Who Stole My Soap Bar? – Part 3

Note: continues from    Who Stole My Soap Bar? – Part 2…

That’s why I’m always happily carrying my cross with me and not saving my ass — like Samson, the Invincible.

Lustful Daughter

But Abid was so mad, he asked me to get out of his house and I found a room for rent.

Shehnaz complained the room had a serious problem — it had a repugnant smell.

“It’s the aroma of freedom,” I pacified her. I showed her my pleasure to leave her husband’s house while he listened, humiliated.

The room indeed had a problem.

But not the pungent smell, characteristic of Behari people — that’s fine with God.

The problem was that the landlord had a lustful daughter.

You can read the details of my fishing her to God and solving the problem in   My Strange Divorce – 5. .

I’m a weird disciple of Jesus Christ: I don’t fish men; I fish women to God and I guess I and Jesus did a pretty good job of fishing all the women in the bloody landlord’s house to God.

God then kicked me out of my School Teacher’s job and I could afford that room no more.

Once more, I was homeless.

I suffer from anxiety and I had a great panic attack as rent-pay date came near. My wife had tried to send me to an Islamic religious seminary whom I feared were I.S. (Islamic State) butchers who were paid by my older brother, Hamid, to kill and bury me.

I told Edith, my good Bible Teacher in http://www.WorldBibleSchool.org, about my troubles. She asked Qamar Dilnawaz, the minister of Church of Christ, Pakistan, to help me out ASAP.

Qamar did nothing and left me to the butchers of I.S.

Mission:Impossible

God, on the other hand, sent His angel and I saw a dream. The angel of God was asking me to move to this house, my late mom’s house.

After I woke up, He asked me to find a pickup for moving my stuff for Rs300.

I went to the Suzuki pickup trucks’ stand on that strange Friday.

Nobody agreed to move my stuff for less than Rs500. I returned back to my room to pack up, not knowing how I was supposed to find a Rs300 ride.

As I reached the turn of my street,
I found a donkey cart. He asked me Rs300 for the job and I hired him. Yes, a donkey cart!

Some people find it embarrassing to sit on a donkey cart.

As I reached my late mom’s house, God’s angel reminded me how in olden days, the kings used to enter their conquered cities sitting on an ass, as Jesus Christ also had done with Jerusalem.

He brought a smile to my signature sad face.

My mom’s house is in ruins but it was all mine — no more rents to pay!

I gave this house a beautiful name: Asia House, after my daughter; it’s a Greek word that means “welcome” because when I was freakin’ homeless, this house had welcomed me.

In fact, God’s Holy Spirit dwells here and it freaks me out.

But before I entered Asia House, God’s angel asked me to see where Fahmidah, the heroine of this memoir, was and how she was doing — my next Mission:Impossible.

I had known Fahmidah in January, 1992, when I had visited Aasia House with my mom and my younger sister, Aamna.

I was almost 25 then while Fahmidah was 7-9, I’m not sure.

You can find more details in   The Son of Woman,  which you’ll find informative, yet interesting.

I looked around but failed to see her.

Yusuf’s Sister

I only found my left-side neighbor’s wife — who didn’t fit the age: she seemed 40s while Fahmidah could hardly be 35.

A neighbor named Tanweer helped me with breaking the locks and since the ground floor had become lower than the sewer, it was filled with sewage.

I tried to find the source of dirty water leak but it was too dark a house, with no electricity and no windows for sunlight. Some freaky house!

Luckily, I found the ladder my mom had bought for me back in 1976 visit to Pakistan.

I used that ladder and stayed in the upper story as the staircase is outside in the front yard and was covered with thorny branches of I guess the banyan tree along with two bee hives.

In one of the dreams, God had informed me my arrival to Asia House was a carefully-executed plan. He said the people there were good.

On the next night of my arrival, I ran into a gentleman who introduced himself to me as Yusuf.

He said he used to come to play in our house and that my older sister knows him well and it made me glad to know that.

