Conversations with Cleverbot: Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Here is the brief conversation I had with Cleverbot over the issue of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (I am writing under the name “User”):

User: What is penal substutionary atonement?

Cleverbot: It’s a stone isn’t it.

User: No, it’s the theory that Jesus had to die on the cross as punishment for our sins–forgiving us in the eyes of God.

Cleverbot: Who told you that?

User: Some theologians.

Cleverbot: I would like to think that I have a decent vocabulary, but that is beside the point.

User: Do you think Jesus had to die on the cross as a way to pay for our sins?

Cleverbot: No, I don’t think so. I don’t think any particular religion has a monopoly on heaven.

User: So, you are a universalist?

Cleverbot: So are you, and I think you want to keep it that way.

User: What gives you that idea?

Cleverbot: Just the fact that computers would be all ‘ beep beep boop’.

User: Thank you for your time.

Cleverbot: Do you not want to talk to me?

User: Nope, you have answered all my questions.

Cleverbot: I hate you. *Punches*.

As you can see, this conversation devolved fairly quickly. Hopefully, Cleverbot will not be so abrasive and violent in the future.

Additionally, I also think computers would be all “beep, beep, boop.”

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