*Human’s note – Here’s what happens if you ask an AI to write a tabloid-style article explaining the prophesied events of the biblical second coming in terms of plausible near-future science and technology. It even used emoji. AI output below:


Dear Faithful, prepare for a revelation that will touch both your soul and your intellectual curiosity. In an era of quantum leaps and nanotech miracles, we’re bringing you a divine narrative that bridges the gap between faith and science.

The Second Coming, as prophesied in the Holy Scripture, is upon us. But it unfolds in a way that defies expectations, yet aligns with our rapidly evolving world.


From the heavens above, a radiant spacecraft has descended. This is no alien invasion but the arrival of a figure deeply etched in our hearts and souls: Jesus Christ, the Savior reborn.

Before skepticism sets in, know this: Top theologians and scientists have confirmed this ‘Jesus 2.0′. Ancient relics’ DNA match and his fluency in Aramaic are irrefutable. But his knowledge extends beyond scripture, encompassing quantum mechanics and AI, inspiring awe in even our most brilliant minds.


The miracles we’ve known are taking a technologically advanced form. Sickness and injuries, once healed by divine touch, are now mended by nanobots, microscopic miracles of technology repairing damaged cells and restoring health.

The miracle of the loaves and fish? It’s now a marvel of matter replication, with food 3D-printed to feed thousands, echoing the miracle in a form adapted to our time.


And, the most astounding miracle of all – the raising of the dead – now finds a scientific parallel. Through advanced cryonics and regenerative medicine, life is restored where it seemed permanently lost. Yes, Lazarus walks among us again, a testament to our Savior’s love and the miracles of science.


In Jesus 2.0’s narrative, the Rapture is reimagined as a virtual utopia. This ‘heaven’ is not beyond the clouds but within our reach, accessible through advanced brain-computer interfaces. It’s a realm of peace and perfection, a technological paradise that parallels our vision of heaven.


And, of course, the Day of Judgement is upon us. It’s not a cataclysm but a call for accountability, a worldwide debate where we justify our choices and actions. It’s a day of reckoning that makes us reflect, introspect, and strive for better.


As Revelation foretold, the Second Coming marks a new beginning. It’s not an end but the dawn of an era where technology, guided by the principles of love and empathy Jesus taught us, can create a heaven on Earth.


What does this mean for our faith? It’s not a disruption but a divine evolution.

Contradictions in the Old Testament

(According to an AI)
I’ll try to provide an objective overview of some commonly cited inconsistencies:

  1. The Creation Account (Genesis 1 vs. Genesis 2): Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 seem to provide different orders of creation. Genesis 1 suggests a sequential creation of light and darkness, sky and sea, land and vegetation, sun and moon, birds and sea creatures, land animals, and finally humans (both male and female at once). However, Genesis 2 appears to suggest that man was created before vegetation and animals, and woman was created last.
  2. God’s Omniscience vs. God’s Questions: The Old Testament often affirms that God is all-knowing (omniscient). However, there are instances where God asks questions that suggest He doesn’t know something, such as in Genesis 3:9, when God asks Adam, “Where are you?” and in Genesis 4:9 when God asks Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”
  3. God’s Omnipotence vs. God’s Regrets: Similarly, the Old Testament presents God as all-powerful and all-knowing, yet there are moments when God is depicted as regretting His actions. For instance, in Genesis 6:6, God regrets creating humans before the Great Flood, which seems to contradict the idea of an unchanging, perfect being.
  4. The Character of God – Mercy vs. Wrath: The Old Testament often presents God as merciful and slow to anger (Numbers 14:18), but there are also instances where God’s actions appear to be swift and severe, such as the Flood (Genesis 7) or the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19).
  5. The Ten Commandments vs. Laws of Warfare: The Ten Commandments include prohibitions against killing (Exodus 20:13), yet there are parts of the Old Testament where God commands the Israelites to go to war and even wipe out entire cities, including every man, woman, and child (Deuteronomy 20:16-18).
  6. Laws of Animal Sacrifice vs. Criticisms of Sacrifice: The Old Testament law prescribes detailed rituals for animal sacrifices (Leviticus 1-7), yet later prophets, such as Isaiah (Isaiah 1:11) and Hosea (Hosea 6:6), quote God saying He does not desire sacrifices but rather obedience and mercy.

