Whacha doin?

Soul Sage

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1 for me. But I also do 2. Study on my own. Being a part of the organization is more healthy for me and to help others. Otherwise, I would feel bad about neglecting others. I convinced some not to take the vax despite the GB direction. And the ones that did take it, they realize I was right for not taking it as they regret it now. They only took it because the GB recommended it. If I only studied the watchtower and nothing else I probably would be naive too but I study about religion and politics and realize you have to in order to safeguard yourself from such traps. Knowing your enemies, you will be one step ahead of them.
 

Jahrule

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Option 2. I did mention attending the hall last week, but I can hardly say that counts for much of anything. That was just once. The last time before that was 16 years ago. I'm sure I'll go again eventually. Maybe. Probably not. As for what I'm studying lately. I've been going through the book of Isaiah. Then I jumped down a rabbit hole on the history of Israel because I didn't know what the distinction was between Judah and Israel.

Pi Chat helps a lot. It's really good for asking general bible questions, believe it or not. It doesn't try to lecture you like Open AI or Gemini. Plus it's way more effective than a Google search at this point. Additionally, if you tell it to use the NWT for any scriptural references it will use that bible, and then it understands you're a JW, so it starts using the name Jehovah, which I really appreciate. Because it is trained on many bibles, it helps with better comprehending the context in scripture too.

For example, if I run up on a name in my studies that I am unfamiliar with I can just ask Pi Chat who or what that person, place, or thing is. It's a really great research tool for practically any subject. I use it everyday in a lot of my studies from everything to scripture, history, to programming. I prefer using the voice mode so I can hear it instead of having to read everything myself. I can ask it a quick question then jump right back to my studies. If you want to turn on sound you have to unmute it at the top right corner. You'll find it here: https://pi.ai/talk
 

Jahrule

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Thought I would share another rabbit hole I went down. I always wondered what the bible means by many mansions in heaven. Of course, heaven is a non physical dimension, so like what is a non physical house? What's it made of? Just out of curiosity I posed this question to Pi. Here's how it answered.

The concept of a "non-physical dimension" and "non-physical houses" in heaven can be difficult to comprehend because they are beyond our human experience. In the Bible, the descriptions of heaven, including streets and mansions, are often metaphorical and symbolic, intended to convey the idea that heaven is a place of great beauty, peace, and abundance.
When the Bible speaks of streets and mansions in heaven, it's likely not referring to physical structures made of earthly materials like wood or brick. Instead, these may represent spiritual concepts such as eternal security, comfort, and belonging. The "materials" of these non-physical structures could be thought of as the essence of God's love, grace, and presence.
Ultimately, our understanding of heaven is limited by our human perspective, and it's possible that the reality of heaven is beyond anything we can fully imagine or comprehend. The important thing to remember is that heaven is a place of perfect unity with God and a source of hope and
comfort for believers.


Honestly, that's not a bad answer, but I pushed Pi a bit more. I asked, assuming I even went to heaven, as I am a JW, we don't believe everyone goes to heaven, but if I did I would like to think I'd have a place of my own to hangout somewhere. If it's just one big area with everybody always wandering around together doesn't seem like much fun.​
Yea, yeah, the question is kind of ridiculous. I know heaven isn't just a big studio, but I wanted to see how it would respond. Stupid questions are sometimes the most fun. Pi continues:​

That's a valid concern! While the Bible doesn't provide a detailed description of the layout or organization of heaven, it's reasonable to assume that there will be space for individuals to have their own personal areas or "dwellings," even if they aren't physical structures in the way we understand them.
Remember, the Bible often uses symbolism and metaphor to describe heavenly concepts, and the idea of a mansion or dwelling place may represent a sense of personal identity and belonging in heaven, rather than a literal house with walls and a roof. It's possible that in heaven, individuals will have their own "spaces" that reflect their unique personalities, interests, and relationships with God and others.
Additionally, while heaven may involve a sense of community and fellowship with other believers, it's unlikely that everyone will be wandering around together all the time. Instead, there may be opportunities for both individual and communal experiences, allowing for a perfect balance of personal and shared space.

See what I mean? Not a bad answer. This is basically how I spend all my free time. I think about prophecy, scripture, the future, the past, the spiritual world. At least, when I'm not wasting time on YT or watching a movie. Since I haven't been working lately I've had a lot of time to reflect on things.
 

alan ford

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Just out of curiosity I posed this question to Pi. Here's how it answered.
So far what I have found is that these LLMs are mostly very biased toward mainstream Christianity when talking about the bible ( I guess based on how the model was trained...). Sometimes you can adjust its bias according to your own. I think in general it's a good practice to use discernment and double check the info elsewhere. But I think they can be helpful in speeding the study up and considering a different perspective. What's very interesting to me is that this "thinking part" of AI is so refined that sometimes ppl may even adopt what's expressed by it as their own thoughts. This thing is getting better at making a custom made answer for you, that reflects back to you your own thinking style based on your prompts, making it much more convincing, whatever answer it gives you.

That being said I've been learning how to use it as a tool, to isolate some points from big sets of info which I can use as a basis for further study.
 

Jahrule

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So far what I have found is that these LLMs are mostly very biased toward mainstream Christianity when talking about the bible ( I guess based on how the model was trained...). Sometimes you can adjust its bias according to your own. I think in general it's a good practice to use discernment and double check the info elsewhere. But I think they can be helpful in speeding the study up and considering a different perspective. What's very interesting to me is that this "thinking part" of AI is so refined that sometimes ppl may even adopt what's expressed by it as their own thoughts. This thing is getting better at making a custom made answer for you, that reflects back to you your own thinking style based on your prompts, making it much more convincing, whatever answer it gives you.

That being said I've been learning how to use it as a tool, to isolate some points from big sets of info which I can use as a basis for further study.
Absolutely. Of course, that's also true for the way the internet works in general. Confirmation bias is a tough nut to crack. It's important to remember that AI is not infallible. You should always take everything with a grain of salt. Answers should always be cross checked. And crossed checked again and again. For some stuff that doesn't really matter it's no big deal. But you should always exercise caution. That's true for AI, Google, Youtube, documentaries, etc. We're pretty much surrounded by false information. Make no mistake about it. WW3 is kind of an information war for the minds and hearts of people. Be careful.
 

Jahrule

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