I once prefaced a social media post with the following: From virtual humans to trans-speciesists, as humans begin exploring the meaning of morphological freedom, it will become more important than ever that Christians can clearly explain what it means to be made in the image of God. I firmly believe that. As a both Christian […]
Read More Does Christianity Need a Christian Transhumanist Association?
When discussing the future from a Christian worldview, especially when commenting on Bible prophecy, there are some critics of Christian futurism who belittle it as mere Escapism. For example, Micah Redding, founder and President of the Christian Transhumanist Association, said the following during his presentation, “What is Christian Transhumanism?”, during the first annual Christian Transhumanist […]
Read More Why Christian Futurism (aka ‘Left Behind’ theology) isn’t necessarily Escapism
The Christian Tranhumanist Association speaks a lot about redemption. For example, the CTA’s Executive Director Micah Redding quotes his Founding Chair, Christopher Benek, as saying: “I don’t see Christ’s redemption limited to human beings. It’s redemption to all of creation, even AI. If AI is autonomous, then we should encourage it to participate in Christ’s […]
Read More Christian Transhumanism’s Redemption Problem
It’s helpful sometimes to define terms do that everyone is on the same page. The Oxford Dictionary defines transhumanism as: “The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.” The question for many Christians who affirm the historical veracity of […]
Read More What does Christian Transhumanism mean?
There is at least one verse on the Bible that suggests that the transhumanist ideal of radical life extension is ultimately achievable. Isaiah 65:20 reads: “No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will […]
Read More A New Heavens and New Earth… and Transhumanism?
In my Impworld/Øtherworld series, mankind is having an identity crisis. It’s a multi-level problem. We’ve created a new species of man called Homo adaptis, or mutants, to farm our oceans, dig in nearly airless Martian mines, fight our wars, and basically thrive on any other environment we find hostile. In my series, our creation has […]
Read More Transhumanism: Mankind’s Future Identity Crisis
Plastics manufacturer Nissei Eco introduced Pepper in 2017 at Tokyo’s annual Life Ending Industry Expo — Japan’s largest trade show for everything funeral-related. Funerals are costly in Japan, where it costs about 550,000 yen (~$5,030) just to hire the services of a Buddhist monk. Pepper was proposed to administer last rites for a much more […]
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