Re: We must kill God

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 20:20:24 MST

Joe Dees wrote:

> The urge to transcendence, or what Freud called the 'oceanic' feeling, or >what Otto called the 'numinous', could be hard-wired into the brain (of some >more than others, of course) in order to facilitate group cooperation, which >would confer a group reproductive advantage. This is, of course, >independent of the actual existence of a santa-in-the-sky. Check out:

Ever heard of a "Santa machine"? Ever noticed that a full MNT world
will enable about everything any religion ever promised the faithful?
Ever noticed that most scientists and most extropians are strongly
motivated by trancendence impulses?

Careful with "killing God". You might throw out your baby with the bath


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