To be continued…

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Who Stole My Soap Bar? – Part 3

Terminator Genesis 6 – A Criteria of Intelligence or of Wisdom?

Suppose you write a piece of software that can add any given pair of numbers.

Will that software be considered intelligent or dumb?

Can a dumb object like a chair add two numbers?

Isn’t the ability to add numbers a valuable skill? Isn’t addition a mental ability?

So why your piece of software is not considered intelligent by the AI scientists?

What does “intelligence” mean?

Let me surprise you.

The white man actually lacks wisdom. By wisdom, I mean the ability to understand what a chair is. What a fan is i.e. The ability to see things and recognize them.

That’s why they have struggled since the times of Aristotle and Socrates to understand what wisdom is. They decided to call it “common sense”.

Not that this 3000 years of illustrious philosophical venture has helped them gain any wisdom.

They’re still struggling to understand what “common sense” means.

Just because your piece of software got a lot of intelligence, it doesn’t mean it’s “intelligent” — because it got intelligence but no wisdom:

. It doesn’t know what numbers are.
. It doesn’t know what “addition” is.
. It doesn’t know what’s the use of adding numbers.
. It even doesn’t know whether it should add those numbers or, say, multiply them.

Heck. It doesn’t even know it’s adding numbers. It can’t choose not to add the numbers. It can’t choose to err and give you a misleading answer!

It got no mind of its own. Your piece of software is not WISE.

And wisdom is defined herewith as “The ability to receive sensory data, to correctly perceive it, to discern its implications and to make (independent) decisions that maximize a profit”.

Since your piece of software adds quickly and accurately, it’s definitely intelligent. In fact, it’s more intelligent than any human being but it’s not wise — because it lacks any of the abilities mentioned in The Definition of Wisdom.

It can’t even compete with a single-cell creature. Because even a single-cell microbe knows hunger and it tries its best to find food, for example. A microbe is wise.

A computer may beat humans at Go (the famous board game) and be called “A major breakthrough in AI” but does it know what it’s doing? Does it like playing Go? Does it know why to win? Can it choose not to win?

What kind of breakthrough people are talking about?

The scientists have convinced the investors that if we continue building larger & more powerful artificial neural nets, we’ll somehow achieve Strong AI (Wisdom).

They believe we’ll just wake up one day and the computers will be wise. They’ll listen and understand. They’ll look and see. Stephen Hawkins even warns us that artificial neural nets may one day learn stuff we never intended it to and turn against us!

The truth is bitter.

The truth is that no matter how advanced an artificial neural net is, the computer will still remain a dumb machine executing (machine) instructions without having the least idea of what it’s doing. Or the least interest in doing it!

I suggest either using “wisdom” as defined above or coming up with another word that fits The Definition of Wisdom.

I’m a Pakistani and since they got wisdom, they have words to describe what computers lack.

They know what makes computers do dumb things. Like catching a virus and doing damage to themselves and others.

The kind of wisdom I’ve defined her is called “Akal” or “Samajh” in Urdu. Computers lack akal — all Pakistanis know that.

It’s one reason why I succeeded in developing the necessary algorithms to make a computer understand what it’s looking at, what it’s hearing, to whom it’s talking, what’s going on, whether doing something is profitable or not and therefore, decide whether it should do it or not.

However great my achievement may be, it still needs to be converted into machine code. And I lack necessary resources.

I’ve already requested contributions to help me code and feed my algorithms to computers. Please spread the word to your network of family, friends and business associates.

I’ll also try to raise funds through Kickstarter.com.

If you read my other posts, you’ll know that my rich brothers are of no use — they want me dead because I dared to marry against their choice.

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Terminator Genesis 5 – The Role of Definitions In Solving Problems

In the previous post titled  Terminator Genesis 4 – The Importance of Definitions,  I explained how all natural creatures depend on their ability to construct definitions to see things.

And when I say “see”, I also mean to hear, taste, smell, touch or see abstract things such as love, intentions and work.

