Re: Islam and extropianism

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 17:57:34 MST

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> A common
> conservative christian argument against anything (be it luxury or life
> extension) is that it would distract people from the love of
> God.

You might want to throw out the example of life extension, because not
even christians are stupid enough to argue that life extension would
distract people from the love of god, since the longer they live, the more
they can love god.

>As for
> myself, I'm probably a liberal Tiplerian, thinking that the Omega
> Point might not be possible in our universe or the foundation of all
> existence, but it would be a good idea to bring it about in a baby
> universe.

If you bring it about in a baby universe, that would make it more of an
Alpha Point than an Omega Point, wouldn't it?


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