[extropy-chat] What the catholic bible says about immortality research- was TransColloquium Meeting: Dealing with New Pope'sCampaign

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 28 00:08:54 UTC 2005

--- "nvitamore at austin.rr.com"
<nvitamore at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> This is a meeting "Dealing with New Pope's Campaign"
> and the reverberations 
> that could follow, i.e., life-extension
> biotechnologies.   Also, I'm
> wondering why no one picked up on the "cultural
> wars."

Natasha, if you communicate with the new pope
regarding life-extension biotechnologies please remind
him of what the Book of Wisdom in the Catholic Bible

" 12  Do not invite death by the error of your life,
     or bring on destruction by the works of your
 13  because GOD DID NOT MAKE DEATH,
     and he does not delight in the death of the
 14  For he created all things so that they might
     the generative forces of the world are wholesome,
     and there is no destructive poison in them,
     and the dominionc of Hades is not on earth.
 16  But the UNGODLY by their words and deeds summoned
     considering him a friend, they pined away
     and made a covenant with him,
     because they are fit to belong to his company."

Furthermore a few verses later:

"23  for God created us for incorruption,
     and made us in the image of his own eternity,
 24  but through the devil's envy, death entered the
     and those who belong to his company experience

My interpretation of these verses from the Catholic
Vulgate is that God WANTS us to be immortal and those
who are opposed to this are UNGODLY.

Just a bit of trivia from a theologically well read
fellow Extrope. Good luck.


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