In a message dated 10/23/1999 4:16:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Spudboy100@aol.com also wrote:
> > Lets look to Transhumanism 'faith' that the technology
> > will come along and successfully preserve their
> > personalities through technical augmentation and later
> > 'mental uploading'.
> If I had faith in cryonics wouldn't I commit suicide?
If cryonics worked to our specifications and needs; it wouldn't be suicide at all. It may even be the treatment of choice. The original argument might be stated:
Does religion have a harmful impact on Extropian goals? The answer is; it depends on which religion and what its take on science and technology is.