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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

UU Humanist

I recently attended a Zoom presentation hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA).  Rabbi Adam Chalom gave a talk on "Imagine There's No Heaven: A Humanist Approach to Mortality and Memorial".  The UUHA just launched a new YouTube channel so the talk might be archived there soon.

While he was speaking, I was thinking of how an Optihumanist memorial service might differ, especially for someone who was in cryonic suspension.  Like a Humanist service, it would not offer comforting words to the grieving survivors that they might meet again in a supernatural afterlife.  Unlike a Humanist service, however, there would be some hope for a reunion in a different kind of afterlife, either physical or virtual, via some future medical technology.