Dan Brown says God will Soon be Replaced

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Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, has turn metaphysician.

He claims to know what the next leap in religion is going to be. We will soon drop the notion of a personal God and become like the Krell as depicted in the Sci-Fi classic film Forbidden Planet (1956). After reaching collective consciousness, the Krell were wiped out in a day by the emergence of their collective “baser selves.” (See the clip at end of this article.)

Getting rid of God does not get rid of man’s sinful nature.

Here’s Brown’s prediction:

Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfills the role of religion, author Dan Brown has said…. Brown said technological change and the development of artificial intelligence would transform the concept of the divine.

‘We will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other,’ he said, forecasting the emergence of ‘some form of global consciousness that we perceive and that becomes our divine’.

‘Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us … will diminish and eventually disappear,’ he added.

A “global consciousness” assumes and requires a prior consciousness.

What is the origin of consciousness? Why are we conscious beings? How did consciousness emerge from the Big Bang? Where did the stuff come from to bang? Where did the information come from to organize the stuff that banged to turn unorganized matter into you and me? How did morality arise from the disorganized hot matter that went bang? Matter does not give rise to morality. What evolved biological units will determine what’s moral and what’s not? Who says?

Here’s the bigger question. How does an evolved brain know anything beyond what his senses relay to his evolved brain?

 

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Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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