Soon we will be gods: Singularity (or, the big lie repackaged) Part 2
The Image of the Beast
Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
If you are a first time reader, I suggest that you read Singularity and The Image of the Beast about man merging with machines and Genetic Armageddon about man’s DNA being altered. Together they show scientists are on the verge of creating a transhuman: a beast that is part human and part something else. Creating a transhuman is right on top of us!
I believe that tampering with the integrity of man is a KEY sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. God will put a stop to this at His return. It appears from Revelation 13:15 that man will succeed in creating a transhuman, which the Bible calls “The Image of the Beast.” What I am posting is NOT science fiction.
From charting the advancement toward a transhuman being, it is possible to get an idea how close man is to God’s judgment. God must stop the creation of transhumans because these creatures are not created in His image and likeness; therefore, they cannot be redeemed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I do in this blog is keep the reader on the cutting edge of technology advancements that are directly leading to the Image of the Beast. These advancements are reported under headings that include: Computer Brain, Digitized Mind, Robotic Body, Cyborg, Genetic Armageddon, Chimera, and Advanced Technology.
This blog is the complement to the “666 Surveillance System” which focuses on technological innovations leading to the rise of a government so repressive and controlling that it’s called a “Beast” state.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
This is part 2 of a 3 part series. In Part 1 we noted how the globalist elite are programming and indoctrinating the public to push acceptance of this agenda. In Part 2 our focus will be on the various fronts on which those standing against the agenda are beginning to be attacked.
This post is unusual because it features only one article and three short videos. But that one article is very important since it reveals where we’re going as a society. It isn’t that the author is someone extremely prominent or that the article itself is so well known; it is important because it is typical of what is being discussed and written about as the move toward singularity continues. The author is a well-educated, articulate professor who blogs daily on these topics. That’s why the quote is so long.
While the arguments we’ll cover in Part 3 of this series are subtle, the article and videos covered in Part 2 are anything but. They discuss ways to shut Christians out of decision-making; they blatantly attempt to ridicule and minimize us; and they seek almost to dehumanize us. It’s ironic since the argument revolves around the ‘right’ to dehumanize themselves by creating humans 2.0, that is, post-humans. But it’s getting very serious and if people of faith don’t look closely at what’s already occurring and how far the discussion already has come, soon it will be too late to argue.
Genesis 3:4,5 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
As we’ve noted before, we’re in a war – a spiritual one. Our opposition clearly understands this and they’re deadly serious. They’re playing to win. In the end they won’t win, because they’re fighting against God and it’s all occurring exactly as the detailed prophecies in his Word said it would. But that doesn’t mean we merely can sit back and watch as if we have nothing to do but wait for Him to triumph.
The elite driving this agenda want immortality and power on their own terms, and in order to attain those goals, they need control of political, religious and economic systems. It’s becoming more clear each day that biblical prophecies which portray a world government and the terrible judgments of man’s final days in power will occur just as the Bible says, because forces behind the scene are driving the elite with the same promise as that made in the garden, that they can be as gods. Only now the way is more sophisticated – not through tasting the fruit of the tree, but through the singularity.
Although not yet achieved, the population also is being programmed to desire it. And questions people may have about the morality of such moves are being countered subtly, by directing their objections into scientific areas rather than moral ones. You’ll find that those who have ethical problems are being described as “scientifically-illiterate” or ideologues. But that’s a smokescreen to divert attention from the real issues.
If you think that the ideas covered here couldn’t possibly happen, or that this dream of godhood is held only by a fringe minority, look at the pictures scattered throughout. Above is the painting that covers the ceiling of our Capitol Dome, in Washington, D.C. It’s called “The Apotheosis of George Washington.” It conveys the idea of Washington being transformed into a god. This idea has been around for a long time, held by those who actually have power. It’s just that now they believe they have the means to bring it to fruition.
There are assaults on political and religious freedoms because those in control are determined to push this agenda forward at any cost, without regard for anyone but themselves. Think the talk about being as gods is just hyperbole? Then listen to Dr. Richard Seed, one of the scientific elites at the forefront of the demand for this brave new transhumanist utopia which is rushing to create the Image of the Beast and destroy man being created in God’s image:
Transhumanism and Scientific Requirements to Hold Political Office This quote is longer than normal because the issue is coming to the forefront with the speed of a moving train, and this small excerpt clearly outlines the thinking of those in the transhumanist movement. The man responsible for the content is “John G. Messerly, Ph.D [who] taught for many years in both the philosophy and computer science departments at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book is The Meaning of Life: Religious, Philosophical, Scientific, and Transhumanist Perspectives. He blogs daily on issues of futurism and the meaning of life…”
It’s very clear from this article that along with others pushing the transhumanist agenda, he sees Christian faith as his greatest impediment, and he isn’t lacking in rude, inaccurate statements to hurl against people who hold a biblical standard on moral questions. This is something every person of faith should become familiar with because the drive to push us out of the way only will become stronger.
