Labels

17 May 2019
*Below is a copy of a presentation given to a tech company looking to be more LGBTQ+ aware and inclusive.I wear a lot of labels, and I’d like to share some of them with you. I’m a philosopher by education and practice. I am also an artist by education and practice. I am also a wife and mother. Despite my non-binary biology and abnormalities, I have three, beautiful, healthy children. Mother is ... (More)

Queer Polygamy

14 May 2019
According to many accounts of Latter-day Saint theology, polygamy, also called celestial marriage, is a necessary mandate for the highest degree of celestial glory. Doctrine and Covenants 131 & 132 tells us that celestial marriage and the continuation of the human family will enable us to become Gods because we will have endless, everlasting increase.[1] The Doctrine and Covenants gives a direc ... (More)

My Heavenly Mothers

12 May 2019
I am a child of Gods. I have a queer Mother,and a straight Mother. I have a bi Mother and intersex Mother too.I have two gay Fathers,along with a trans Heavenly Fatherand a trans Heavenly Mother.I have non-binary Parents as well,because we all have a place in the heavens.If children grow up to be like their Parents,I am no exception.I inherited divine qualities from my queer Mother.Her children wer ... (More)

Transhumanist Holy Week: Holy Saturday

20 April 2019
This Holy Saturday, Christians ponder on the silence, darkness, and death of Jesus Christ. Part of this tradition can include that story of Jesus' Harrowing of Hell where he descended into the lowest parts of earth and hell to overcome them. This symbolizes the overcoming of the monster death and unlocking hell to free its prisoners.Transhumanism is (or should be) as much about technology's po ... (More)

Transhumanist Holy Week: Good Friday

19 April 2019
Among the things contemplated this Good Friday are the events of Jesus' last moments: broken bread, betrayal, suffering, crucifixion, darkness, and burial.At the 2017 Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) conference, Michaelann Bradley spoke about her impressions as she contemplated some of these same topics in light of human history and technology's role for good and evil in it:"The communion or ... (More)

Transhumanist Holy Week: Maundy Thursday

18 April 2019
"[Jesus] got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter ... (More)

Transhumanist Holy Week: Holy Wednesday

17 April 2019
(Source)While Palm Sunday and Holy Monday renew faith in and hope for the triumph and glory of Christ in this world before the darkness of Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday is traditionally a time to ponder on the betrayal and condemnation of Christ in this world. As told in the Gospel of Luke, when Pilate sought to appease the crowd to perhaps spare Jesus (and a possibly bad political situation for him ... (More)

Transhumanist Holy Week: Holy Tuesday

16 April 2019
On Holy Tuesday, many churches reflect on the image of Christ as Bridegroom. The intimate relationship of marriage is used throughout Jewish and Christian scripture. Perhaps we find this image so powerful because of the closeness, intimacy, vulnerability, and humanity that it brings. It brings front and center the reality and centrality of relationship and how the image of Christ can emerge from re ... (More)

O Death, Where is Thy Sting?

15 April 2019
*Presented at the 2019 Mormon Transhumanist Association Conference on Saturday, April 15, 2019.I remember the first time I met Death. It was a brief and horrifying experience. The second time I met Death was far more alluring. The second time I couldn’t tell if Death was friend or foe. Despite these two interactions with Death I still do not know Death and prefer to keep it that way.I was formall ... (More)

Transhumanist Holy Week: Holy Monday

15 April 2019
"Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odo ... (More)
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