The church versus the Terminator: Catholic leaders warn killer robots will ‘push us further from ethical society’

Robot confessionals coming soon!


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I’d trust the word of a T-1000 more than I would any Arch Bishop of Canterbury or the current wearer of the “funny hat”.

    • I see the “Terminator” movies have taught you nothing! 🙂

  • FactsWillOut

    Best comment at DM:

    “As long as there isn’t an autonomous manufacturing, reload and repair capacity, I don’t see the problem.”

  • DMB

    This reminds me of the movie Priest.

  • tom_billesley

    There were arguments about the ethics of using the crossbow. It was regarded as an inhuman weapon which required no skill and had no honour. Various mediaeval popes are reputed to have banned their use against other Christians, but use against Saracens, Turks and other Mahometans was permitted.

    • mobuyus

      Many weapons have their own niche.

    • Minicapt

      “Puckle demonstrated two configurations of the basic design: one, intended for use against Christian enemies, fired conventional round bullets, while the second, designed to be used against the Muslim Turks, fired square bullets.”


  • Norman_In_New_York

    A number of countries are working on military robotics (the ground equivalent of drones) although this field is still in its rudimentary infancy.