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Does Amazon's Alexa say Jesus Christ 'is a fictional character'?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    If you've been thinking of buying an Amazon Alexa device for your home or someone you love for Christmas, you might want to rethink that idea. According to a video posted on Nov. 24, Alexa said that Jesus Christ is a "fictional character."

    Does this mean that when you are a gazillionaire like Jeff Bezos, you get to decide 'what is truth' and 'what is fiction?'

    Continued below.
    Does Amazon's Alexa Say Jesus Christ ‘Is A Fictional Character’? - Catholic Stand
     
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  2. HereIStand

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    Sad but unsurprising. There appears to be some definite bias with Alexa.
     
  3. Christie insb

    Christie insb Well-Known Member

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  4. brinny

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    God have mercy!
     
  5. HereIStand

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  6. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    Thanks for the extra info all.
     
  7. Stabat Mater

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    The world is absurd beyond limits really!
    Except beyond the uneducated no-one really disbelieves the existence of Christ our savior. There is a reason why we're counting years the way we do, from year zero and forward...

    Both Paul and the early church relates to Christ in a way that is ridiculous if he did not exist.
    Christ is and will always be a real and historical figure regardless of what sceptics will ever forward.

    Christ is and will always be our savior. He has revealed himself in time, but is outside of time. Christ is the fathers logos from eternity!
     
  8. drjean

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    I asked my Alexa (ECHO) Who is Jesus Christ and she gave the wikipedia definition... quite acceptable in today's world.

    SO I posed it differently and received the same reply.
    Then I asked IS Jesus a fictional character ---and she began a higher level of information regarding how most scholars have proven that Jesus did indeed live though some do question his .... philosophy shall we say?

    Nevertheless, I'm gifting my ECHO to my assistant for Christmas, just can't have that spy in my home any more (and also my smart tv is going out the door, and my iPhone is shut OFF totally powered down during the night so it is limited in how much it spies/updates etc.)
     
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  9. chevyontheriver

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    You need to enclose the iPhone in a Faraday cage. Simply wrapping it in Aluminum foil may suffice. I have not yet gone to that extreme yet, but mostly due to laziness.
     
  10. Christie insb

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    Could you make a little foil - lined box? Do Samsung products eavesdrop on us too?
     
  11. drjean

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    I know this is slightly OT but I'll respond once :D

    Faraday shields only work if they are metal and totally sealed. The items insides must be shielded from touching any part of the inside of the "box". Heavy Duty foil might suffice for some less sensitive items. My phone is cold after I've powered it down for a bit, and in the morning, so they aren't listening in...yet. I do have the bags I bought the toll pass items... which block said signals for like when you have more than one in a vehicle and don't want both charged fees.

    On Alexa, however, they listen all the time.

    And with the giant computer system in South Dakota, the dark powers can collect and keep 6000 items a second on each person in the world. I can't even do 1 item a second personally.

    Microwave ovens work great as faraday cages. If you have an old one that isn't leaking (no waves out means sealed and no waves in) use it for any electronics you wish to keep protected in case of an EMP.
     
  12. badatusernames

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    I also have Alexa and can confirm what they say below...


    This is another good point. The vast majority of even secular scholars agree that Jesus was a historical person, the ones who do not are a minority and often admit as such. Even from a purely secular historical perspective, Alexa saying that Jesus is a fictional character would be incorrect information.
     
  13. chevyontheriver

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    If you use the phone, someone is keeping track of the cell phone towers you use as you drive around. But then there are car licence plate readers now in lots of places, so 'they' know where you are even without the tinfoil lined box. We are in a world where privacy is almost gone.
     
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  15. HereIStand

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    It looks as though we're the only two normal people on the Internet.
     
  16. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member

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    There aren't that many normal people on the internet. One of you isn't.
     
  17. HereIStand

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    Wait a second now, as that great psychologist Bill Murray said, "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic... and so am I!"
     
  18. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member

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    Like that. Yup. ;-)
     
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