So heres the deal. Within the past couple of years we have made tremendous progress in the area of genetics. So much so that just this past week, Harvard scientists have managed to reverse age a mouse http://dvice.com/archives/2010/11/has-the-scienti.php We have also managed to increase the lifespan of certain organisms by a tremendous amount We have also unlocked the secrets of suspended animation and currently the suspended animation research has moved into human trials. Roughyl saving 14 babies lives per year in the UK so far. YouTube - Mark Roth: Suspended animation is within our grasp Couple this with the fact that there are 2 naturally occuring instances of biological immortality amongst animals (a certain jelly fish and the hydra). My question is simple. If biological immortality becomes a possibility for humans (it is projected to be sometime in the next 30-50 years). And death is now almost completely avoidable. Is there still a place for religions that advocate some form of an afterlife wether it be heaven and hell, or nirvana/reincarnation. If the concept of death no longer applies—what use is religion? Would you, as a religious person, have quarrels with becoming biologically immortal?