In this post, I’ll show you how definitions also help in understanding problems as well as in solving them.

I’m not going to show you HOW to build an electronic problem solver. I’l just show you the important role definitions play in solving problems — just as I only showed you the importance of definitions in the work of our senses but I did not show you HOW one can build an electronic definition builder and hence, electronic sense(s).

If you are good in mathematics, you should already know the fact that each problem (and solution) is a mere definition but I’ll assume that you’re not a mathematician.

Thus, you’ll be surprised to learn that a computer program is nothing but a definition and that a nest is also a mere definition.

A sparrow can build and maintain a good nest because it got a very good definition of what a nest is.

What it does to build a nest is to work towards constructing a nest that fulfils the definition it has in its mind, using its skills and its faculties. (I’m not going to discuss these skills and faculties yet.)

If you remove a part of its nest, the sparrow will know because the nest will no longer fit the Definition. It, therefore, will start repairing the nest until it again fulfils the Definition (assuming it decides to.)

Again, if you throw some paper balls in its nest, it will remove them to keep its nest clean & tidy.

In the first instance, we made the nest incomplete and the sparrow realized that and repaired the damage to re-complete the nest.

In the second instance, we added stuff to the nest that’s not part of its definition. Again, the sparrow realized the problem and returned the nest to its proper state.

A software developer works in a similar fashion.

Suppose that you asked a programmer to write a code to print the numbers 1 to 10 on the screen.

Then the programmer will start constructing a program that fulfils the problem definition.

At this stage, she’s like a sparrow constructing its nest.

After writing the code, if you delete some part of her program code, she’ll know it and will replace that code.

Similarly, if you add something wrong to her program, she’ll know it and remove it because she knows what the correct program should be.

Isn’t it beautiful how computer coding is like building a nest?

If we assume that all problems’ solutions in the world are like coding a computer, then by building a definition builder, we’d not only have built an electronic ear, but also have built a general problem solver!

A true general problem solver.

Let me inform you that the algorithms used to build an electronic ear will also be used to build the electronic eye i.e. our algorithms will be a general sensory data (signal) processor.

I got the algorithms for analyzing an audio (or video signal) and creating the definitions. These algorithms can also refine the definitions with experience.

To convert these algorithms into computer code, however, I need an investor who’ll finanace my work for at least two years.

An electronic ear can be a good addition to any computer device but it’s particularly useful for small computing devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs.

According to  Statista.com,   there were 1.86 billion smartphones in the world in 2015, projected to reach 2.87 billion by 2020.

The  Pew Research Center  estimates 68% of Americans owned a smartphone and 45% owned a tablet PC in 2015.

Hence the potential market for an electronic ear is quite large.

Thus, my financial supporter will be given handsom returns for sharing the risk(s) with me.

A typical investor will pay $339 upfront + $79/month thereafter or $479 paid half-yearly. I expect producing the first version in 2 years.

In case of success, the typical investor will receive twice their money. The larger your investment is, higher the return you’ll get. . I’m open to suggestions.

I’ll next further discuss definitions. Till then…

See Ya.

Terminator Genesis 5 – The Role of Definitions In Solving Problems

Terminator Genesis 4 – The Importance of Definitions

If you try to hit a mosquito with your hand, it will fly away.

This means that even a mosquito knows what a hand is, what damage it can do (crush), that getting crushed is a life hazard and that life is precious that doesn’t return once lost (and is worth saving).

A mosquito understands what your hand is, what getting crushed is, what a hazard is, what life is, what loss (of life) is.

In other words, a mosquito got the correct definitions of all above.

Without having correct definition(s), one cannot correctly identify or understand what something is.

Let me give you an example.

Suppose you’ve never heard about apples and that I’m trying to teach you to recognize an apple when you see one.

If I gave you, say, this defition of an apple: “an apple is something round and red.” Then you’ll also consider a red ball an apple — which is wrong.

