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    584: The Post-Human Apocalypse

    enSeptember 26, 2023

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    • Host shares personal experience and promotes podcastListen to Tony Merkel's podcast, The Confessionals, for personal stories and guest interviews about the unknown. Check out his documentary, The Shape of Shadows, for more.

      In this podcast episode, host Tony Merkel shares his personal experience of witnessing an otherworldly event, involving the death of a giant and encounters with small entities. He also promotes his podcast, The Confessionals, and encourages listeners to share their own wild experiences. Merkel also mentions his documentary, The Shape of Shadows, available on Merkle.Media. The guest on the show is Tim Alberino, whom Merkel has wanted to interview for years. Alberino is the author of Birthright, a book about the posthuman apocalypse. Merkel expresses his admiration for Alberino's work, which he discovered years ago and has since followed closely. Alberino shares insights from his book, covering topics from the origins of mankind to the posthuman apocalypse. Listeners can get a copy of Birthright and learn more about Merkel's podcast and documentary by visiting merkle.media.

    • Exploring the Significance of Humanity through Various ThemesThe speaker's book, 'Birthright,' delves into themes of the universe's origins, human purpose, secret societies, aliens and UFOs, transhumanism, and the Battle of Armageddon, emphasizing the importance of human dominion on Earth and its potential loss due to transhumanism.

      The speaker's book, "Birthright," explores various themes including the origins of the universe, the purpose of humanity, secret societies, aliens and UFOs, transhumanism, and the Battle of Armageddon. The underlying theme is the gospel of Christ and the significance of human beings. Transhumanism, which involves transitioning beyond human beings, is a major concern as it poses the danger of a posthuman apocalypse. The speaker argues that humanity's dominion over Earth, a birthright inherited through our genome, is at risk when we lose our human traits. The consequences of forfeiting this dominion could be catastrophic, as depicted in the book of Revelation. The book is available for purchase online from major vendors, including Amazon. The speaker encourages readers to ponder the meaning of humanity and whether it's worth preserving in the face of transhumanism.

    • Transhumanism: A Modern-Day Faustian BargainTranshumanism's pursuit of enhancing human capabilities through technology could lead to unintended consequences, such as technocratic tyranny and the emergence of an antichrist ruler, highlighting the need for ethical considerations.

      Transhumanism, the pursuit of using technology to enhance human capabilities, can be seen as a modern-day Faustian bargain. Just as Faust made a deal with the devil in the classic German play, seeking knowledge and power at the cost of his soul, transhumanism also carries potential consequences that may outweigh its benefits. The ultimate goal of transhumanism, as described in Nietzsche's philosophy, is the creation of an Ubermensch, a superhuman being. However, this pursuit could lead to unforeseen consequences, including a technocratic tyranny and the emergence of an antichrist ruler on earth. The hybrid age, marked by the convergence of various technologies, is accelerating this transformation, and the consequences are uncertain. It's crucial to consider the potential risks and ethical implications of transhumanism as we continue to develop and integrate these technologies into our lives.

    • The merging of advanced technologies and humanity could lead to a posthuman conditionThe integration of brain-computer interfaces, genetic engineering, and potential extraterrestrial beings could result in a loss of humanity and chaos, leading to a new religion, apotheism, and potential conflict with religious beliefs.

      The integration of advanced technologies into our lives, particularly those related to brain-computer interfaces and genetic engineering, could lead to a posthuman condition that may result in the loss of our humanity and ultimately, chaos and war. This transformation, which includes the potential revelation of extraterrestrial beings, is predicted in religious texts and could result in a new religion, apotheism, which affirms the existence of gods and mankind's intention to become like them. However, this new religion and the accompanying technologies could also lead to open war with the returning Christ, as depicted in religious texts. It's important to consider the potential consequences of these advancements and the role they may play in shaping our future.

    • Preserving Humanity in a Posthuman AgeInstill in children the importance of preserving their humanity to compete and thrive in the future society

      We are living in a time of rapid technological and societal change, which can be both exciting and concerning. The future may bring about the emergence of a new golden age on Earth, but it also poses challenges, particularly for parents in educating their children about what it means to be human and the importance of preserving humanity in the face of technological advancements. The biblical paradigm provides answers to these questions, emphasizing the worth of human life. As we move towards a posthuman age, those who cannot adapt may be left behind. It's crucial that we instill in our children the importance of preserving their humanity, ensuring they can compete and thrive in the future society. This is a complex issue, but as Christians, we have faith that we will ultimately prevail.

    • Preparing families for the future with the gospel's anchorGrounding families in the gospel's message of human life's inherent value is crucial for facing future challenges. Many churches have strayed from the gospel, focusing on superficial issues, which may have led to the transhumanism movement's rise, challenging human identity. Reinforcing the gospel's message is essential to counteract this trend.

