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.”