The Deathday Present
From Emma Berrecloth-Bale:
"Below are three topics that pertain to The Deathday Present. It is not an
exhaustive list but can be used by the Chair of your book club to
structure discussion. Beneath each heading are three or four questions
that participants might like to answer. This is a philosophical novel in
essence so many of these topics overlap."
Is the soul finite in embodiment?
What would happen to the value of love and art in a world of
Is morality endogenous or exogenous?
Can a society's morality evolve and if so why? eg Can
Government policy influence it at the level of the individual
and thereby society in general?
Why does it seem to be the case that children are unmoved
by the barbarism within history books?
Why has Christianity come to the fore over Islam?
Are we innately secular or religious?
Could Cyto really reconcile the teachings in the Bible with the
choice of immortality and the resultant Deathday?
Does the Bible contain absolutes or should its edicts evolve
with the manifest developments that Man has to negotiate
through his God-given gifts?
Immortality vs mortality
Faced with an unlimited future would we become more
dependent on the past?
Would immortalists become more risk averse or greater
risk takers? ie Would life become more or less valuable?
Are the Endists the sane ones?
Gerontologists predict that in thirty to fifty years we will be
faced with the dilemma of whether to accept immortality
treatment. Would you take the treatment?
What Deathday would you choose?
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