Re: Immortality: Avoiding Religious Persecution For Pursuing It.

Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:39:18 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-04-10 06:27:04 EDT, you write:

> >> I am an ardent life extensionist and atheist, but if someone asked
> >>me if I wanted to be "Immortal", I think I would say "No".
> >
> >Not very ardent, how about some dynamic optimism?
> There's nothing in Ben's statement which implies any lack of dynamic
> optimism. It's perfectly possible to be dynamically optimistic about
> (Although not particularly Extropian, in my view.)

I agree with Natasha Vita More.
The term "immortal" carries some heavy connotations, the most noticeable
being *removing the CHOICE of whether or not to live*. You *cannot* die. I
find that undesirable. Simple. I would like an INDEFINITE lifespan, one
within my own control. Immortal implies I cannot choose to pull my own plug.