Guest blogger Harry Ansems writes from The Netherlands:
THE FUTURE OF MANKIND
Futurologists are studying the possibility of the development of mankind towards a cyborg-species, creatures that are partly man and partly machine. Think, for instance, of a genetically upgraded human, provided with all kinds of technical devices such as brain implanted chips to link with a supercomputer and by that capable to extend memory and thinking power enormously. Indeed not much fantasy is needed to predict that, if mankind accepts this development, the existence of such creatures will be possible in the not so remote future. But these technical implications concern only one aspect of human reality. Continue reading “Guest Blog on Transhumanism” »
Love is central to the cosmic vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. It is the essential energy that holds everything together. And of course God is love.
So for Valentine’s day we offer you a small sampling of Teilhard’s quotes about love gathered by Sr. Kathy Duffy, SSJ. Continue reading “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY” »
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Guest blogger Joseph F. Egan:
I first encountered Teilhard’s work, three years after his death, in a course given by Joseph Donceel SJ at Fordham University and have steeped myself in his writings ever since. Like so many, I entered my agnostic period after graduating and it was Teilhard’s witness that kept me from floundering. I reasoned that if one so brilliant could maintain faith in God and the Church despite the treatment he received at the hands of church authorities then I would continue seeking answers. I am still a Catholic thanks to Teilhard. Not a bad result from someone who was considered to be a threat to the Church. I was one of those “waiverers” for whom Teilhard wrote The Divine Milieu. Those “who, instead of giving themselves wholly to the Church, either hesitate on its threshold or turn away in the hope of going beyond it.” My interest would be in exploring how to expose waiverers to Teilhard’s guiding light which still has great power for the current generation.
“It is doubtful if any Christian of this century can be fully aware of his religion until he has seen it in the cosmic light which Teilhard has cast upon it.” Flannery O’Connor - The Presence of Grace.
Thanks for this quote to William Ockham at www.teilhard.com