posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by adjensen
they have a bit in common with the older stuff, they have a tinge of wackiness that those never had, specifically once you start looking at
groups that lean towards trans-humanism.
Working off of something I saw in the Dark Knight Returns Part 1 movie, there is a psychologist who says the stigma surrounding Batman causes unstable
people to cross paths with the Dark Knight in any way possible, even if it means becoming a villain. Because the end justifies the means, Batman
actually motivates people to become villains so they can meet him. The fan craze is that serious. The psychologist ends their speculative lecture by
say, "In a way, Batman is the real bad guy, because he created them. He's their father."
That last line has a very powerful irony to it. "God" supposedly created us, and 'God" is supposedly our father. So, if we apply that principle to
this, people might become so obsessed with the power of god that they feel like they can be closer to god by becoming more LIKE him - in other words,
if they take the idea of what a god would be like and mold themselves to fit that idea, they feel closer to him.
I was explaining this theory to a friend the other day...if so much importance were not applied to "God", if Christianity didn't willingly give either
"God" or "Satan" so much power over them in their own minds, Satanists wouldn't exist. Why? Because Satanists wouldn't have been given the idea that
their 'master' was so powerful. In a way, Christians can blame themselves for the existence of Satanists because Christians were the ones who came up
with the idea that "Satan" is so powerful.
As Dumbledore said:
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
Give power to an idea, and other people will associate that idea with power, even if there really isn't any. And it sort of snowballs from there.
So transhumanism can be seen as an attempt to be closer to "God", even if it's misguided. And just think - maybe the pagans saw the same thing in
Christianity? And look where we are now. Paganism is demonized, Christianity struggles to reign supreme. In the future, maybe transhumanism will reign
supreme, and Christians will be outcasts because they will be seen as hindering the progress of the human race.
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