> Samantha Atkins wrote:...
> Show the spiritual people how their dreams of heaven, immortality, an
> end to want and so on can become actual realities here and now. Clothe
> it in God (imho an ultra SI) answering all the prayers of the ages if
> that is what it takes to reach them and enroll them. But don't try to
> disown a large part of the human race or human nature. That is a losing
> position. - samantha
Im with Samantha on this one, except for the part about clothing the SI
as god. We can leave god out of it without a direct frontal assault.
Religion Inc is too powerful, its adherents far too numerous, for the tiny
upstart extropian movement to take it on. Even having threads with this
label encourages religous zealots to infiltrate, weaken and discredit the
extropian organization. Let us choose our battles wisely. Let us present
a religion alternative in a non-threatening way, if possible. spike
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