Adzel and Axor, two Wodenites perpetuating Terrestrial religions in Technic civilization. Meanwhile, Michael Portillo has returned to British television with a Hidden History. Portillo reveals that, in the nineteenth century, it was popularly believed that those whose corpses were dissected for medical research would not be resurrected on the Day of Judgment! This could only be done to criminals. CS Lewis argues in Letters To Malcolm that St Paul's teaching about a spiritual body does not imply the reconstitution or reanimation of the scattered bodily atoms. Lewis instead argues for what sounds like a purely mental, or philosophically idealist, "resurrection" of our memories of physical existence - although the Gospels describe a tangible bodily Resurrection.
Will Adzel's Mahayana Buddhism or Axor's Jerusalem Catholicism seem more credible in Technic civilization? Materialists think that the Buddha's consciousness ceased when he died. Buddhists believe that he has neither survived as a soul nor been reborn. We can meditate and even join the Buddhist Sangha without believing that there is a literal Lord who still exists somewhere and will someday return. Spiritual practice need not be attached to this belief in a Second Coming which was expected two millennia ago but which continues not to happen.