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The History of the Afterlife, A.D. & Beyond

A golden cube the size of a moon, landing on the surface of Earth -- New Jerusalem.

Spirit-Beings wiped of memory within the contaminated shrouds of flesh they inhabit -- an afterlife shared by both Gnostics and Scientologists.

Paradise visible merely by looking beside the spaces of everyday reality.

God as Machine --  the literal Son of Man.

The Universe as a Neural Net.

What are our modern conceptions of "The Afterlife" -- and how are these images molding the present and future of humankind? Frank Burton, Secular Bible Study Co-organizer, philosopher & scientist at the "U of M," will:

1. Present in Week 1 (April 10, 7-8:30pm) a PowerPoint show that historically surveys the "afterlives" of New Testament Christians & their Orthodox, Gnostic, Marcionist, Manichean, Catholic, & Protestant sects & denominations, Muslims, Baha'i, Scientologists, New-Age Spiritualists & UFO Sects, Secularists, Atheists, Transhumanists, Singularitarians, and Neurocosmologists.

2. Moderate in Week 2 (April 24, 7-8:30pm) a 1stU-SBS dialogue about how our changing societal and personal perspectives about an "afterlife" have influenced modern history, current events, and the future of humanity -- and influence today how we live our lives as individuals.

Don't miss 1stU-SBS's Conversation on our Present and Future Conceptions of the Afterlife! RSVP "YES" today!

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  • Ehryk

    I'd like to provide a link as a source to the comment I made, a recent development in the debate that happened between Richard Dawkins and the Australian Archbishop/Cardinal George Pell where he states atheists can go to heaven. There goes Pascal's Wager!

    April 11, 2012

  • Jeff G.

    Great presentation, Frank, sorry I had to leave early.

    April 11, 2012

  • Frank B.

    We'll also touch on how new developments in Google's Glass project (reality-enhanced eyeglasses) may soon result in SyFy "Caprica"-like transhumanist post-mortem avatars with recorded life experiences, memories and audio diaries of the dead. Don't miss the future History of The Afterlife!

    April 5, 2012

  • Frank B.

    This separate topic covering not ancient but modern and future perspectives on the "afterlife" will allow more discussion than 2 years ago, for long-time SBSers who may want to consider re-attending this topic.

    February 26, 2012

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