Thursday 29 March 2012

Me, on the cusp of becoming a Christian...


This talk I gave in October 2008, which the organizers (not me!) put onto YouTube, represents my thinking just a few months before I became explicitly, publicly a Christian.

In it I distinguish two attitudes to Human Nature: the Transcendental, for which I use the example of Mormonism; and the Transhumanist, the project to transcend, therefore change, Human Nature. 

If you can be bothered to plough-through this rather turgid lecture, you will see that even at this time (not that long ago) I was not a reactionary, but was indeed still pro-modernity - hence a kind of (unwitting, residual) progressive/ Leftist/ 'liberal'.