Todd Starnes comments here on the weirdness that the new Google talkback gadget knows who Allah and Buddha are but draws a blank on Jesus.
Some folks across the fruited plain are wondering if their Google Home smart speakers have an aversion to Christianity.
A number of users have complained that Google’s popular virtual assistant can identify Allah and Buddha but cannot identify Jesus Christ.When she asked Google who Jesus Christ was, the device replied, “Sorry, I don’t know how to help with that yet.”And when she asked who Jesus was, the device responded, “Sorry, I’m not sure how to help.”
I found a similar religious blank when I tried to create an event on my Facebook page, and when I tried to categorize a FB ad promotion. There were loads of categories from which to choose to categorize your event, but “religious” or “Christian” or “Catholic” wasn’t one of them.
This strikes me as the same sort of blind spot so much of the mainstream media has about religion.
Nearly every news story has a religious dimension, but that is never mentioned, unless of course they find something negative about Christianity. Then it is always mentioned.