Re: uploaded Amish (for Eugene)

From: J. Goard (
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 11:22:44 MDT

At 03:55 PM 6/20/00 +0100, Martin Ling wrote:

>...I'd rather be enslaved, a situation in which I am alive and have a
chance of escaping or being freed, than 'give the finger' and be annihilated.

I'm not sure that "being the pet of a god" *necessarily* precludes any of
the extropian principles. It would depend upon how you're treated as a
pet. For instance, the god may like to put you in interesting and
challenging environments to see how you adapt and grow. Some people take
such an approach to certain pet animals. Of course, you wouldn't want to
be a pet forever. But a pet could still learn and grow drastically before
having the ability and desire to be a pet no longer.

J. Goard
The Beyond outside us is indeed swept away, and the
great undertaking of the Enlightenment complete;
but the Beyond *inside* us has become a new heaven
and calls us to renewed heaven-storming.
                                      --Max Stirner

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