Attack like wild beasts

I am pretty sure that the proponents of an artificial intelligence powered world have already gotten the memo.  Like the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires the highly anticipated AI world is going to crash.  Yes, it will crash even though the engineering geniuses know that there are unsurmountable problems with trusting unthinking robots with navigating the highways and lanes of human dignity and diversity.  For the same reason that humans need to go where only machines currently go and explore human societies need the best of human integrity and intelligence to generate meaningful momentum towards sustainable civic society.

Since we have a full array of witnesses concerning the perfection of human civilizing attempts on every continent and island a non-human basis for maturing human societies cannot be more vacuous, rebellious and futile.  With five entities holding veto power at the United Nations and the member nations settling into their tribal and national delusions I think it is time to ask two critical questions. Why are the nations in a seemingly endless uproar? Why are the nations imagining emptiness?

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?

  Psalm 2:1, NASB

The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying…

Psalm 2:2, NASB

Are the goyim the only people who RAGASH (רגש)? The verb appears once in scripture so we can best tell what the word means by observing what nations do.

It may not be obvious to the casual or avid reader that the nations – the goyim – were a kind of whipping boy or scapegoat.  The wish and prayer for the nations to be blessed as Israel was or could be is indeed rare. God never asked for the world’s nations to emulate Israel.   It is no surprise that the mention of the nations (the Gentiles) was (and likely still is) derogatory and unrealistic, not to mention being out of line with Abraham’s vision and his descendants’ experience of bondage and out of line with the blessing of all families on earth.

Like wild beasts

People who believe that God is not an absent landlord and is willing to invest in human welfare by a personal intervention are going to be attacked and threatened with death by the communities in which they live. Christ impressed his disciples with the certainty of attack with these words, “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.” (John 15:18, NASB)

THE BEAST. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. (Revelation of John 13:6, NASB) It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. (Revelation of John 13:7, NASB)

A SECOND BEAST. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. (Revelation of John 13:15, NASB)