From: "Robert Coyote" <email@example.com>
> I'm just saying one might be careful to avoid overreaching ideas to further
> ones aim of going beyond religiosity
Far be it from me to aim to go beyond religiosity. What would that mean? What
lies beyond religiosity? Memetic monstrosity?
> I think it's interesting that some ppl say humans "need" religion
> If they are correct, I guess I'm not human.
Yeah, me too. Are we _trans_human?
> Other possible "excuses" for atrocities (massive organized coercion
> Tribalism> Nationalism> Chivalry> Xenophobia> Race> Eugenics>
> Any others?
Is anybody _except religionists_ fanatical enough to deliberately initiate
Armageddon, the end of the world, to fulfill some ancient prophesy? I don't
think so. I still think religiosity is the most regressive force operating in
society, and we won't move into a better future until we defeat it.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
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