Re: Essence Vital (was)Ahumans [was Re: Cryonics and abortion- nothappening!]

Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 05:25:44 MST

In a message dated 01/20/2000 8:08:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I may want them to "follow my
> lead" just so I have more rational, capable people to trade with,
> but if they choose to spend their time in prayer or calling psychic
> hotlines, well, then I'll just have to make money by taking advantage
> of them instead of trading with them. Their loss, not mine
The real world examples of the Soviets, the Maoists, Khamer Rouge, and for
that matter, Madelynn Murray O'hare, or Aynn Rand do not elicit much
confidence in my judgement that 'professional atheism' offers much in the way
of an improvement in the human condition. Atheism, bourne out of frustration
with being given 'fairy tales' by the fundamentalists is appealing. Dogmatic
atheism, peddled 'evangelically' is just someone setting up the relgious as
scapegoats for their own personal failings.

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