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    World Religion & Speculative Theology - Thread: Transhumanism/immortality

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      Transhumanism/immortality

      Science channels promote the idea that it's inevitable that humanity will merge with machines and live forever...
      I have also heard that the the Sun will someday either implode a explode but by then humans will have ventured off into other galaxies.. also I have heard it argued that even tho the universe will end, we will be so advanced by that point that we could prevent the extinction of the universe and regenerate it.
      Question is, who would seriously want to live forever if you know that others before have died and moved on?
      I think it would bother you to the point of insanity, it would be the eternal burning question "what's beyond death?"...
      It would bother you that you have known generations of loved ones passing on...
      It would make you cold to the point that even though you could end your existence you would be too afraid of the unknown that you would continue into insanity.
      I believe it's impossible and that science can only dream, Christ is coming soon to create a new universe and no man made invention can thwart His plan.
      Also the idea of uploading consciousness into a robot or whatever is totally ridiculous, you cannot upload a soul.
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      I choose to believe the bible so while it may be possible at some point I dont think God will allow us to reach that point
      Isaiah 40:31

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      We don't know where the soul is located. People have had heart transplants so we know the soul isn't there. Is it in the brain? Or does it just surround the living part of the body? What I'm getting at is there is the possibility of a head transplant into a mechanical being at some point in the future. We see prosthetics that are controlled by the brain now so it will be feasible some day. Will that live forever? Not likely. Even the brain will age.
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      I believe the Bible clearly says that it is appointed to man to die once. Then he much stand before God and account for himself or herself. I don't see any exceptions to that in scripture, so despite what science wants to do I don't think it will happen

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      Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
      Science channels promote the idea that it's inevitable that humanity will merge with machines and live forever...
      The reality is... one Day humanity will merge with the spiritual and become immortal. The Physical and Spiritual realms will converge. It began with Jesus when He stepped out of the tomb on Resurrection Day, and we long for that Day when Christ Jesus will return to establish God's Kingdom on the earth, and eradicate sin and rebellion.

      Man will attempt to "live forever" through artificial means, and the fallen gods will assist in the delusion that we can apart from God, but it will not happen. Without walking the Way of the Cross this goal is unattainable. Rather the promise of the Word is -
      "Eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality." (Rom 2:7)

      Amen.
      "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." - 2Tim 2:15

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