was on Christmas Eve 1948. Andrew Leach’s answer puts forth a earlier date of 1943, which in a sense is true, but it is not of a complete Catholic Mass and is simply part of the movie: Christmas Holiday! If the Mass within the Christmas Holiday has the act of ...


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Under what circumstances, if any, can audio assistive technology be used in confession? Before answering this question further, I would like to mention an important point. Visual contact and/or a physical presence, even if behind a screen is absolutely necessary. Generally speaking there are no sacraments that can be received over modern forms of ...


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Google calendar for catholic holdiays/holy days of obligation? Questions: Of what denomination/s and region/s is this above calendar? Is there some kind of catholic google calendar that covers all regions? Or at least a list of google calendar links for each region (eg the philippines, hong kong, united states, argentina, etc) ? Hopefully, it includes all ...


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Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8) 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days ...


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Rather than following well defined programming, AI systems work by doing trial-and-error experiments and effectively adjusting their own programming without human intervention. This works by being given a general goal with a way of evaluating it as a single number, and using feedback to decide what improves a result and what makes it worse. For instance, in ...


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AFAIK, the only denomination that has laid out the conditions for such a phenomenon is the Catholic Church, which requires: the healing must be “complete”, “instantaneous”, and “durable”, as well as “scientifically inexplicable”. The "instantaneous" criterion combined with "scientifically inexplicable" implies that this phenomenon ...


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It has had a tremendous impact on the world, not just Christianity. Because moveable type, not the printing press, first appeared in Europe, Christianity felt the brunt of the invention first. Of course, to discuss the changes after movable type, you must first at least have a feel for the world before movable type. The Christianity you likely think of ...


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