Re: Zen? Atheist? Is there such an animal?

From: Dan Adams (
Date: Wed May 31 2000 - 10:21:27 MDT

--- Martin Ling <> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 04:08:15AM -0700, Dan Adams
>> wrote:

>> Hi Terry!
>>[the sound of one scissor snipping]

If you wish to understand the sutras, burn the Martin?


> Terry, I share Dan's position. I also attempt to
> clarify by referring to
> myself as a Zen Atheist.
> It would be hard for me to speak beyond the words
> Dan has placed here,
> but if you wish to discuss further I would be
> pleased to participate.
> Martin
> --
> -----[ Martin J. Ling ]-----[
> ]-----

Though as a general rule I avoid engaging in
discussions that are not directly about me or my
philosophical rambling (i.e. Danny related ;-) I
would love to get a little Zen/transhuman chat goin on
here. I spent a half hour on the opening monologue(s)
- ball's in your court Martin!


Dan Adams
Boston College

"I cannot articulate enough to express my dislike to people who think that understanding spoils your experience...How would they know?"
   - Marvin Minsky

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