Here is a file for scholars to read quaint old ideas about Christianity and life extension. I state it that way because anyone who does not find it self-evident that death is bad must have little acquaintance with Jesus. He came to conquer death. It is true that He had a habit of saying Zen-like things that sounded like He endorsed death and cannibalism but one look at His actions make it clear that He was into life and life more abundantly. He healed people. He did not kill anyone nor eat anyone. He said things that shook people out of their mental ruts. The following file, Life-Extension in Transhumanist and Christian perspectives: Consonance and Conflict, is written by Todd Daly, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. jetpress.org/volume14/daly.pdf
I take it as self-evident that life is preferable to death. Those who feel otherwise are encouraged to volunteer for the Marines infantry (I have family who are Marines and so I am not knocking Marines per se), or for other hazardous work (like cleaning fission reactors) that is nearly guaranteed to shorten lifespan. To answer the question of Sergeant Dan Daly (language cleaned up), "Come on, . . . do you want to live forever?" As a matter of fact Sergeant Daly, I do. Dan Daly is not a good object lesson because he somehow survived his suicidal military service and went on to be a banker in civilian life, bankers being one of the most cautious occupations. If he was going to go from one extreme to the other, then he should have become a life insurance executive because life insurance does not insure that you will live. In fact, it is an open secret that holding a life insurance policy motivates your family to let you die so that they can cash in. If you doubt that, then I suggest you talk to a banker and ask them for their observations about how families behave after someone dies and the family is gathered for the funeral and then the reading of the will. An almost pure display of mental illness and greedy grasping.
I do not endorse or approve the following videos. They are here simply because Christian Immortalists are not producing any videos. Once again, Christians cede ground to non-Christians and transhumanists. Hopefully this will provoke some Christian Immortalist to pick up a camera, make a video, and send it in. We could use some inspiration!