Saturday, September 24, 2011

Religion and Transhumanism

Discussion on 9/25/2011, led by Mark

Like Brenda, I've condensed my main talking points into three short bullets for your consideration:

  1. The continuation of evolving technologies without the evolution of faith leads many faithful to reject religions, valid questions include what goods and evils draw upon a decreasingly religious society.
  2. Where does belief in science and technology become religion in and of itself? Example: Machine Cults in Warhammer 40,000
  3. When and how do religion and technology actually coincide, and why is such a unity more acceptable among eastern religion than western? Examples: Christian Transhumanism, Buddhism, Shintoism

Religion is a very touchy subject, and it carries the risk of devolution into name calling. I'd like you to bring an open mind to this topic in particular as we address it as an issue rather than in the contexts of everyone's particular beliefs.

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