X-Message-Number: 10479
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 11:41:32 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Theology of Cryonics

Thomas Donaldson, #10473 writes:

>the possibility always exists that cryonics will face 
>legal discrimination and attack. A "theology of cryonics" has merit
>as a backup in such a case. And it may very well help to develop
>that theology in advance, at least in skeleton form.

Something like this has been done with the Society for Venturism, which
has a sort of "theology"--nonmystical and materialistic, however, and
very pro-cryonics. The Venturist position is expressed
in the booklet *Introducing Venturism,* which is on the Web at
The SV has gained recognition from
the IRS as a "religious, scientific and educational" organization. So far,
we're a pretty tiny organization. Maybe we need more rituals, songs,
dances, etc., so long as our basic position is not compromised. Any ideas
are welcome.

Mike Perry
Society for Venturism

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