      Grounding your family in the gospel of Christ is crucial in preparing them for the challenges of the future. The gospel serves as the anchor in the coming storm, providing the most resounding answer to the question of the worth of human life. Unfortunately, many churches have divorced themselves from the gospel and focused on superficial issues, watering down its meaning. The transhumanism movement, which challenges human identity, may be a manifestation of this long-standing desire to be our own gods, possibly instigated by Satan. The removal of the supernatural from scriptures in the past may have paved the way for this disregard for human identity. Thus, it's essential to reinforce the gospel and its message of the inherent value of human life from every pulpit.

    • Recognizing Christ as the center of the universeExpanding our paradigm by recognizing Christ as the hub of the universe allows us to accommodate the alien presence and navigate transhumanism

      The true understanding of the gospel and the human condition can be gained by recognizing Christ as the center of the universe, rather than placing humans at the center. This perspective, known as Christocentric, expands our paradigm and allows us to accommodate the alien presence and navigate transhumanism. The anthropocentric perspective, which places humans at the center, is common but not biblically accurate. The biblical narrative places Christ as the hub of the universe, with humans and angels as spokes on the wheel. This perspective can be explored further in the concept of the "elder race" in the author's book.

    • Understanding the Universe with Christ at the CenterPlacing Christ at the center of our understanding expands our perspective and helps us make sense of seemingly complex ideas, including the existence of extraterrestrial beings and the unchanged gospel of Christ.

      When we place Christ at the center of our understanding of the universe, everything else falls into place. This theological starting position allows us to comprehend concepts like extraterrestrial life or beings that existed before mankind. It expands our perspective and helps us make sense of seemingly complex ideas. The existence of angels, who are extraterrestrial beings, is proof that the gospel of Christ remains unchanged despite the existence of other beings in the universe. The gospel is about Christ's redemption of mankind, and it doesn't alter the fact that He did not die for angels or any other beings besides us. The argument that Christ would have had to die for extraterrestrials is moot, as He did not die for angels. Placing Christ at the center of our understanding allows us to accept that there may be other things in the universe that don't directly concern us, but the gospel of Christ remains the same.

    • Redemption, reconciliation, and restoration in the family of GodThrough Christ's sacrifice, we are redeemed, reconciled, and restored as sons in the family of God, not just avoiding hell or going to heaven.

      According to this discussion, the gospel of Christ offers humanity redemption, reconciliation, and restoration. Humanity was created to be part of the family of God, but due to sin, we were separated and became indentured to Satan. Through Christ's sacrifice, we are redeemed and purchased back from this state, allowing us to be reconciled and restored to our original purpose and place in the family of God. This is not just about avoiding hell or going to heaven, but about being fully reconciled and restored as sons in the family of God. The parable of the Prodigal Son illustrates this concept, with the prodigal son seeking to return not as a son, but as a servant, only to be welcomed back as a son upon his repentance. The ultimate goal is to be restored as full-fledged sons in the family of God at the resurrection.

    • The Prodigal Son's Return to the Family of GodGod's love is restorative and welcoming, offering renewal and redemption to those who return to their original purpose in life.

      The story of the Prodigal Son, as told by Jesus, reveals the loving and restorative nature of God towards mankind. Contrary to the image of a mean and angry God, the father in the story welcomes his returning son with open arms, embracing him and restoring all that was lost. This parable is not just about salvation or avoiding hell, but about returning to the original purpose of mankind and being part of the family of God. It is a reminder that even though there may be degeneracy and loss in humanity, there is a promise of restoration and renewal. This gospel of Christ, as the speaker believes, is crucial for understanding our role in existence and for accommodating new revelations, such as those about extraterrestrial life, without losing faith.

    • Understanding our connection to God and humanityThe gospel of Christ is about the restoration of humanity, emphasizing our unique value as the 'younger brother' and our connection to God and each other.

      We are all part of the human family, which is a part of the larger family of God. This perspective, drawn from the parable of the Prodigal Son, emphasizes our unique value as the "younger brother" for whom Jesus left the 99 to find. It's essential to remember that the gospel of Christ is about the restoration of humanity, not just Israel, and there is only one baptism – that of Christ. The discussion also touched upon the idea of multiple realms and the role of humans within that context. By understanding our place in the grand scheme of things, we can better accommodate these complex topics. Overall, the conversation emphasized the importance of recognizing our connection to each other and to God.

    • Lost in the PastReflecting on our past experiences can be intense and confusing, but it's important to acknowledge and face our past rather than trying to escape it.

      The speaker is expressing a sense of confusion and being lost in their past experiences, represented by the lights around them. They acknowledge that their past actions may have contributed to their current situation, but they are not trying to escape from it. Instead, they seem to be reflecting on their youth and the truths that come with it. The use of repetition emphasizes the intensity and depth of their introspection. It's a reminder that sometimes, we get lost in our reflections, but it's important to acknowledge and face our past rather than trying to avoid it.

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