Transhumanist Party presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan suggests that the 85% of the world who believe in life after death are a major obstacle to attaining immortality. He feels that we “deathists” are so eager to reach our eternal reward that we will resist a technological upgrade, and that we will consider transhumanism a blasphemous desire to become gods.
Probably right on both counts.
The outrage in the wake of the passage of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act — expressed not just as vitriol directed at Christians, but as total disregard for the facts of the matter — makes it clear that as gays are welcomed out of the closet, Christians (along with Muslims and conservative Jews) are being shoved into it.
A minister in the Presbyterian Church USA who denies the existence of God still wants to be called a “Christian”. He clearly doesn’t understand the meaning of the word.
Sharon mentioned a recent article by philosophy professor John G. Messerly in a science update she produced for SkyWatchTV. In his column, Messerly argues that religion is “the enemy of the future.” Ironically, his worldview isn’t new; it’s as old as human history.
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