This blog’s publisher writes at “The Transfigurst” about why non-believers in an afterlife should devote themselves to transhumanism:
Long live Han Solo. We love the space pirate. That’s because he was a reluctant hero.
A reluctant hero doesn’t want to be pulled into life-saving acts but rises to the occasion. After leaving the Rebel Alliance in the original Star Wars, Han returned, enabling Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star.
There are those who don’t believe in an afterlife but want to live past mortality. Here’s hoping that they could one day say that they were reluctant heroes.