Dr J Hughes chats with Terryl Givens, professor of Literature and Religion at
the University of Richmond and a scholar of Mormon theology. They discuss the
doctrine of theosis, the Mormon Transhumanist Association, and the Mormon
church's position on women, homosexuality and race.
Says Dr Givens,
For Joseph Smith, to become God meant to be infinitely full of empathy and
therefore infinitely vulnerable and infinitely susceptible to the pain that all
relationships entail. So as long as that exists as a kind of counterweight to
the technological dimensions of human advancement and progress then I think
Mormonism can be comfortable with many of these Transhumanist notions.
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