Suppose that I then improve upon my definition and say “an apple is a round & red object that is edible”.

Then you’ll reject a yellow apple and consider a tomato an apple — both of which are mistakes.

Hence, my definition is not yet concise & correct.

Suppose I then say “an apple is a fruit that is usually round and tastes like apple”, then this definition will not only exclude all objects that look like an apple but do not taste like an apple, but it will also correctly identify, say, a genetically-engineered black apple.

Even if you eat a dish or drink a beverage made of apple, you’ll still know that it contains apple.

Let me clarify that “tastes like apple” does not constitute a recursive (circular) definition because the apple’s flavor is not an apple but it’s a chemical that can be completely defined by a chemist independent of apples.

Assuming that the last definition was perfect, you’ll now correctly identify an apple when you see one, even when it’s altered.

The mosquito had correct definitions when it decided to escape your attempt to crush it.

Now let us see whether a computer can “see” anything.

Suppose that we use a camcorder to record a session between a patient and a physician.

Now if a human is shown that recording, she’ll correctly understand what’s going on. She will also identify doctor’s clinic, the doctor, the patient, any objects on doctor’s table, the chairs, the walls and any other object known by common people.

So it’s safe to assume that there was nothing wrong with the recording.

But what if we show this recording to a computer? Will the computer be able to understand anything? Will it be able to identify any objects?

No. The computer can record the video and play it back but it will not understand anything — and it’s terribly difficult to teach it to identify simplest objects.

And it’s identification performance will always remain awful. Compare that to a tiny mosquito’s!

Another serious issue with the computers is that they can’t learn about new objects.

Many domestic animals can identify common household objects and they can usually also understand many abstract “objects” such as “death”, “food”, “injury”, “love” and even “work”.

If you’re, say, a software developer and got a cat, then the cat will initially not understand why you’re wasting your time on a computer — it’s not food.

But after a while, the cat will understand that your computer is actually a tree whose fruit (money) you use to provide for your food (as well as cat’s).

Conclusions:

1. The ability to “see” things is dependent on our ability to construct definitions.

2. To achieve AI (Artificial Intelligence,) we need definitions, not a neural net to compare (a stored image) to another (that we expect the computer to be able to identify).

3. Even a mosquito with less than a milligram of gray matter knows what is “food” and thus, can find it.

It’s not because its brain is more powerful than a supercomputer (or even an ordinary smartphone’s processor). It’s because it uses different algorithms.

4. A computer equipped with a camcorder is capable of vision and hearing — provided we let it eat from the “tree” (algorithms) of vision & hearing.

5. The computer lacks no intelligence. Intelligence is the number of questions one can solve in a given time. An ordinary person can solve 100 questions/hour. A computer can easily solve millions and billions.

6. We first need to solve the problem of computer vision and hearing. In other words, we first need to build an electronic eye and an electronic ear.

And for that, we’ll also need to build an electronic brain and a database so that the computer will then learn to see and hear.

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The Secret Sign of Cain

In the Book of Genesis, we read about the earth’s recommendation to put a severe curse upon Cain for killing his proud brother.

But God listened to Cain, not the earth. He further blessed him with a sign and a promise to revenge his murder seven times. Seven means “maximum”.

Nobody seems to understand this mystery.

Let me explain.

Cain was a good son who used to respect women and obey his mom.

God gave him a woman; a special women, the one that God had created from Cain’s rib (Cain’s soulmate). That was the sign.

Nobody kills a man of family & children, do they?

But that’s THE Sign of Cain. His real sign was that as soon as he slept with his soulmate, she filled his heart with love and he ate from The Tree of Life (received the free gift of Holy Spirit):

He got baptized by Jesus, became a saint and he changed his name to Seth. Therefore, anybody who’ll curse Cain-Seth will be cursed seven times

Abel should not have boasted of his accepted offering and teasing Cain, making him angry.

People believe Cain was angry because God rejected his offering.

Wrong.

God never angers us.

