Love is patient, love is kind, and love is…alive.
As C.S. Lewis noted in The Four Loves, humans are certainly capable of loving non-human things. Any animal lover, aficionado of beautiful art, and wanderer through God’s exquisite creation can attest to the reality of strong, genuine love for non-human, and even inanimate, things.
However, no one to date has been so deluded as to imagine that the “purple mountain majesties” to which Americans express their devotion in “America the Beautiful” somehow returned the favor. Do inanimate objects love the people who love them? No. It’s not possible. It may be possible for animals to love us back — and again, millennia of human history attest to that — but never in those millennia have art, or nature, or an idea loved a human who first loved them.
Now that humans are fast developing cyborgs that outwardly resemble us, and at the same time that many humans feel very disconnected from one another or do not know how to relate to other humans, we are running into a tricky situation. In economic terms, the demand for love is increasing, while the supply of human-origin love is decreasing.
Enter the cyborg. It looks human, mimics human behavior, and will soon (if it does not already) welcome human sexual attentions.
The catch is that what humans want is love, which only living things have ever been able to provide. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck — but is composed of electronic and mechanical parts — it’s not a duck.
The attempt to impose racial and gender equality, and to treat everybody as interchangeable regardless of their inherent, created design and nature, has already failed. Now technological/species-based egalitarians are running headlong into the same brick wall in an attempt to do the impossible, and the immoral.
Ultimately, God is love, and His love is what we all need. He made humans in His own image, and that is why we can also love with the kind of love that God personifies. His lesser gifts He bestowed on the rest of His created order, and that is why animals can show us true affection and devotion too. But steel plates and silicon microchips? Never.
Those who ignore, or try to erase, God’s created order, are destined to frustration, outrageous evils, and failure.