The Civil Writer Magazine

The scriptures have made us a hurry up and wait religious society. Once we face an adversary or an adversity we immediately pray but wait for an answer. Yet prayer is not that expedient because we have to wait on an answer that could take hours, days or even years. We are not talking about a healing but maybe an answer to a complex question. Maybe many have not gotten the proper prayer principles down to a science even though praying is not a science. Because science can produce results in the form of answers and solutions with a process but it cannot facilitate a Christmas give-away of material things expeditiously like we would expect prayer to do.

As you review this title to this editorial, absent in the title is the Holy spirit and there is a reason for this. The Holy spirit doesn't oversee solutions or answers but comfort. John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; .... Even during prayers the Holy spirit is left out of the equation as a resource to a solution because things are asked of the father in Jesus name. Nothing is ever asked of the Holy spirit because nobody is taught to use the Holy spirit for help. What does Amazon corporation have to do with prayer. Amazon won't replace the Holy spirit but it will supplement the Holy spirit with artificial intelligence for quick answers in the future. Amazon, Inc., an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence will one day substitute prayer.

The words to home-in on in this editorial are cloud computing and artificial intelligence. There will come a time when Amazon the creator of a device called Alexa a useful voice assistant device with hundreds of features and thousands of skill will have a divine answer skill to prayers in real time regardless of the issues presented whether personal, financial or religious. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloudservices platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow that will one day assist people with answers to difficult problems in seconds. "Alexa should I take my life?" or "Alexa I am not feeling well, here are my symptoms" or "Should I get married?" With millions of programmed answers using artificial intelligence Amazon's Alexa's future will be to assist someone who's suicidal until divine assistance comes from God(s) in hours or days. Alexa will not replace a God but supplement the divine infrastructure because it (Alexa) will provide immediate answers in seconds. Many will say that Alexa's answers are not officially sanctioned by God. That is somewhat true but neither that which already resides in your head is officially sanctioned by God; but what is known for certain is, there will be no chances of devilish influences, phishing or intercepting answers coming from a device with a timely response to adversity.