Carl Teichrib, author of "The Rise of Techno-Gods: The Merging of Transhumanism and Spirituality" writes that transhumanists believe they are on the verge of evolving into deity. They are no longer mere humans but post-humans. Theirs is the technical quest for the Holy Grail, ascension through engineering. Transhumanism is modern-day alchemy and magic, the contemporary manifestation of the Secret Doctrine of Hermes Trismegistus Thoth: "As above so below," which means that because everything is god then man is god too. Transhumanist Mark Pesce, a co-inventor of 3-D interfacing for the worldwide web and a panelist and judge on ABC's show The New Inventors, puts it this way,
".... we seek... a transcendence of transience, translation to incorruptible form. An escape if you will, a stop to the wheel. We seek, therefore, to bless ourselves with perfect knowledge and perfect will; To become as gods, take the universe in hand, and transform it in our image â€” for our own delight. As it is on Earth, so it shall be in the heavens. There is no God but Man." (Carl Teichrib, www.forcingchange.org)
At the root of the rejection of the living God is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, thus he is not created in His spiritual image. He is not dependent upon the living God but is rather a man-god, the creator of God, and the master of time, being, and the world who through his own powers will save himself.
From the days of Adam right down to our own time, the devilish belief that man is God has danced across history, seducing millions in its path. Early Church Father John of Damascus identifies barbarism as the primordial heresy, the idea that man is god:
"Barbarism is that which prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah. It is called barbarism because of the fact that in those times men had no ruling authority or mutual accord, but every man was independent and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own will." (John of Damascus, "The Fount of Knowledge," cited in Political Apocalypse, Ellis Sandoz, p. 131)
After studying civilizations across the whole span of history, noted historian Arnold Toynbee concluded that the paramount religion of mankind is self-worship...of man as god. Tal Brooke concurs, noting that historically there has always been an exoteric (outer) polytheism-pantheism for the general masses and a high level esoteric (inner or secret gnosis) "advaitic" monism for the higher initiate. For initiates then:
".... the Great Lie (is) the foundation stone of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, the Kabala, the Greek Hermetic, Eleusinian and Gnostic beliefs, Neo-Platonism, all the occult creeds from Theosophy and the Masonic orders to the Rosicrucian's (and) the New Age movement. The Great Lie is...the belief that man is God, that his true identity is the immortal self...that as God, he will never die (and) Sin and depravity are...illusions since this inner divinity is at man's core." (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29:3, 2005)
The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center both of an organized mystery religion based on the primordial heresy and as the first utopian or heaven on earth project. Babylon embraced the Great Lie. Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM." They were earmarked by their "advaitic monism," evolutionary science of magic-transformism, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, sorcery, astrology, channeling, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, and hedonism. But the root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the Great Dragon himself....Lucifer.
God abhors these practices and sternly reminds His people through the prophet Isaiah (45:18-19) not to be seduced by Babylon's deadly delusion:
"For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. 19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. "
Seeking God in vain is to seek for Him in nature--the monistic one-thing, "the greater physical or psychic being" which may be either of matter or of psychic forces known from the days of Babylonia as watery chaos, the formless void, and Nu for example and in our own time as Hegel's pantheist Geist, Marx's dialectical matter, evolutionary matter, Carl Jung's Abraxas, the Force of Star Wars, Teilhard's Christ consciousness or the "thought-universe" of quantum mechanics.
Primordial heresy as modernist ideology and as the religion of progressive liberal Leftism is comprised of many interconnected strands and movements:
"rationalism, positivism, naturalism, materialism, evolutionism, social Darwinism, natural selection, empiricism, Hegelianism, Marxism, scientific socialism, scientism, Secular Humanism, Jungianism, transhumanism, Freudianism, existentialism, progressive liberalism, utopianism, revolutionary activism, fascism, communism, national socialism, determinism, reductionism, nihilism, deconstructionism, moral relativism, antitheism, behaviorism and underlying them all, atheism."
In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern ideologies are monism (naturalism) and evolutionary conceptions. At the root of these two themes there is:
" defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate." (p. 227)
In order for God-haters to create a new world and a new man:
"the order of being must be obliterated (and reinterpreted) as essentially under man's control."
Taking control "requires the decapitation of being â€” the murder of God." (Eric Voegelin, "Science, Politics and Gnosticism," p. xv)
Fundamentally, Darwinism is materialist monism and as the pillar of natural science is the devilish idea by which God's conceptual murderers have "decapitated Him" and seized control of the order of being, freeing them to teach---in the name of phony empirical science-- that men are evolved soulless apes rather than created in the spiritual image of God.
