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Thought for the Week
Monday, 4th December 2023













I am intrigued by the recent upsurge of interest in the potential threat posed to humanity by artificial intelligence. Of course, this is not a new fear! In the 1999 movie, The Matrix, AI created a fake world to hide from humanity the real world that it had subverted for its own ends.
In the movie, the truth is hidden from everyone except for a small band of ‘believers’ who have found a way to infiltrate the computer code. However, they await ‘the One’ who will see the Matrix for what it really is and will unravel it in order to liberate all people from their digital masters.

Christians believe in Jesus as ‘
the One’ who described himself as ‘the way, the truth and the life’. As the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education, we are committing ourselves to ‘speak this truth’ – this is one of our values. We are also called to make Jesus known; as the one who will release the captives in the same way that ‘Neo’ is called to in The Matrix.
How will you respond to Jesus as ‘the truth’?

What does it mean in this context to tell ‘The Truth’?




“You are ignorant of the very thing you worship – and that is what I am going to proclaim to you”
Paul in Athens, (Acts 17: 23b)
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus, (John 8:32)

“Remember…all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more”
Morpheus {to Neo who is choosing the red pill} in the film ‘The Matrix’.





Dan Roberts
Senior Adviser for Trusts
Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education

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