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Aided by ChatGPT, PETA Renders the Bible Vegan-Friendly. Ed. Dr. Chapman Chen






An animal advocacy group has used ChatGPT to modify the book of Genesis with a vegan twist. The new version, entitled The Book: PETA’s Version of the Creation Story, refers to animals as "sentient beings" and proposes the use of plants for clothing instead of animal skins.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) claim they want to appeal to the younger generation with their "cruelty-free Story of Creation."


This new text, to quote PETA, "include[s] updated moral lessons and modern-day applications fit for the 21st century... reminds readers to treat every member of God’s creation with love, kindness, and respect."


"The Bible has long been used to justify all forms of oppression," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk stated.


"So, we used ChatGPT to make it clear that a loving God would never endorse exploitation of or cruelty to animals."


In PETA's version of the book of Genesis, Abraham befriends a gentle lamb to demonstrate his respect for God's creation, instead of sacrificing a ram to show his faith.

Another example of a change can be found in Chapter 21, which explains the conception of Isaac, and how they added a dog named Herbie to the family.


PETA's version of the story reads, "As they walked with Herbie, Sarah and Abraham thought of the importance of adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organisations rather than purchasing them from breeders. They spoke of how buying a dog or cat from a breeder or a pet shop contributes to the companion animal overpopulation crisis, as countless dogs and cats in shelters await loving homes while breeders continue to produce more puppies and kittens for profit."


PETA's "vegan Bible" sparked controversy among Christians who criticised the revised version on social media. Some users called for the organisation to be sued, while others described them as "blasphemous fools".


Personally, I think that before rewriting the Bible, we had better find out where and how it has been mistranslated and manipulated in the first place.



The book is available at:

https://shop.peta.org/the-book-peta-s-version-of-the-creation-story.html#:~:text=In%20this%20new%20text%2C%20we,everywhere%20from%20exploitation%20and%20cruelty!



Reference:

https://premierchristian.news/en/news/article/animal-advocacy-group-rewrites-bible-aided-by-chatgpt-to-make-it-vegan-friendly

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