NO, IT'S NOT JUST YOU, SCOTT: I also agree that Kurzweil seems to be turning his Singularity stuff into a religion. At least it has the same goal:
Kurzweil is a genius among geniuses whose family has a habit of dying early. He’s also an atheist at the level of not believing in an afterlife. He’s quite scared of entirely ceasing to exist in the relatively near future. I share that belief (and periodically that fear), but inventing one’s own no-evidence afterlife story is no different than having faith in the afterlife promises of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, et al.