X-Message-Number: 24879
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 09:48:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Badger <>
Subject: Re: Discussion on immortality

----- Original Message ----- 
 From: Francois <>
> The recent discussion on the value and desirability
of physical immortality
> has brought to my mind some questions. Why is it
that so many people
> denigrate the idea of physical immortality in this 
reality, citing all sorts
> of problems like boredom, lack of meaning,
selfishness, etc, etc, while they
> are quite happy with the notion of immortality in an

I'm not a christian but I imagine they would respond
with something like, 

"God has taken care of that problem by arranging
things in heaven so that we won't have to worry about
any of those issues."

Or how about... 

"How could anyone be bored or selfish or need more
meaning in their life if they're with god in heaven?" 

Or how about ... 

"We will be higher beings in that realm and won't be
beset by the same problems that afflict our mortal
selves here on Earth."

People can be quite creative in explaining away the
holes in (incoherence of) their belief system in order
to reduce the discomfort of any cognitive dissonance
they might experience from the rational observations
of skeptics.



Wm Scott Badger, PhD

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