In short, Darwinism is powerful magic wielded by a cult religion's sorcerers:
"(Darwinism is) nothing but a kind of cult, a cult religion....It has no scientific validity whatsoever. Darwin's so-called theory of evolution is based on absurdly irrational propositions, which did not come from scientific observations, but were artificially introduced from the outside, for political-ideological reasons." (Jonathan Tennenbaum, "Towards 'A New Science of Life,' Executive Intelligence Review, Vol. 28, No. 34, Sept. 7, 2001)
Indeed, Daniel Dennett tacitly agrees, for he describes Darwinism as a 'universal acid.' In other words, Darwinism is the "acid bath" in which God the Father and His entire order of being are in process of dissolution, a diabolical conjuration requiring the conceptual dismantling of:
" human individuality through the dissolution of individual conscience and consciousness, and then to replace these with the collectivity (monism) and coalesced consciousness (i.e., the Force, Christ Consciousness)." (Molnar, 227, emphasis added)
"...they seek my soul to destroy it..." Psalm 63:9
It is in the light of Scripture that we can see that when 'cognitive' scientist Daniel Dennett claims there really is no you, that soul, spirit and will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain and Tom Wolfe, Sorcerer of Naturalism waves his magic wand and intones, "Sorry, but your soul just died," they speak as sorcerers (Acts 13:6-10) conjuring away man's "individual conscience and consciousness" through words that destroy. (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)
The roots of evolution stretch back to the Babylonian cosmogony Enuma Elish found in Ninevah, the capital of the Assyrians. Though most of it deals with the exploits of Marduk it begins with an account of origins:
"Specifically, Enuma Elish assumes that all things have evolved out of water. This description presents the earliest stage of the universe as one of watery chaos....in the midst of this watery chaos, two gods came into existence..." (Enuma Elish--the Babylonian Genesis, in Munitz, Theories of the Universe, Thorkild Jacobsen, p. 9)
What this means is that life and consciousness somehow came into existence from eternally existing or spontaneously generated primordial matter (abiogenesis) and then after passage of thousands of years of evolution, two gods came into being. In sum, the Enuma Elish rejects the the transcendent origin of life and Divine order of being just as its modern Darwinian counterpart does.
Dr. Wolfgang Smith, physicist and mathematics professor at Oregon State University is not fooled by Darwinism's 'scientific' pretensions. At bottom said Smith, Darwinism is a Gnostic myth:
"...As a scientific theory, Darwinism would have been jettisoned long ago. The point, however, is that the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim....Thus...evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb....it is a scientistic myth. And the myth is Gnostic, because it implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable. Darwinism, therefore, continues the ancient Gnostic practice of deprecating 'God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.' It perpetuates...the venerable Gnostic tradition of 'Jehovah bashing.'" (From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)
From Babylonia to the ancient Upanishads of India, ancient Greece and Rome, and to its modern versions evolution describes the progress of life (with materialist Darwinism), or a divine spark or energy (with pantheist systems) as it inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings (macroevolution) over the course of millions and billions of years.
Emergent Church leader Rob Bell describes evolution as a pulsating, life-making energy:
"There is an energy in the world, a spark, an electricity that everything is plugged into. The Greeks called it zoe, the mystics call it 'Spirit,' and Obi-Wan called it 'the Force'.....This energy, spark, and electricity that pulses through all of creation sustains it, fuels it, and keeps it growing. Growing, evolving, reproducing..." (Love Wins, pp. 144-145)
The ultimate purpose of evolution is the transformation of man into god:
"the evolution of man into superman â€” was always the purpose of the ancient Mysteries, and the real purpose of modern Masonry is not the social and charitable purposes to which so much attention is paid, but the expediting of the spiritual evolution of those who aspire to perfect their own nature and transform it into a more god-like quality. And this is a definite science, a royal art, which it is possible for each of us to put into practice..." (The Meaning of Masonry, W.L. Wilmhurst, p. 47)
Colin Patterson writes that after studying evolutionary theory for many years, he finally "woke up and realized that all my life I had been duped into taking evolutionism as revealed truth in some way." Patterson goes on to say:
"One of the reasons I started taking this anti-evolutionary view, or let's call it a non- evolutionary view, was last year I had a sudden realization for over twenty years I had thought I was working on evolution in some way. One morning I woke up and something had happened in the night and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for twenty years and there was not one thing I knew about it. That's quite a shock to learn that one can be so misled so long. Either there was something wrong with me or there was something wrong with evolutionary theory. Naturally, I know there is nothing wrong with me, so for the last few weeks I've tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people....Question is: Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, that is true? I tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists, and all I got there was silence for a long time and eventually one person said, 'I do know one thing â€” it ought not to be taught in high school.' ("Evolutionism and Creationism" November 5, 1981, p. 2, Colin Patterson (1933â€“1998), Senior Paleontologist at British Museum of Natural History)
When C.S. Lewis pointedly observed that the entire edifice of the so-called "science" of Darwinian naturalism has but one purpose, to keep the transcendent Creator out, he was merely confirming admissions made by Darwinists such as Patterson. In sum, Darwinism is a deception perpetrated by self-worshipping swindlers who have been "pulling the wool" over the eyes of the uninitiated masses. (The Oxford Socratic Club, 1944)
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