The Consolation: An Interpretive Variation on the King Follett Sermon of Joseph Smith
25 August 2012 (updated 3 June 2015)
At the recent 2012 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, I presented a paper entitled “The Consolation: An Interpretive Variation on the King Follett Sermon of Joseph Smith”. Some who are well acquainted with my thoughts and writings have remarked to me that this may be the best paper I’ve ever written. Recordings of presentations of the paper (such as the one embedded above) have been available for a while, and I’m now making available the full text (embedded below), which I invite you to download and share.
To appreciate this paper more fully, you should be familiar with Mormonism and Transhumanism. Some persons who are not familiar with one or both of these ideologies have expressed confusion. My favorite is a comment at YouTube on one of the recordings: “That made NO sense :)”. If needed, you can learn more about the relation between Mormonism and Transhumanism by reading “Transfiguration: Parallels and Complements between Mormonism and Transhumanism”. I also recommend that you be familiar with the King Follett sermon and the New God Argument. I look forward to your feedback and questions.
If you like these thoughts, you might also like “Purpose of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.”