Re: META: &*%^$!

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 22:45:31 MST

Ziana Astralos wrote:
> --- Spike Jones <> wrote:
> > Do they specify what kind of religious literature?
> > Perhaps you could argue that extropianism *is*
> > a religion in a sense, therefore reading this list
> > qualifies for satisfying the requirement. {8^D
> > spike
> Unfortunately, the rest of my family is quite
> Catholic, and far from open to other 'religions'. ;)
> They don't just mean 'religious literature' in the
> normal sense (any written material pertaining to any
> religion or religious topics)... but religious
> literature of the 'one true religion' (which, by
> astounding coincidence, happens to be the one of
> whoever is talking about it - in this case
> Catholicism), not the other 'blasphemous lies designed
> to subvert the minds of those foolish enough to fall
> into their traps'... ~sigh~ :)

Well, Ziana, I suggest that for a Catholic perspective on the concept of
the singularity, they should study the writings of Teilhard des
Chardins, a Catholic priest from late 1800's to early 1900's who was an
early proponent of what is now known as "Omega Theory" but what he
called "the emmanetization of the eschaton".

Mike Lorrey

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