Re: Christian evangelicals colliding with the singularity...

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 20:10:29 MST

At 08:16 PM 5/03/00 -0800, James wrote:

>I headed off the issue of "playing god". I said, (paraphrasing myself as it's
>been a while) "Some people would accuse me of 'playing god' but I
disagree. To
>play god, I would have to call energy into existence from nothing and form
>into matter. I'd have to wait a few billion years for that to become life.
>have to wait a few more billion years for that life to become human beings.
>Frankly, I don't have time to 'Play God', I'd rather just use what's already

That's pleasingly sarcastic, under the guise of compliance. A pal of mine
is more direct and confronting:

"Given the total indifference to human suffering displayed by the almighty,
`playing God' involves twiddling one's thumbs while millions die in extreme
agony from horrible diseases. All this `putting an end to human suffering'
is surely the work of the devil."


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