Re: God

Alex Tseng (
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 17:46:34 -0800 (PST)

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime;
therefore we must be saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes sense in any immediate
historical context; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love.
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
If you go into a battle, it's better to win the first time.
--George S. Patton

---"M. E. Smith" <> wrote:
> Respecting the statement on the Extropy Web site's
> FAQ that religion is "a touchy subject", I have
> resisted until now expressing this, but I would like
> to briefly support what David Musick said about some
> people's knee-jerk reaction to the God meme in all
> its forms.
> It really annoys me when people automatically react
> with vitriol when the concept of God comes up, even
> when it comes up with a heavy dose of irreverance and
> scepticism. How utterly boring their reaction is!
> They keep re-hashing issues and fighting old battles
> from centuries ago. The fact that the existence of
> "God" is unproven, probably unprovable, and may be
> rationally doubted has long been a consensus of
> Western philosophy. That's old news.
> Face it, since the God meme is as flexible as it is,
> meaning to some "the indescribable absolute
> underlying all reality", it will always have a place
> in the meme pool. Why then do some people still react
> so emotionally when the mere subject comes up? What
> about it bothers you so much? Like it or not,
> religious thought will survive into posthumanity. Get
> over it.

This 'God' meme will survive , will it thrive and prosper
given enough time or even become a 'pillar' if one gives in
to a 'God is Love' extention ....
If one were to keep the progress of transhumanism / Posthumanism
advancing on the straight and narrow and not have it terminated
tragically or unnecessarily , one has to have non-destructive
elements and relationship re-generation memes , imho
Comments pls
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