Samanthas religion was Re: [extropy-chat] Creating Transhumanity

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at
Mon May 9 13:38:04 UTC 2005

--- Brett Paatsch <bpaatsch at> wrote:

> Another thought Samantha,
> If your religion specifically favoured or encouraged cryonics
> then it is possible (even likely that) civil liberties organisations
> would go into bat for you in defence of freedom of religion, in 
> the event that local or state laws turned against you because
> cryonics fell out of favour with the locals for some reason. 
> They would not have to agree that your decision to sign up for
> cryonics rational sense to be willing to uphold your right to 
> make that decision for yourself especially if you made it on
> religious grounds. 
> With a hub religion set up, cryonicists could convert to your
> religion at some stage in the future, as a form of additional
> insurance. 

I for one encourage Samantha. It is something that needs doing.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 

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