Transhumanism: Thieves in the Temple

By Mark Antony Rossi

I used to be one of those people that rolled their eyes when told the body was a sacred temple. I was young and after a few events that cheated death I thought spiritualizing how I used my body was a curtailment of Liberty. Plus I liked smoking cigarettes.

Now as a much older person, nearly 15 years since I quit smoking, my body and it’s health have become of paramount concern. I see the need to live a more healthy lifestyle and respect the wear and tear of five decades of living. In short, I cannot rationalize unsafe habits and expect to still be around for my children.

The advent of transhumanism is upon us and this sinister philosophy usually preys on the older crowd. Transhumanism’s core beliefs revolve around inserting or downloading through biomechanical software, knowledge, memories; perhaps a lifetime of information to allow a person to live on temporary in a computer and then eventually uploaded into another body.

It’s first attack on society is to mock modern medicine as merely a system for death prevention. For many of us this is not a bad goal, thank you medicine, but for the extremist philosophy of transhumanism, anything that prevents death prolongs public acceptance of digital reincarnation.

As with all formulas to alter the human body, transhumanism positions itself as a natural inclination for life extension as opposed to exercise and healthy living or even medication. But in its essence, transhumanism is a total defilement of the human body. It disrespects human sanctity by treating living flesh as no more special than a sophisticated machine.

Transhumanism is anti human and quite possibly anti spiritual. What happens to the beliefs of our ancestors if we attempt to short circuit the possibility of an afterlife in order to live forever in a hospital memory module or in a borrowed body of a total stranger. The extreme irony in this travesty is the transhumanists are actually aggressive atheists who after centuries of censoring the very notion of an afterlife now reach for eternal life using silicon circuits instead of sacred rituals.

About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York. He also hosts a podcast called Strength to be Human.

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