Ecclesioclasm: Class #71

And the hits just keep on coming!

Please take the time to watch the latest Ecclesioclasm podcast (#71) from Fr John Peck.  Tonight’s guest is Lt Col (Retired) Alexander Braszko and he and Fr John will be  discussing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital currency (among other things).

It’s quite enlightening.


  1. Psalm 91 KJV

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

    3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

    4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

    6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

    13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

    14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

    15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

    16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

  2. I enjoyed listening to the video and will share it. AI the Beast can extract and analyze humongous amounts of data and analyze it at warp speed. AI cannot experience anything. Only humans can experience. Lots to think about. AI cannot sweat, bleed, give birth, be born or die. AI cannot breathe in or out. AI cannot experience anything. The powers that be will fail in their endeavor to play god. Thank you so much for bringing attention to the Beast System.

  3. DigitalWarrior says

    For our senior Orthodox leaders, several serious questions:
    1. When and to what extent should Orthodox Christians engage with AI?
    2. When and to what extent should individuals detach completley from their smart phones?
    3. When and to what extent should we look to become self-self-suficcient communities, surviving outside the majority of the population?
    4. When, and to what extent, should we fight to preserve the freedoms we enjoy and experience in our country?
    5. When, and to what extent, should we encourage our children to volunteer and participate in our armed forces?
    6. When, and to what extent, should we agree to physically fight against other Orthodox Christians in war?
    These are relevant and timely questions of necessity. We need our Orthodox leaders to be courageous and answer these questions after prayer and with God’s wisdom, because they are weighing on our minds.

    • Sarah Karcher says

      You might be interested in the Patristic Nectar conference and webinar happening in October on the topic of Transhumanism. Fr Josiah Trenham has been addressing some elements of what youre talking about in his weekly Tech Tuesday videos.

      Also, these are good questions for a spiritual father. Orthodox leadership tends to wait awhile to put out generalized commentary when newer issues come up, which in the past probably hasnt been that huge of a deal, and honestly is preferable to avoid making knee jerk reaction type comments on things, but with the increasing acceleration of digital tech, I personally have been feeling the stretch more lately and I agree that we probably all need to be seeking some advice on these subjects.
      When we ask our priests, if they struggle to answer then theyll ask their bishops, then youll start seeing more answers from the hierarchy. of course you can also always send a letter or something but its good to go to priest.