X-Message-Number: 6335
Date:  Sun, 09 Jun 96 11:15:01 
From: Steve Bridge <>
Subject: More cryonics and religion

To CryoNet
>From Steve Bridge
June 9, 1996

In reply to:  Message #6333
              From:  (Thomas Donaldson)
              Subject: To Mr. Galvagno, Jr.
              Date: Sat, 8 Jun 1996 14:56:41 -0700 (PDT)

     First, I will point out to Mr. Galvagno and others my article on 
Cryonics and Religion ("Frozen Souls: Can a religious person choose 
cryonics?") from the 2nd Quarter, 1995 issue of *Cryonics* magazine.  I 
conclude that cryonics fits within the religious tradition at least of 
Catholicism and Judaism, and probably many other religions.

     The article was also posted on Cryonet but I don't know the message 
number offhand.

     Then to Thomas:

>Finally, with "chiliastic" I was merely using an English word: "chiliad"
>means a group of 1000 or a period of 1000 years; "chiliasm" is the 
>doctrine that Christ will return to Earth to rule for 1000 years. 

     So maybe it would be more appropriate to refer to cryonics as 
"chilly-astic."  Or considering the darkly humorous motto, "Freeze your 
head to save your ass," perhaps that should be spelled "chilly-ass-tic."   


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