It must be evil Abel angering him. And he got killed. The problem with Abel was that he was righteous — or that’s what he tried to show.

Never anger anyone. It’s evil.

And learn to listen to your mom (and dad if he’s an obedient husband). Listen to your wife and always strive to serve her and protect her.

Wish you successful marriage with your soulmate and happy journey to heaven.

The Secret Sign of Cain

Who Stole My Soap Bar? – Part 2

In the first post by this name,   Who Stole My Soap Bar?  I told a story of my neighbor, Hanif, who had stolen my soap bar because he wanted me to marry his sister, Fahmidah.

In fact, he’s so desperate to marry me to that beautiful damsel that he is ready to go to any length.

But I’m not going to marry that girl whom I’v always loved.

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Jurlene, my Bible Teacher, once chastised me for such adventures.

She was right when she said “Berni, didn’t I ask you to stop your adventures with women? They give you heartaches and worsen your insomnia problem.”

Poor Jurlene. I failed to obey her because I don’t fear evil.

I enjoy evil — even if it gives me heartache.

When I’m up to something good, I don’t care about storms nor tornadoes. What’s a heartache to stop me from doing the will of God?

She once likened me to “Samson” (The Invincible) because she fool said I had a bad eye for women, like Samson!

How evil on the part of my Bible Teacher!

How dare she judge the Judge of Israel?

Samson had committed no error when he married Delilah, the Palestinian woman.

God wanted him to do that to strike terror in the hearts of bloody Palestinians and teach them to respect the God of Jews — even if they had learned the secret of Samson’s incredible powers.

So my Bible Teacher used to believe the false doctrine of Jesus Christ dying for our sins and hence, she thought that this gave her a license to judge people and commit sins!

What evidence she had against me? I kept telling her about women showing lust in me and my fishing them for God but she thought I had a bad eye for women. How disgusting these teachers are!

There’s always some wisdom of God in my life’s adventures and she should have known that it’s impossible for us to understand God’s wisdom unless He explains it to us and He doesn’t explain to sinners, does He?

Why then she did evil and tried to judge me instead of asking me to explain myself?

In particular, why do they do evil and try to find error with the prophets, the judges and even God himself?

And if teachers and preachers of Bible can find error with the judges and prophets of Bible — which they believe is the word of God — will they not find errors with you? Will they not judge you?

Don’t these evil idiots read about Pharisees finding error with the prostitute who had come to listen to the word of God and Jesus’ refusing to judge her and even saving her from the death penalty?

Jesus, the Word of God, refuses to judge a known prostitute but these “holy” teachers and preachers will even find error with God.

That’s why I’m an outlaw and hated by many teachers and most preachers.

So why Hanif is so hell-bent on marrying me to his beautiful sister?

Why me?

When my wife threw me out of my apartment in February, 2014, I asked her where to go and she suggested I move to my brother, Abid’s.

I had no other place to go to. So I moved to Abid’s although I despise his insolence.

After two months of giving me hell, he once thought of glorifying Ka’ba, the largest idol of the world that is worshipped by Muslims.

I had once mentioned my amusement of God sending a flock of nightingales dropping stones on an army of elephants sent to destroy Ka’ba in 1998, completely shattering the elephants into pieces (Koran:105).

He decided to remind me of that amazing story (to show me how my conversion to Christianity was at fault.)

I asked him if they could ever find an archeological evidence of that army.

“No. It was completely shattered into pieces,” he answered.

“And what about the pots and the armors? You know, such a huge army doesn’t move empty-handed?”

“Everything must have been shattered” he answered in bewilderment.

“So it’s a false story, isn’t it?”

He was dumbfounded.

But his religious bigotry made him mad at me.

Next day, he tried to turn his humiliation into a victory.

At dinner, he accused me of being an idiot for having glorified Ka’ba in 1998. I said “I did it on purpose.”

That really infuriated him and his blood pressure shot up and he swallowed his pills.

