RE: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Reason (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 19:35:26 MST

---> Samantha Atkins

> "J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> >
> > Look at the incredible insanity of people who are willing to
> sacrifice their
> > lives for meaningless drivel! Are we to complain about
> "commercialism" in the
> > face of such an immense tragedy as millions of people taking
> this religious
> > garbage seriously? Time to remind ourselves again:
> > We won't move into a better future until we debunk
> religiosity... once and for
> > all.
> >
> Unfortunately you don't seem to distinquish between
> "religiosity" and spirituality.
> My spirituality informs my extropian views and vice versa. I
> don't say others
> need to think like me. But I also don't cotton to implications
> that I and those
> who do are "the problem".

So what is the difference, in your opinion?

>From where I'm standing, religiosity looks like playing by someone else's
rules & spirituality is making your own rules. But both seem to be
representative of pretty much the same subjective, go-by-the-feel-of-it,
take-it-on-faith, anti-scientific-method approach to life.


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