Could Transhumanism Render Religion Obsolete?
Transhumanism(H+) has been called by it's critics, a "secular religious viewpoint", which to me sounds oxymoronic. One poster on another forum called some of the propsed futuristic ideas a "Rapture fantasy for atheists". Here is a Wiki article on H+.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism
Some of the things I've heard propsed are: increasing human lifespan to hundreds of years,increasing human brain capacity, increasing IQ's by as much several hundred percent. Downloading human consciousness into quantum computers until a suitable replacement body can be utilised.
How does the contemplation of these ideas work with religion? Could religion survive if some of the dreams of transhumanists became reality? What if death could scientifically be rendered obsolete? What purpose, then would religion serve?
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings."