X-Message-Number: 19580
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 19:57:20 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Religionist attacks cryonics
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Commentary: Presuming God at -320 degrees


WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- The scenario is hard to fathom: here is the body of 
baseball legend Ted Williams parked at minus 320 degrees in a ghoulish storage 
space for cadavers in Arizona -- awaiting what?

Resurrection to a new life on earth?

This becomes even more incongruous if one learns a little more about this man 
whose icy resting place costs $120,000 if the entire body is to be preserved, or
a mere $50,000 if only his head will be kept in a condition
favorable for its eventual resuscitation.

Would you believe that his mother was a Salvation Army officer, who was once 
revered as "the Angel of Tijuana," according to Williams' old friend Arthur 
"Buzz" Harmon? Would you believe it that this Hall of Famer now stuck

in a thermos-like liquid nitrogen tank was one of Billy Graham's great admirers?


I am not sure I want to tackle this one. I'm affraid I'll be unable to contain 
my contempt and might start a war. I'm really torn because I have some 
theological knowledge to counter his nonsense. He even lies about Ted
Williams by saying that he was a christian where others have said the contrary.

If anyone else want sto take him on here is a link to UPI's contact information.

Perhaps one of those listed could pass along our rebuttal to Mr. Siemon-Netto.

MY WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/~davidpascal/swayze/
A COLLECTION of photos of me and some of my artwork:

A RADIO INTERVIEW on Dr. J's ChangeSurfer Radio program with me and the father 
of cryonics Prof.

Robert Ettinger, author of "The Prospect of Immortality": 

A RELIGION I actually recommend: 
A FAVORITE quote: Last lines of the first Star Trek the Next Generation movie.

Capt. Picard: "What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived, 
after all Number One, we're only mortal."
Will Ryker: "Speak for yourself captain, I intend to live forever!"

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