Re: THEOLOGY: The term "God"

Harvey Newstrom (
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 02:56:41 -0500

<> wrote:
> In a message dated 3/1/99 6:08:34 PM, you wrote:
> << While creating a more 'spiritual' means of communicating and
> > understanding transhumanism and extropy is laudable, referring to future
> > transhumans as 'gods' is, in my mind, more of a hindrance than a help,
> > specifically because of all of the emotional and memetic baggage that the
> word
> > already posesses.>>
> Thanks for your sincere thoughts, Mike. However, the target for my theology
> is not extropians, but everyone else, so the name God will do just fine, thank
> you. I do , however, believe strongly in Libertarian and Extropian
> philosophies and want to test it in this forum.

In the culture of most people who use the word "God", it is the satanic cults that believe in false gods, want to replace or redefine god, or want to become gods. By using that terminology, or saying that we want to become "Gods", we might as well declare ourselves to be the Anti-Christ, and then try to redefine that as a good thing.

Harvey Newstrom <>
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