Blog: Hope 4 Heroes – OP-ED Post title: Ready for Battle? Can genetic engineering “vaporize” PTSD? (Part 1 of 3)

This OP-ED blog post is about: Using genetic engineering to combat PTSD – A New Age hoax or a proven scientific way for PTSD-afflicted soldiers to find their “happy place?”  And where—and if—does the Creator fit in to the healing process?

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ORIGINAL PUBLISHED H4H POST AT THE END OF THIS MORE EASILY READABLE TEXT-ONLY POST

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Ready for Battle?  JPG Robot ImageReady for Battle? California-based Human Software Engineering Company Promises to “Vaporize” Combat PTSD. (Part 1 of 3) – by Jenni Keast
“The task [of man’s transformation] is not to transform human flesh into data that can be improved through technological manipulation or engineering. Instead, it is through the incarnation––the Word made flesh––that humans are transformed by their participation in the life of God who has taken on their lives as finite and temporal creatures.” Dr. Brent Waters, D. Phil., Director Stead Center for Ethics and Values.

Now You Can Be Trained to Bio-Engineer the Fear out of Soldiers Suffering from PTSD. And Make Money Doing It!

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• Gain the ability to identify and help resolve debilitating trauma related symptoms
• Be inspired to resolve your own nagging symptoms of stress and anxiety
• Be exposed to the latest break-through approaches to trauma resolution
• Connect with like-minded people and become part of a community helping to change lives for the better
• Become more happy, successful and fulfilled than ever before and have the ability to help others do the same

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Talk about new job creation. It just keeps getting more Orwellian. According to the above recruitment ad that I adapted (with tongue firmly planted in cheek) from the web site of Great Life Technologies—a California-based human engineering software firm—anyone, with a little bit of training, can help bio-engineer the fear out of soldiers suffering from PTSD. And apparently you can make money doing it.

Added bonus? You can even cast out the fear and anxiety out of yourself, just by fixing a few “bugs” inherent in your DNA.

Gee, sounds perfect, so where do I sign?

So, what does “bio-engineer the fear” mean exactly? Ask Great Life Technologies. They promise a near-utopian and blissful existence, i.e., “great life” for veterans suffering from PTSD and its related symptoms. No, really.

Using pseudo-science New Age buzz phrases like “pure awareness,” “vaporize your fear,” and “The Power of How” (strikingly similar to Oprah Winfrey’s personal New Age guru, Eckert Tolle’s, “The Power of Now”), this California-based company is out to prove– once and for all––that mind over matter really does work…with a little help from technology, of course.

Now as far as I can tell, God is nowhere to be found in this Utopian equation for happiness and health anymore that He can be found in any of the other hundreds of pseudo science-based religions like, for example, Scientology. Interestingly, both of them (Great Life and Scientology) are based on similar concepts, albeit the latter “religion” notably lacking in celebrity endorsements and cult status. (It also helps if you can have, as your founder, a genetically-gifted and prolific science fiction writer determined to prove that anyone can start their own religion and succeed.)

What distinguishes Great Life Technologies and their ilk is that they don’t pretend to be a religion (since most people still don’t regard “humanism” as a religion), but rather simply another pseudo-science solution to the problem of sin and suffering—maladies that have plagued mankind since the beginning of time and for which mankind has never stopped trying to fix.

However, like Scientology, in order to have that so-called “Great Life” you do have to cough up a great deal of dough in order to realize your emotional and spiritual freedom. Fortunately, unlike Scientology, you don’t have to brainwash your spouse, your children or alienate the rest of your family and friends (termed “SP’s or “suppressive persons” in Scientology.) to arrive at that ultimate state of “clear” (a state that in Scientology can easily set you back hundreds of thousands of dollars.)

In contrast, Christianity offers the truth free of charge: “And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free,”  I always contend that truth should also be free—as in not cost you anything to have it (truth) since it was, after all, already paid for by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In other words, He paid the price (for sin) so we don’t have to. Yes that’s difficult for our Western materialistic—you don’t get something for nothing—mindset to wrap our heads around but it happens to be—dare I repeat myself—The Truth.

So, one might ask, what’s the big deal about social engineering anyway? I mean, if it works, who cares how much it costs? Besides, can’t it be compatible to Christianity? After all, doesn’t God want us to be happy?

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READ PART 2-3 of this post Is There a Gene for the Human Spirit?

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