Bon" and "Phil0" (Philossifur), is back again with a new set of google searchable blogs. His current take on twistedness and deception is to confuse Cryonics with Christianity. There are a lot of Cryonicists who are also Christians or adherents to other religions, and there is nothing wrong with that.
We just wanted to explain that it is not necessary to be a Christian, or otherwise religious, to also be a Cryonicist.
Many good Atheists and Agnostics are also Cryonicists.
The issue of religion has almost nothing to do with Cryonics anyway. Cryonics is a potential life-saving treatment which will one day be further advanced and a part of future medicine. It will be just as much that as organ transplants are today.
Sadly, there are a few religious people who take an even worse view of things than "Bon Homme Phil0" does. These shortsighted folks think God frowns on attempts to extend life, like cryonics. This same type of mindset was also around when organ transplants were new, when blood transfusions were new, when antibiotics were new. Now few question the value of those. Cryonics will also gain more popular acceptance when it is shown to be effective in saving patients for later resuscitation.
Very few cryonicists are Christians-- lip service only.
April 26 2008, 5:39 AM
I haven't done any organized survey but from what I've gathered in personal experience, there really are no significant numbers of Christians in cryonics. Lip service is paid to respect for religious beliefs in cryonics, such as the Alcor site, but in reality, most cryonicists are atheists and they ridicule religions of all kinds. They attribute the worst travesties in history to religions. If you signed up for cryonics, it wouldn't take long to encounter this view.
Comparing cryoncis to organ transplants consitutes a cryonics con job.
April 26 2008, 5:42 AM
Brian Wowk compares cryonics to heart transplants which is a false analogy. CADC follows his lead and compares cryonics to life saving medical operations but couches it in a prediction-- as in "one day" cryonics "will be" like transplants. This type of semantic framing is highly manipulative and will "one day" get cryonics into lots of legal trouble for false advertising.