Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Yes, I have always admired it for that. In computer language terms, it
> is a far more clean implementation of monotheism than Christianity and
> I guess one place to look for moderating factors is the liberal arab
> states like Tunisia, and see what thinkers there have come up with.
> They are far more likely than us to have noticed or come up with good
> moderating ideas.
There have been many such thinkers. The problem is that because of its
relatively high level of concentration, it is far easier for one fanatic
to distill out their own highly virulent fraction at any given time. The
advantage of christianity is that because it has a far larger root
document of mutually contradictory statements, it is far better at self
cancelling code extracted by a 'high bias filter'.
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