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PETA has used ChatGPT to give the book of Genesis a “vegan” makeover to recreate the story and “send a can’t be missed animal rights message filled with vegan teachings.” In PETA’s vegan Bible, animals are called “beings” instead of “creatures” or “beasts,” and plants like bamboo and hemp are used for clothes instead of animal skins because “no one with any fashion or moral sense would wear animal skins in the 21st century.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said, “The Bible has long been used to justify all forms of oppression, so we’ve used ChatGPT to make it clear that a loving God would never endorse exploitation of or cruelty to animals. It took God only six days to create the entire world, but we realized it would take us years to rewrite the whole Bible, which is why we’ve started with just the first book.”

In chapter 22 of Genesis, Abraham goes to Moriah, where he befriends a gentle lamb to show his respect for God’s creation instead of killing a ram to show his faith. According to the organization’s press release, PETA hopes their “cruelty-free” version of the Bible appeals to the 73 percent of Gen Z that allegedly identifies as animal rights activists.

Abraham and Sarah, who were 100 and 90 years old, respectively, when they conceived their child, Isaac, also adopted a dog named Herbie in PETA’s version of chapter 21 of the creation story. PETA’s version reads, “As they walked with Herbie, Sarah and Abraham thought of the importance of adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations rather than purchasing them from breeders.”

Their version continues, “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 ChatGPT version of Genesis is available for purchase from its online shop for $3.99. The use of AI technology has recently increased and will likely continue to do so. A PETA US spokesperson told The Christian Post that despite rewriting the first book of the Christian Bible, they have no plans to reimagine the sacred writings of other religions.

While rewriting the Bible is undoubtedly controversial, PETA has made strides in recent years to expand its messaging to faith-based audiences with its LAMBS program, a resource aimed at providing Christians with scriptural evidence for what PETA says is God’s plan for animals under the stewardship of man.

Interestingly, the LAMBS page omits any reference to Genesis 3 and the first sacrifice for sin or the Levitical system of sacrifice given to Moses but does refer to Isaiah 11:6-9, understood by most scholars to be a Messianic prophecy when animals no longer harm humans or one another in the Kingdom of God.

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