Re: First CYBORG lives...

From: Alex Future Bokov (
Date: Sat Apr 21 2001 - 09:34:44 MDT


On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, John Marlow wrote:

> Wow, what a convenient set of definitions, gee-whiz...
> And, yeah--these would be the big-headed bulging black eyed guys.
> I'll bet they have a really neat set of definitions to suit their own
> ends, as well.
> >the false comfort of a moral high ground. It's the
> > ones who believe in an absolute morality that have done the most
> >harm, historically.
> Perhaps; if not entirely true, certainly very close. The world is now
> a different place, however, and religion is not a significant force
> for first-world change.

I think it is. The right wing agenda is of course deeply influenced,
if not dictated by, religion. The left wing, IMO, is also-- some kind
of odd animism. The following examples I thought up are religious
statements because they infer some sort of inherent morality in the
fabric of the universe:

"That is unnatural."
"It is wrong to cause pain."
"You are treating these lampreys in a cruel manner."
"Your attitude smacks of hubris."
"There are things humans were not meant to know."

Compare to...

"That is against the will of God."
"God will strike you down."
"What you are doing is sinful."
"They are God's creatures."
"Pride is a deadly sin."

If there is a difference in the emotion underlying these two sets
of quotes, I am unable to see it.

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