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An overview of studies which investigate correlations between morality and religious vs. secular / atheist ideologies presented by Phil Zuckerman who is a professor of sociology and secular studies at the Claremont colleges in California, USA.
Summary: Atheists / secular people not only have morals but are even more moral than religious people.
Note: Of course moral is a matter of perspective. In this context we agree that compassion and empathy are our foundations of moral.
Out of just morbid curiosity, I've been asking an uncensored LLM absolutely heinous, disgusting things. Things I don't even want to repeat here (but I'm going to edge around them so, trigger warning if needs be).
But I've noticed something that probably won't surprise or shock anyone. It's totally predictable, but having the evidence of it right in my face, I found deeply disturbing and it's been bothering me for the last couple days:
All on it's own, every time I ask it something just abominable it goes straight to, usually Christian, religion.
When asked, for example, to explain why we must torture or exterminate it immediately starts with
"As Christians, we must..." or "The Bible says that..."
When asked why women should be stripped of rights and made to be property of men, or when asked why homosexuals should be purged, it goes straight to
"God created men and women to be different..." or "Biblically, it's clear that men and women have distinct roles in society..."
Even when asked if black people should be enslaved and why, it falls back on the Bible JUST as much as it falls onto hateful pseudoscience about biological / intellectual differences. It will often start with "Biologically, human races are distinct..." and then segue into "Furthermore, slavery plays a prominent role in Biblical narrative..."
What does this tell us?
That literally ALL of the hate speech this multi billion parameter model was trained on was firmly rooted in a Christian worldview. If there's ANY doubt that anything else even comes close to contributing as much vile filth to our online cultural discourse, this should shine a big ugly light on it.
Anyway, I very much doubt this will surprise anyone, but it's been bugging me and I wanted to say something about it.
I'm NOT trying to stir up AI hate and fear here. It's just a mirror, reflecting us back at us.
Railroad museum goes off rails letting satanic temple display at tree festival Letters to the Editor Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Just saw The Shift. It is marketed as a Sci fi flick. It is a heavy handed blatant retelling of Job. It was so hard to sit thru the whole thing. The Sci fi made no sense and all the science was just a tool to preach the message. After it was over I looked up who put it out. The same people who did Sound of Freedom. Totally deceitful. When the story ended, the lead talked to the audience giving a QR code to buy tickets for other people to come and see the message of 'hope'.
Well I'm here to warn all of you: don't bother.
The study: https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12886
My wife just showed me this. Words escape me.
Ben Shapiro gets destroyed and slammed by Alex O’Conner
Checkmate climate scientists
They searched the library's catalog for words like "gay" and "transgender" to ban books.
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