Re: "Official" Extropian Concepts
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 10:54:00 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-03-04 07:23:22 EST, you write:

Thanks for question/observation (?). No, I would not say that I am
"officially" anything!:)
I certainly would not want a lot of wonderful and skeptical people who do
happen to share my views on cryonic suspension or religion to think they are
"Outside" of extropian ideas. Or will be kicked out of the party! :)>>

Great response! ; )

<<I like the orientation that Extropy has in a number of areas. Including
pretty clear cut fact, IMHO, that most progress we as a race have made has
been a result of increasing technology. Not new versions of old
superstitions called religions.>>

Which does not mean there are not some wonderful, kind, thoughtful people
deeply involved in all sorts of religions. I just happen to believe that
they would be "good" people anyway. They are basically decent, in other
words, *despite* their particular brand of superstition, not *because* of

I agree, but the sad fact is, most people think that we are sort of incapable
of rational actions, never mind being good... I have watched grown men sit
and say that the only reason we don't commit mayhem on a regular basis is
because we have something to fear ( God's wrath ) and/or that we have been
ordered from on high, by a devine source...

Anyway, thanks for responding in an intelligent way to my joking about
definitions, there has been some attempts lately to "redefine" extropy... in
sometimes bizarre ways...

Not that your statement was bizarre in anyway- your 4 things, atheist,
skeptic, cryonics ( life extension) and Libertarianism, are pretty much
Extropic staples, I guess...

"On with the Automorph"