Distorted Truth: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Battle for the Mind

Mouw, Richard J.

Harper & Row, 1989

p. 43

“People are worried whether if a computer could think then we would have created a human. [Then maybe computers would have to be paid, and be given a social security number. Maybe they’d get letters from the IRS and catalogs from L. L. Bean. Maybe Jehovah’s Witnesses would try to convert them.] But, really, the only really amazing breakthrough in computer technology would be if it became relevant and necessary to say to a computer: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.’ Trust–or the capacity to trust–is one essential ingredient of humanness. And the danger is that one might start to put his trust in his own insights.”