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On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, xgl wrote:
> now then, perhaps extropianism, as the step beyond science, should
> provide some ceremony to reinforce its most valuable asset -- the
> anticipation, however vague, that the future will be better, will be
> _made_ better, than the present. in my opinion, this emphasis on the
> formal element would maximize the benefits of religion while minimizing
> its many detriments.
I agree completely. This is very similar to what I've been thinking about.
Except, again, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. With Scientology
and smaller wierd cults very much in recent memory, any completely new
religion would face big and unnecessary credibility problems.
Why not simply take the rituals of the religions you were brought up in
and practice those? That way, nobody can persecute you or call you a
cult. In the West, it's of course considered *VERY* impolite to
persecute any of the big-three monotheistic religions. "So what if we
think of the Bible as an educational mythos and sometimes use the words
'salvation' and 'uploading' interchangeably? We still love our Lord
Jesus Christ in our hearts."
For those of you who are (or were) Christians, I've even got the
perfect bible to get you started. URL soon to come, when I fix the last
of showstopper bugs. I can't wait to see what you think of it.
Randy Weaver Randy Weaver SOF
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