Posted: Thu, March 28, 2013 | By: DEBATE
Christianity, Islam and numerous other religions guarantee eternal existence in celestial paradise after death, for all who obey the creed’s rules.
“Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark” - Stephen Hawking
If Religion is a psychological buffer from the fear of death, won’t all the faithful abandon churches and mosques immediately, if aging and death is defeated?
When eternal or near-eternal or 1,000 year lifespans are available on Earth, won’t the notion of “Heaven” lose its appeal?
Also, are the strongest opponents of Indefinite Life Extension research… people who believe in Heaven…?
Do they regard Immortalism as a wicked attempt to “play God”?
Do they see Immortalists as sinners seeking to escape Hell?
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