Priesthood is vanity that requires no real achievement, contribution or personal abilities but bestows you with reputation and respect most businessmen and politicians can only dream of. And if you do not feel like supporting bottomless pockets of religious institutions for the illusory hope of eternal life, better be prepared to stand your ground as your beliefs are being swallowed by a black hole of conservative religions.
Religion used sacred value judgments to legitimize its teachings. The same values, however, are seen in ideologies like liberalism, humanism, communism and Transhumanism. Science is here to serve Humanity and not the other way round. This is precisely why we need Transhumanist ideology to have an open discussion around how and for which purpose we are creating scientific discoveries and new technologies.
While technology is rapidly advancing to allow us to prevent any upcoming diseases and health glitches, the coming of Immortality is unfortunately coming at the time of environmental destruction. Gareth provides an answer to how we can become immortal and enjoy our immortality in a liveable Planet
Future does not have to be bleak and depressing. It can be full of amazing things, unity and abundance. This insight is grasped, today by a meagre sprinkling of transhumanist pioneers. But there are more of us. And the power of the future is unstoppable.
Is God responsible for the life on Earth or can we become our own Gods? Creation of an “artificial soul” and true reasoning will not be an attempt to pass the Turing Test. It will aim to pass the test for God.
Immortality renders racism obsolete because there will be no more self-rejection to medicate through the rejection of others. Far more than tolerance, we will be able to feel the absolute preciousness of the human body, our own and others, so acutely, so nakedly, that we couldn’t possibly abuse another, because the bruise to our own person would be so blatantly painful.
The Manifesto enlists values a modern Transhumanist lives by, such as gratefulness for being given a chance to live and improve oneself's physical and sentient being as well as the surrounding world.
In fact I wonder if the drastic increase in insomnia and depression could be partially explained by the talk on “sustainability”. Have you ever wondered if there is a positive correlation between climate activism and a number of mindfulness apps and treatments?