You know how you are sensitized to hearing your own name in somebody else's conversation across the room ? Well I suggest your own interest in "informational epistemology" has sensitized you to the word "programmed" with all the trappings that you wish to bring to it.
I am using it to denote a structural stage in an autopoietic (living) system which such systems inherit genetically by virtue of successful survival of their "parents" who utilized that structure. I do not require "cause" for the emergence of autopoietic systems or what we define as their stages of structure, since the principle of "spontaneous emergence" has been established elsewhere. (Prigogine)
Can we just extirpate the circumlocution?
Obfuscation of God is the fault of "the word" and other religious instruments used to portray fables rather than a more natural religious panthea based upon science and reason should shine through.
The American poet James Russell Lowell wrote in a letter in 1876: "What fills me with doubt and dismay is the degradation of the moral tone. Is it or is it not a result of democracy? Is ours a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” or a Kakistocracy, rather for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools.
PS - I'd like to know more about Websters Novel..