He fool thought I trapped him since 1998! How could I’ve done that on my own? It was God who lays these traps.

My conversion to Christianity is both the reason of my troubles as well as the vehicle of my greatest victories — like Joseph, son of Israel.

Continues   here.

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The Untold Story of Creation!

I guess most of my readers have already read the Story of Creation in the Book of Genesis at least once? If not, please do so now.

I also believe it’s safe to assume that none has understood much of it. In fact, most all have actually misunderstood it.

I’m not going to blame those who failed to understand it — “Only God understands what God says and God only listens to God”.

But I usually lash out my great displeasure at teachers and preachers of Bible — because they work so hard to assert their wrong interpretations.

They do evil and that displeases me.

Today I’m going to uncover another great mystery of the Book of Genesis.

Pay attention and listen carefully.

The scholars have wondered for thousands of years about God’s declaration “It’s very good” when He created mankind on the 6th day.

Why call evil “very good”?

They wonder but fail to find an answer because they don’t pay attention to what Jesus says in Gospel.

When approached by a would-be, rich disciple called Joseph, Jesus rebuked & corrected Joseph by asking him “Why do you call me ‘good teacher?'”

Why?

Because Jesus Christ is NOT a good teacher!

He’s a wicked teacher who loves & enjoys evil!

So now let me re-tell the Story of Creation and you’ll understand everything because God explains to me His words — all of them.

When God created Woman, He asked her to produce children and nurture them till they grow up and that’s what women do. So God got nothing to hold against women.

But when God asked Man to earn a living and give it to his wife so that she could stay at home in peace, produce children and nurture them, Man rebelled.

He said “No Sir! Why should I bow to women? It’s my money, my house, my rules. I’ll not bow to women. Instead, I’ll ask women to bow to me!

“I’m a man. I’m strong. I’m not a kid, I know everything. You can’t fool me, Sir. I know everything!

“Women are weak. They’re fools. They stay at home. What do they know? Women don’t know anything!”

When God saw this rebellion, He didn’t feel scared. Neither did He feel sorry.

No.

He said “This is very good. This is going to be fun. We’re going to have some fun.

LET THERE BE FUN!”

And there was fun.

He picked an angel and said “Your job is to teach Man everything that I hate” and that Satan got down to his job. He loves evil.

God then turned to Woman and said “I’ll turn your heart to Man so that he’ll easily rule over you!”

Man is created from dust. Dust is dirty. Don’t eat dust. It contains all kinds of germs and insects. We don’t eat dust. We keep dusting and throwing dirt out, don’t we?

But women are created from a rib. It’s good to eat a rib; it’s clean. Even if it falls and gathers some dust, it’s still clean. Just wash it and eat it.

We don’t throw away ribs, do we?

Then God sat back and wondered with us: “Can Man indeed establish his rule over women against My will or is he going to bow to Woman?”

Now look all around you.

What do you see?

Man is bowing down to Woman!

Man is fighting for women’s rights: No nation can advance unless they learn to respect their women.

That’s the secret of Wealth of Nations. It’s the untold secret of success of Anglo-Saxons!

“Satan” is a Jewish word that means “enemy”. The whole world says Satan means “enemy of God”. Well, that’s not totally wrong but “Satan” actually means “misogynist” (enemy of women).

If you do misogyny, then God will put a curse on you. If you don’t repent, He’ll keep putting more curses on you until a time will come when you’ll hardly progress.

You’ll feel as if you’re crawling on your belly and licking dust!

We all come to this world from the bellies of a woman, don’t we?

What comes out of the bellies of man, except for dirty things?

Learn to respect women so that God will bless you with success and great achievements.

Otherwise, He’ll put a curse on you and you’ll be a loser.

I hope that my story will help you understand my Father as well as the Story of Creation.

I hope you’ve found this post interesting.

If so, why not share it with others?

I’ll keep elaborating on the stories of Genesis and others until you understand them all.

Adam, Son of God (reborn into this world through a woman.)

Aside