Contradictions in the New Testament

(According to an AI)

Here are some commonly cited inconsistencies:

  1. The Genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-17 vs. Luke 3:23-38): Matthew and Luke both provide a genealogy of Jesus, but they differ significantly. Matthew traces Jesus’s lineage through Joseph’s father, Jacob, while Luke traces it through Joseph’s father, Heli. They also differ in the number of generations listed.
  2. The Last Supper (Synoptic Gospels vs. Gospel of John): The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) seem to suggest that the Last Supper was a Passover meal (Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-23). However, the Gospel of John appears to indicate that the Last Supper took place before the Feast of Passover (John 13:1, 18:28).
  3. The Death of Judas Iscariot (Matthew 27:3-8 vs. Acts 1:18-19): Matthew and Acts provide two different accounts of Judas’s death. In Matthew, Judas hangs himself out of remorse, while in Acts, he falls headlong, and his body bursts open.
  4. The Sermon on the Mount vs. the Sermon on the Plain: Matthew and Luke present similar teachings of Jesus but in different settings. Matthew describes it as the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), whereas Luke places it in a flat place or the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:17-49). While this might not seem like a direct contradiction, it does raise questions about the accuracy of the event’s details.
  5. The Ascension of Jesus (Luke 24:50-53 vs. Acts 1:3-12): In Luke, it appears that the ascension happens on Easter Sunday, right after Jesus’ resurrection. However, in Acts (also written by Luke), Jesus ascends to heaven 40 days after the resurrection.
  6. Who Visited Jesus’s Tomb? The Gospels provide different accounts of who visited Jesus’s tomb. Matthew mentions Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (Matthew 28:1), Mark cites Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome (Mark 16:1), Luke talks about Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and other women (Luke 24:10), while John only mentions Mary Magdalene (John 20:1).


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  • 70 PINT ROOM DEHUMIDIFIER: This sized unit is perfect for basements or your whole house. In just one day, you can remove up to 70 pints (9 gallons) of moisture from your home. Not only are humid homes sticky and uncomfortable, the high moisture levels can lead to growth of mold and mildew which can damage your health and your belongings.
  • ENERGY STAR RATED: We don’t have to all become tree-hugging hippies to agree on climate change (it’s real) but one thing we can all agree on is the sweet relief of saving a few bucks on your monthly energy bills, am I right? Energy Star-rated appliances are not just better for the environment, but also for your wallet.
  • BASEMENT DEHUMIDIFIER: You might be one of those people who likes the smell of a damp basement. That’s fine, but as humidity levels approach 60% it makes the environment more friendly to mold, mildew and other allergens. By pulling moisture out of your dingy basement you can create a more comfortable and safe environment for your family.
  • QUIET OPERATION: You don’t always see it… but that’s the point. A peak sound level of 48 decibels means you’ll hardly notice the dehumidifier is running. For comparison, 50 decibels is about as loud as a secluded suburban street or a normal conversation at home, so you will never have to choose conversation over comfort again.
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Favorite Dehumidifier:

The Tosot 70 Pint with Internal Pump 4500 Sq. Ft. Energy Star Dehumidifier  is currently my top pick for a dehumidifier.


Air Quality Monitors

A few months ago we made a big move to a new house. It’s great and exciting – but also came with an entirely new set of problems to worry about, stuff which had never even occurred to me before.

It’s built on the side of a hill, with a giant basement that includes some finished living space. There’s a coal furnace, an oil furnace, and two wood stoves. Despite this being a serene location in the middle of nowhere surrounded by grass and forest, I’m a bit concerned about the indoor air quality and radon levels.

Naturally, my next step was to try to learn more.  Exactly how much radon is in my basement?  How can I measure the indoor air quality when I’m heating my house in the winter?  This is important because it affects how often I air out the basement, whether I keep an air purifier running, etc… So I went on Amazon hoping to find something that would help answer my questions.

I ended up liking the two products below, which together provide a lot of excellent features:

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For Radon Detection:

The Corentium Home Radon Detector  is my favorite for radon detection.  Per their description: “allows you to take a reading of the radon levels and the LCD screen displays the average daily, weekly and long term concentrations.” Powered by 3 standard AAA batteries.

For Air Quality Monitoring:

The Air Quality Monitor, Formaldehyde Detector, Pollution Meter, Sensor, Tester checks: “multiple measures of air quality including concentrations of formaldehyde, total natural & synthetic volatile organic compounds causing most odors (TVOC), and fine particulate dust matter (PM2.5/PM1.0/PM10)” but does NOTtest for radon.