Dancing with Death

16 January 2020
I touched Death on the shoulder. He turned. He looked just the same as I remembered him—dark hair, dark eyes, full lips, square jaw, attractive by design. He smelled like a forest just before it rains. He recognized me instantly and said unemotionally, “You’re not supposed to be here.”I petitioned, “Why not? You show up whenever it suits you. Why is your schedule the only one that matters ... (More)

Tales of the Turing Church, second edition: Public draft

16 January 2020
Here’s a public draft of the second edition of my book “Tales of the Turing Church: Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology.”I’ll publish the Kindle and paperback versions of the second edition next month. In the meantime, you are welcome to read my book on Google Drive:Tales of the Turing Church: Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology, second ed ... (More)

Join the Turing Church Discord server

12 January 2020
The most used Turing Church communication channel is the Facebook group. It’s time to add new communication channels. Welcome to the Turing Church Discord server.Facebook has a lot of money. Therefore, Facebook can hire and keep a lot of good engineers. Therefore, Facebook’s services (e.g. groups, Messenger, Whatsapp) often work better than other services.But there are problems:Facebook doesn ... (More)

India Awakens presents: New book on physics and ancient Indian traditions

11 January 2020
India Awakens is all set for preparation for its fourth conference in Kolkata, India: A seminar dedicated to understanding the relations between modern physics and Indian spiritual traditions.We have been organizing seminars in Kolkata, mainly at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (RMIC), Golpark, premiered in a virtual format in 2017. In February 2018, Giulio Prisco visited RMIC and gave ... (More)

Qualifying for Exaltation

08 January 2020
The Church released the new Young Women theme a couple months ago. It reads as follows:  I am a beloved daughter of Heavenly Parents, with a divine nature and eternal destiny. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I strive to become like Him. I seek and act upon personal revelation and minister to others in His holy name.I will stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all ... (More)

The Intimacy of Transhumanism

06 January 2020
There’s a tendency to think that transhumanism is robotic, cold, impersonal, abstract, or distant, but the truth is that transforming ourselves with technology is a deeply intimate and immediate experience. When I say “technology,” I’m defining it in the broadest sense possible. Technology is laptops, smart cars, and solar panels, but it’s also hand soap, clothing, furniture, vaccines, an ... (More)

Cheers to the Queers

01 January 2020
To help people understand why “queer” is such a great word and why we should get comfortable using it, I’ve listed my top five reason below.First, “queer” is concise. There have been many letters used to identify various members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Each letter is important and serves a purpose. Adding letters has been a necessary and helpful evolution to include members of the comm ... (More)

Happy 2020, and welcome to the magic twenties

31 December 2019
I have seen two magic decades: The sixties with the Apollo program and the roaring beginnings of human expansion into space (sadly aborted in 1972), and the nineties with the rapid deployment of the internet.Perhaps there’s a magic decade every thirty years. They say the 19-thirties were no magic decade, but the 19-twenties were called “the roaring twenties.” I guess the war delayed things.T ... (More)

Why Are You Filling the Black Filing Cabinet?

26 December 2019
As a teenager, I inherited an old filing cabinet from my father. The filing cabinet was made of black metal. It had four drawers, stacked on top of each other. And each drawer was filled with green folders.The folders were empty when I received them. My father had transferred his papers to new filing cabinets. And the empty green folders had become mine to fill.But there were still two papers on th ... (More)

A Letter to Jesus on a Queer Christmas Night

24 December 2019
Dear Jesus,  This is the season we celebrate your entrance into the world. We read the Christmas story found in Luke, sing Christmas carols, and put a star on the Christmas tree. But is it enough? Have we really considered what it took to bring you into the world? It’s almost as if Latter-day Saints forgot you came from a queer family. It’s as if they forgot your mother, Mary, was impregna ... (More)
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