The Ego's Desire
I just watched a movie on Netflix called HOPE FROZEN, about a family whose two year-old daughter died of brain cancer, and they had her cryogenically preserved. It makes a powerful statement about science vs. spirituality, family dynamics and complicated grief.
The film characterizes death as “a problem,” and the little girl’s father suggests that even if she's revived many decades from now, her parents may not have aged, because “science may solve the aging problem by then.”
The perception of aging and death as “problems” disturbs me greatly. So does the concept of "deathlessness," which the father proposes as a goal for humanity.
I would love to hear your thoughts about this film. You can find it by going to Netflix and searching for "Hope Frozen."
And you can read my full blog post about it (and add your comments) at THIS URL.
Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP
Founder, The Original Afterlife Conference
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy,
Bereavement and Trauma Support