[ExI] Catholic critique of Transhumanism

Eschatoon Magic eschatoon at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 10:30:23 UTC 2008

Some more comments on transhumanism and religion - spirituality:

In summary, while I am not interested in opening a dialogue with
religions on their terms, I am very interested in opening a dialogue
with those religious groups that are ready to discuss on our terms,
like Mormon transhumanists.


On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Eschatoon Magic <eschatoon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I most certainly agree that there should be much more dialogue between
> transhumanism and religion. Religion at its best is characterized by
> cosmic visions and search for transcendence, meaning and purpose. This
> is something good and worth encouraging, and I am persuaded that
> honest truth and meaning seekers can appreciate the value of the
> transhumanist message if it is presented in a simple, clear and
> understandable way.
> I disagree with "we must work toward finding ethical answers - answers
> consistent with the Catholic moral tradition - before the future
> arrives". While I appreciate the visions of some Catholic thinkers
> (Teilhard for one), I despise the "Catholic moral tradition" that has
> led to burning many people and making many more unhappy. A moral that
> consider the right of an embryo more important than the right of a
> thinking and feeling human being, and an abstract concept of "will of
> god" more important than our own happiness, is a moral that I want
> nothing to do with. We must work together, but on OUR terms.
> G.
Eschatoon Magic
aka Giulio Prisco

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