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ChatGPT Writes Trans-Affirming Bible Verse

ChatGPT Writes Trans-Affirming Bible Verse

<p>ChatGPT Writes Trans-Affirming <em>Bible</em> Verse</p>

The artificial intelligence software was asked to write a verse about Jesus’ acceptance of transgender people.

Many LGBTQ+ individuals do not have a relationship with religion because of their history of exclusion among pious people, but one transgender Reddit user, or Redditor, said they felt dejected before reading a proposed Bible verse generated by ChatGPT. As an affirming example of tolerance, the artificial intelligence responded kindly to the person’s prompt.

“I was feeling sad today, so I asked chat gpt to write a fake biblical passage about Jesus accepting trans people,” a person under Psychological_Dog527 wrote on the /Trans subreddit.

"And a woman, whose heart was divided between spirit and body, came before him. In quiet despair, she asked, ’Lord, I come to you estranged, for my spirit and body are not one. How shall I hope to enter the kingdom of God?’" the computer-generated verse began.

“Jesus looked upon her with kindness, replying, ‘My child, blessed are those who strive for unity within themselves, for they shall know the deepest truths of my Father’s creation,” it continued.

“Be not afraid, for in the kingdom of God, there is no man nor woman, as all are one in spirit. The gates of my Father’s kingdom will open for those who love and are loved, for God looks not upon the body, but the heart,” the verse concluded.

Many people commented on it, and it received over 1,900 upvotes.

“Im not religious at all. Quite the opposite. But having read the bible myself, based on what is written there you don't need to make up verses because Jesus did accept and love trans people. Because he preached about loving and accepting everybody, no exceptions!” wrote one user, adding, “If only all christians got that memo.”

Though the AI verse was well received, many people pointed out difficulties with religious interpretation because the Bible is an amalgam of stories compiled over time, many of which had themes likely lost in translation.

According to others, there is a difference between religious texts that implicitly acknowledge gender-nonconforming individuals and those that explicitly acknowledge the existence of several genders beyond the binary.

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