“1) How do we decide if a person holds “unscientific” beliefs? 2) What about someone who denies evolution or specific aspects of modern cosmology? 3) Should there be a science test for this job [member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology]? 4) Could any of the members of the committee pass a realistically broad and deep science exam? To these questions I would like to add my own: 5)How are issues of scientific literacy among politicians relevant to transhumanism? Let me answer each of these questions in turn.
“1) …In the simplest and most obvious case a person holds unscientific views if they deny a received view of modern science for non-scientific reasons. If someone denies atomic theory for an invisible gremlin theory of matter, or evolutionary theory for an invisible god theory, then that person holds an unscientific view.
2) What about someone that denies evolution or specific aspects of modern cosmology?… [R]easons for rejecting science include: cognitive errors, scientific illiteracy, fear of authority, and fear of government. In the specific cases of evolution or big bang theory such opposition is easy to understand. People reject ideas that seemingly contradict the preconceived world views
To better understand this consider the curious case of the intelligent design movement, which tries to make their opposition to evolutionary biology appear scientific even though the motivations are clearly religious. Intelligent design is pseudo-science masquerading as science, but that doesn’t stop blatantly immoral, theocratic organizations like the Discovery Institute from trying to have their religious views taught in American public school science classes! Clearly such opposition is ideologically motivated and has nothing to do with the science, about which there is a unanimous consensus. Should scientifically illiterate, anti-sciences ideologues sit in positions of on committees charged with setting public science policy or choosing public school science curriculums? Of course not!
3) Should there be a science test for this job [member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology]? and 4) Could any of the members of the committee pass a realistically broad and deep science exam? To the first question we answer: YES, YES, YES. To the second question we answer, probably NO, NO, NO.
5) How are issues of scientific literacy among politicians relevant for transhumanism? I recently wrote about my support for the newly formed Transhumanist Political Party. Clearly progress toward a transhumanist world depends on political action informed by an understanding of science and technology. Opposition…is multiplied if the more open-minded and dynamic among us are uniformed. Think of how opposition to stem cell research and therapeutic cloning is driven, not only by legitimate worries and rejection of the novel, but by scientific ignorance…Similarly opposition to robotics, artificial intelligence, intelligence augmentation, and nanotechnology is largely driven by irrational fears.
The transhumanist movement is stifled and compromised by an uninformed public, and the situation is exacerbated by scientifically ignorant policy makers…Perhaps then the best hope for transhumanism lies, not with governmental support, but with the efforts of privates corporations like Google and private organizations like the Singularity Institute and others.”
Elites Trying to Live Forever Digitally Watching this video, what you’ll notice is that while they may be able to download human actions and thoughts, what’s missing is the soul. This is perversity times two. While it doesn’t mean to convey the emptiness of the elite scheme, that’s what it reveals. Without that spirit given by God, it all is meaningless; it is deception.
Peter Weyland’s 2023 TED Talk The search for immortality is becoming more common as a theme in entertainment and it is being merged with the idea that we can be our own gods. Of course, the “we” who are envisioned as stepping over that technological line will be the global elites, not the mass of people living on earth. Ordinary people may be promised extended lives through technology, and that desire, coupled with their belief, may lead them to accept any type of control in exchange for it, even a control like the Mark of the Beast. But they won’t be the ones offered a chance to become ‘gods’ although they’ll give up their souls in the belief that they might.
Can so many people actually be naive or uninformed enough to buy into that? Yes, if the video below is any indication. It quickly went viral and now appears on numerous Youtube channels. This one was chosen because it’s a clean version, without added explanation or identifiers. It features Peter Weyland, Ridley Scott’s fictional billionaire, as he drives technology forward seeking his own immortality in “Prometheus.” While Weyland may be fictional, the characters upon which he’s based are not. They’re real, and so is the agenda he speaks about in this imaginary Ted Talk from 2023.
It’s clear that we’re only a step away from a world run by a unified elite who control everything in order to reach their goal. It’s also clear that this goal has been around for a very long time, and that those at the top have directed history to get to this moment of imminent godhood. But it’s the same old lie, repackaged for ‘modern’ generations, making use of the same elements.
In Barralets’ engraving, for instance, Washington is assisted by Father Time and Immortality. These pictures are symbols to like-minded others and indoctrination for their generation, in the same way that today’s videos and films are symbols and means to program the public. They won’t reach their dream of godhood but they’ll make life very difficult for those who try to oppose them.
In Part 3 we’ll look at how transhumanism is becoming a religion unto itself, and how Christian faith is being subverted by those who want to claim they are believers, but still want the same goals as the elite. They rationalize in the name of “progress” and claim both Christ and eternal life on human terms can be compatible.
Revelation 14:9-11 … If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.