Thank you for this post.I find the closing comment especially striking "So, I want a more synodal Catholic Church because I find secular communities like nerdfighters, like Effective Altruism9, like the Covid Tracking Project and yes, like some LGBT activists the church persecutes are running laps around the bishops on some of the most important issues of our time."As far as I can tell (and as much as it disappoints me as a fellow Christian), your conclusion is correct.
Thanks for writing this! A couple of random thoughts
I appreciate efforts to get Christians on board about AI risks, but respectfully, Antichrist memes aren't generally taken very seriously. A fundamental issue seems to be that most people (Christians included) don't take superhuman AI as a credible threat. How then could it be a candidate for the Antichrist?
Related to this thread, Rory Stewart is speaking on "Can EA convince governments to make international aid effective" at the EA Christian 2023 annual conference.
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing you there.
This looks excellent! I'm keen to support this in any way I can.
“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.”
Forget fish. Just send cash.
Popular myth says "teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime".
But 200+ studies say "give a poor man cash, lift him out of poverty".
Let's stick to the research.
Teach a man to fish, feed him for a year (maybe).
Give a poor man cash, lift him out of poverty.
Hi Matt, I run EA for Christians. This might not be the answer you're looking for but FWIW if you (or anyone reading) have honest doubts about the Christian faith, and you feel you would benefit from respectful discussions about a specific faith/EA topic, I welcome you at our weekly discussion socials. Most who come are Christian. But I have been told also by non-Christians that it is a welcoming and truth-seeking space.
Thanks, we did!