Christianity Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Transhumanism is a broad ideology that focuses on the belief that current and future technologies can improve the human condition. This includes theories regarding the replacement of organic parts with cybernetic ones. Theoretically, a human could have a cybernetic heart, chip implants in their brain, etc.

Do these concepts in any way conflict with the Christian concept of a "soul"? For example, could a person not be human enough to have a "soul"?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Caleb Jan 19 '14 at 7:46

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Is your question about loss of parts of the brain and where the soul is situated? – gideon marx Jan 18 '14 at 16:35
I don't consider myself a transhumanist. I'm just familiar with the concepts much in the same way as I'm here on a Christian forum as an atheist. However I do know that cybernetic implants will become more commonplace in decades to come. I think we all know. – rpeg Jan 18 '14 at 17:13
I have concerns about this question. It sounds a bit philosophical. Had you specified a denomination that would or would not be in conflict with transhumanism, I think that type of question is on-topic and specific. – Double U Jan 18 '14 at 23:12
I suppose I was not aware that the different Christian denominations had differing soul concepts. – rpeg Jan 19 '14 at 0:14
For almost any issue like this you are going to find some people who say one thing and some another. As worded all you are going to end up doing is dredging up a few opinions and counter opinions, which really isn't what this site is for. Perhaps you could find a way to frame a question that is more about any extant teachings of a particular theological tradition(s) than it is about a the intersection of two fields and the philosophical implications. – Caleb Jan 19 '14 at 8:22