Today, just a few minutes ago, I died 300th time! (Confirmed deaths, real number probably higher.)
I’m really excited about this! Instead of being afraid of death, I’ve finally became to accept it just a minor annoyance (and even sometimes convenience!) in my life. Sure it’s always as unnerving as ever, even my clone degraded a bit and I lost my jaw in cloning accident, but I’m really proud how long I’ve survived. I could probably get my jaw back but I think the metal on my face is way more cool.
I’ve learned that every death, instead of a failure, is opportunity for learning. When I die, I learn why I died, which improves my fighting. And fighting is what I love, so death is natural in this. So I’m not afraid anymore. And this number here, 300, it proves that “Yup, that guy ain’t afraid of dying. He takes fights. He doesn’t cower when cornered. HE WILL FIGHT.”
BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I AM. A FIGHTER. A WARRIOR.
I’m not the best warrior ever, obviously. But I’m on my way there. To reach the top! One death, one kill at a time!
Anyway, I’m now celebrating and ordered myself a nice cake.
Just wanted to share my excitement.
Continuing to die is however a waste of clone technology. Not only the life has lost importance “because I can respawn” (unless someone negates the access at your clones), but there’s also who really needs of this technology more than warriors and fighters (example? Those who live in hostile ambient and economical, political, social situations). You reached a milestone, but please, save some syntetized organic compounds.
You have not died yet. Those other bodies were not you, nor were previous clones sharing my name truly the same person as me. Capsuleer technology is nothing more than a blasphemous mockery of immortality, ultimately a worship of death itself.
Each death is a step further from whatever weak beings we once were to our true form. Corpses are like old skin we shed to grow into something new each time. It’s a ladder I enjoy climbing - and pushing others up the stairs is also a great pleasure!
Congrats! I hope to reach that number too, one day.
The Theology Council’s “Exhortation to the Faithful” contains more nuance than you indicate. It authorizes some use of cloning. It is not, however, a license to casually abuse cloning for the sake of convenience like capsuleers do. What we do is just casual murder and suicide.
And I will limit my comments on the matter, but the explanation seems oddly convenient considering the events which preceded it.
Nor have I said it is. I’ve simply stated that your claim that prior clones are not ‘you’ conflicts with the Theology Council’s judgment that the soul carries from one body to the next. Personally, I agree with you. But after all, my views on the subject are long-established and public.