Re: Extropian gods

Harvey Newstrom (
Thu, 08 Jan 1998 08:33:35 -0500

Derek Strong wrote:
> To me, the most interesting consequence of the possibility that the universe
> was constructed by some being (let's call him Frank) is the new spin it puts
> on age-old spiritual questions: WHY did Frank create us? Did Frank make us
> mortal or immortal? Can Frank make a rock so heavy even he can't lift it?

I miss your point about what the new spin is. These are all the old

> If you ask me, Frank can't be trusted. (As the saying goes, "Absolute power
> corrupts Frank.")

Shouldn't that be "Absolute power corrupts Frankly"?

> So you see, to me, the possibility of god doesn't induce passivity at all.
> Quite the opposite, it adds a whole 'nother motivation for rapid
> self-transformation. If we don't evolve, we'll never be able to usurp god.

This is also an age-old idea. The Church has been battling against this
enemy (being, meme, whatever) for a long time.

Harvey Newstrom  <>