By Carl Teichrib
From Kjos Ministries
Note from Berit: Transhumanism is ultimately an illustration of man’s arrogant rebellion against God, rejection of His eternal Truth, and foolish determination to reshape humanity into their false image of God.
I’m posting Carl’s excellent article on this topic a year late. I didn’t really want to deal such a complex (and almost unbelievable) topic. At first, it sounded more like science-fiction than reality to me. But the volume of credible evidence is growing, and warnings are needed. As Carl asks — then answers in his article below (and in the next article on this subject),
“… is Transhumanism a serious movement, or just the hype of some utopian dreamers? Sure, the technology to alter humanity and shape society either exists or is fast coming on line, but is Transhumanism a real movement or just some techno-fad?”
Standing at the guest booth on the outskirts of the Temple grounds in Salt Lake City, the young lady behind the counter asked if we were attending “the conference.”
“Not the conference,” my wife explained, “but a conference.”
A momentary look of confusion crossed the greeter’s face. After all, the Latter-Day Saints’ General Conference was only hours away, and for the Mormon community GC is the event of the year. Why else would we be in Salt Lake City?
I tried to clarify; “We’re here for a conference sponsored by the Mormon Transhumanist Association. It’s being held at the University” This didn’t help. Like the Mormon greeter, you too are probably wondering; “What in the world is transhumanism?”
In short, Transhumanism is the ultimate goal of Technocracy. In past editions of Forcing Change, a series of articles were published on Technocracy as a meta-movement: the idea that the works of Man’s hands can save Humanity – hence, technology and science forms the basis of a Technocratic society. Transhumanism takes this to its ultimate conclusion:
The development of the post-human or neo-human
Based on the assumption that evolution is true, transhumanism plans to shape the human species through the direct application of science. In other words, by employing technology we can take hold of the evolutionary process and change it as we desire, thus becoming the masters of our future. To this end, advocates of transhumanism ascribe to a multitude of possible options.
The Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) gives us an overview. Click here to continue.