Transhuman Movement Reviewed

First in a Series, on Pandemonium’s Engine

Would you be interested to learn more about transhumanism and the singularity? Earlier this week I added a News Odyssey story about a transhumanist who has begun a religious nonprofit, Way of the Future, for the blending of worship with Artificial Intelligence. How would you share your faith with this inventor?

Over the next few months I will republish a series on Pandemonium’s Engine (PE) that was originally posted during the winter of 2012 on the previous version of SisterSite, with updates.

The book’s subtitle, How the End of the Church Age, the Rise of Transhumanism, and the Coming of the Übermensch Herald Satan's Imminent and Final Assault on the Creation of God, reveals an aggressive agenda to bring Christians up to speed on this challenge to the Faith.

Published by Defender Publishing, Crane, Mo., it offers a collection of essays and articles on the Human Enhancement Revolution (HER), GRIN (genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology) and current scientific efforts to alter human DNA sequencing and create new forms of life. This seems like a timely series in view of news stories like some that are posted on SistersSite’s News Odyssey.

The transhumanist movement does not regard the human being as a special creation of God, and has no problem in merging species through biotechnologies, thereby disregarding God’s kinds which evolutionists also deny.

For a preview of some of the concepts we will look at, watch this video featuring Tom Horn, D.D., the author of Chapter One of Pandemonium’s Engine. The websites referenced in the video are no longer are online, but Tom Horn (not to be confused with the American Old West scout) can be googled or binged and you will find lots of information. Dr. Horn is currently CEO of SkyWatchTV and operates Whispering Ponies Ranch today.

Please be aware that some of the topics associated with transhumanism are spectacular and invite a variety of speakers and theological views, not all that are reputable.

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Flesh and Bone and The Protestant Conscience is an e-book on Amazon.com. It is 99¢ and in the Amazon lending library as well. The book description follows.

Would you let your conscience be your guide?

Does God care if the skin and bone of the dead are passed along to the living for medical uses? Is organ donation OK with God? Should you sign a Living Will?

Did you know that dead organ donors are often anesthetized before their organs are removed? Do you know the current definition of death? The conscience cannot function without facts.

As we ponder the ethics of in vitro fertilization, stem cell research and man-made chimeras, our thoughts trail off. How then should we live? (Ez 33:10)

How should a Christian think about euthanasia by starvation when doctors and the state attorney general all agree it is time to withhold feeding from a brain injured patient? Some things are family matters, but someday it may be our family.

Here is a small book to help you think about whether you want to sign your driver's license, donate a kidney, cremate your loved one, and many other practical questions that may arise in the course of your healthcare decisions or watch over others.

It offers a special focus on the doctrine of the Resurrection that is related to such decisions. Sunday School classes and Bible Study groups could use this book to facilitate discussion about the issues covered.