Originally Aired June 30, 2015

IS CHRISTIANITY AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY COMPATIBLE? When we started Canary Cry Radio back in 2012, we saw that the march toward a technological singularity, and the advent of transhumanism, was first, a secular enterprise, but second, an occult and esoteric endeavor, relating back to the earliest forms of spiritual practices, such as Kabbalah, Alchemy, and the ancient mystery schools. From our Christian worldview, the eschatological catalyst is the arrival of the Antichrist and his beast kingdom, which will eventually usher in the return of Jesus Christ to judge and restore the world with a new heavens and new earth. Included in the promise of His return, is an event known as the resurrection of the dead, where the dead in Christ rise first, and are given new, indestructible, immortal bodies. Contrary to this Biblical end times view, is the idea that humanity, through the progress of technology and science, will ultimately achieve immortality, and thus salvation. Or so we thought.

In this episode, we are joined by a man who is a pastor, husband, and father, and a graduate of the world’s first ever Doctor of Ministry program focusing specifically on Theology and Science from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Reverend Doctor Christopher Benek. He also has advanced degrees in Ministry/Theology (Ethics) from Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently working on a fourth in Technology and Theology at Durham University in England. He has been featured all over the place, from the NY Times, FOX News, RT, to Christianity Today, Motherboard, the Daily Show, and now, Canary Cry Radio. According to Reverend Doctor Benek, Christianity must lead the conversation in transhumanism and the technological singularity in order to shape it for the betterment of mankind, and ultimately to bring glory to Jesus Christ. He calls this “Christian Transhumanism.” While we share the notion of bringing glory to Jesus Christ and doing good works for the Kingdom, there are limitations and lessons from Biblical history, as well as projected events in Biblical eschatology, that seem to suggest that we ought to be very cautious about fully immersing ourselves in a transhuman, and ultimately post-human future. Do you believe that we can have Christian Transhumanism to glorify God in this world as Reverend Benek suggests? Or do you believe that one day, we will have to put the technology and science down, as it might ultimately be the catalyst to usher in the mark of the beast, the image of the beast, and the wrath of God?

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16 COMMENTS

  1. This guy is unbelievably naive about us Christians being able to "guide" the transhumanist movement and that we should devout our collective will towards that. They are trying to become gods themselves, we cannot even win the general culture war, let alone some fringe movement of
    wacked out atheist scientists.

  2. I wonder how this idiot got his qualifications. Beside this whole christian involvement, Transhumanism has too many dangers to be implied (although it is already happening). He doesn't’t understand the whole picture, the economic involvement and the control that goes with it.

  3. To CampkillCommentary, You Don't know me Nor do you know the Truths The Most High has revealed to me! Seek JESUS Now while HE may be found! Transhumism is a Big part of The Mark of the Beast! I highly recommend you watch Nicholas 1967 channel, The Most High has revealed Much to him and All his video's cover this topic! The Real Third Temple Satan wants to sit in claiming to be God is The Most High's creation " Human Beings" Changing your DNA to so called live forever in this sinfull state is NOT The Most High GOD'S way! HE provided the way through HIS SON YAHUSHUA! Believe in HIM and be saved! HE will give us Eternal Life when HE returns and Resurrects us!

  4. This fellow uses the Bible, he's a pastor, but he doesn't believe the Bible. I don't think you can be a Christian and not believe what God said. God was specific about not mixing the seed (DNA). DNA is the book that God wrote, he said not to take away words from the book, nor add words to the book. This pastor wants Christians to participate in transhumanism so the bad guys don't take it over. That's like becoming a thief so no one steals from you.

  5. Satan's slippery slope. Big difference in providing a robotic arm for a vet returning from war, and ordering your 6ft. Barbie or Ken baby from the lab.
    Been following this Pastor work and I believe he is being used to have Christians calm down and aqueous to this future. Just like Pastors will be used for interment camp round ups. Just like Pastor Schuller was hired and used in the 80's to go talk to large groups of employees that were being laid off, and their factories opening up in Mexico. Satan is very smooth and always says close to the right thing. News Flash Pastor, Christ is not a particle, and He is not like us.

  6. Comparing breeding plants for more desirable results is a world of difference in putting bug killer in the plants genes or fish genes in squash for a cold resistance. Hybrid plants we know are safe we have eaten them for thousands of years. man modified genes will have disadvantages.

  7. Robots are soul less hence can't be saved they would have desires to sin as much as a rock does. They aren't alive no matter how life like they are they wouldn't be morally responsible and would be cable of "saving themselves" due to never sinning and besides they wouldn't need to be saved due to having no original sin.

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