I’m not even sure why this is an actual news story, but a Nashville TV station reports on a person who is troubled that Google Home does not know Jesus.
Seriously, this is a news story.
Google Home is Google’s version of Siri or Alexa. A box you ask questions to that gives you answers from the internet in a computerized voice.
Apparently, if you ask Google Home who Jesus is, it replies, “I’m not sure how to help you with that.”
The complaining citizen goes on:
“I even asked Google who is David Sams? Google knew who I was, but Google did not know who Jesus was, Google did not know who Jesus Christ was, and Google did not know who God was,” Sams said.
Sam later went on to say, “It’s kinda scary, it’s almost like Google has taken Jesus and God out of smart audio,” Sams said. “First it started with schools.”
Another person quoted in the article said, “They took prayer out of schools, they think just taking Jesus out of everything is politically correct these days and I think that’s the stem of a lot of our problems.”
This argument tires me. Logically it makes no sense.
Follow the logic:
God was in the schools
They took God out of schools
Now our culture is the pits
Didn’t the time when God was in schools lead to the time when He wasn’t? (Which also raises the silly notion that God is bound to go only where people have passed laws allowing Him to be.)
Why does no one take it back to that? If God in the schools led to a culture that took God out of school, then clearly we can say that God in the schools wasn’t all that great either. Maybe having school in charge of God wasn’t a good idea based on the results.
In all honesty, I do not want the schools teaching about God. They will mess it up, as history clearly seems to show. The Church is the institution entrusted with teaching who God and Christ are.
So, yes, I’m sure you can guess that I do not care that Google Home is not teaching people who Christ is.
Google Home, according to the article, has no problem telling you about “the prophet Muhammed, Buddha — even Satan.”
This is simply more confirmation that the world doesn’t like Jesus. No kidding. What was your first clue?
There is no point to being upset by this. If anything, it’s amusing and shows the world’s fear. I’m cool with that.
If you want more people to know who Jesus is, I suggest not relying upon a computer device, but in your own ability to go tell them. You’ll hopefully do a better job anyway.
The Great Commission is not, “Go forth and tell computer devices to tell the world about Jesus.” That’s our job to tell people about Christ. Go do it.