PETA Utilizes ChatGPT to Transform Book of Genesis into Animal Rights-Focused Narrative

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The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has employed artificial intelligence, specifically ChatGPT, to transform the Book of Genesis from the Bible into a text that promotes animal rights and vegan teachings. 


PETA is targeting the GenZ generation with this modernized version of the book, which it presents as a “cruelty-free Story of Creation.”

According to PETA’s website, the organization states that the message conveyed in Genesis is that God created every sentient being, recognized their goodness, and provided them with greens for sustenance.

In PETA’s rewritten version of the book, titled THE BOOK: PETA’s Version of the Creation Story, animals are referred to as “beings” rather than “beasts” or “creatures.” Additionally, the use of animal skins for clothing by Adam and Eve is replaced with plant fibers such as hemp and bamboo, as stated in a press release.

The distortions introduced by PETA in its version of Genesis include a revised Chapter 21, where Abraham and Sarah, traditionally described as being 100 and 90 years old when they had their son Isaac, also adopt a dog named Herbie, emphasizing the importance of adopting dogs from shelters or rescue organizations.

Chapter 22 is also rewritten, altering the story of Abraham’s journey to Moriah and his sacrifice. Instead of demonstrating Abraham’s faith and obedience by offering his son Isaac as a sacrifice, the PETA version portrays Abraham befriending a lamb to showcase reverence and respect for God’s creation.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk argued in a press release that the Bible has often been used to justify various forms of oppression. PETA’s objective in rewriting Genesis is to make it clear that a loving God would not endorse the exploitation or cruelty of animals. Acknowledging that rewriting the entire Bible would be a time-consuming task, PETA stated that it has chosen to start with the first book, Genesis.

CBN News reached out to PETA for comment, and the organization admitted that it rewrote the Bible to generate discussion around its agenda. PETA explained that it asked an AI to create “The Book” as a modern companion to the Bible, offering moral lessons relevant to the 21st century. According to PETA, The Book has succeeded in initiating crucial conversations about treating all sentient beings with dignity, kindness, and respect.

Darrell Bock, executive director of Cultural Engagement and senior research professor of New Testament Studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary, criticized PETA’s book, stating that it misrepresents the Bible by distorting the divine order presented in the creation story. Bock argued that it is revisionism rather than a substantive reflection of what the Bible communicates about creation, suggesting that PETA’s version aligns with its own mission rather than accurately representing the Bible’s teachings.

This use of AI in matters related to faith is not unprecedented. In June, an AI chatbot delivered a unique sermon in a Lutheran church in Germany, while in March, an AI Jesus was created on Twitch to provide guidance based on Jesus’ teachings.

However, concerns have been raised about the misrepresentation of religious figures and the potential for politically motivated groups to distort their messages.

As PETA’s revised version of Genesis continues to gain attention, scholars and religious leaders are emphasizing the importance of accurately understanding the teachings of the Bible and cautioning against using AI or any form of manipulation to present religious texts in a manner that aligns with a specific agenda.

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