Superheroes continue being all the rage in movies and pop culture. But whereas once they were thought of merely as a child’s fantasy (and perhaps still are), they are now approaching the realm of reality. Or, at least, superhuman abilities are. And as the advent of superhuman abilities occur, they will change the nature of humanity and warfare. How will Christians respond to this? What will the Christian view be on the ethicalness of human enhancement, the use of superhuman warriors, and how the altering of the human body changes the nature of mankind?
Superhumans: Fiction No More
A man in powered armor sprints across a battlefield and destroys enemies and their weapon systems with well-placed shots. Another man, with enhanced physical strength, takes on 10 men, easily overpowering and defeating them. Cyber and other implants enable a third man to think faster and react quicker to enemy attacks, and a rapidly changing battlefield environment. All these things sound fantastic. Many people probably think they sound far-fetched or completely unrealistic. But they aren’t.