Re: extropians-digest V6 #61

From: Gerhard Haak (
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 16:54:29 MST

If I was to believe the media here in NZ, I'd think that all Americans are
extreme, bigoted, evangelical Christians! The NZ media quite regularly
present the Hayden Lake crowd (and others) as the representatives of
American Christianity.

Fortunately, I've been exposed to Americans who don't seem to fit the
profile :)

----- Original Message -----
From: James Rogers <>
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Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: extropians-digest V6 #61

> >Not to be rude (since that's what started this, the idea of politeness),
> >but do you KNOW any muslims, or are you just getting this 2nd hand? I
> >happen to be learning Arabic from a muslim, and he is quite well
> >liberal, and willing to discuss anything I ask. Is he an anomoly?
> This is consistent with my experience. I've known (and even dated on
> occasion) many muslims and they have always come across as a well-educated
> and thoughtful people. In many ways, the American media does not do them
> or their culture justice, choosing to show the more fringe and extreme
> individuals who profess to represent that religion. It would be akin to
> using the Hayden Lake crowd as the representatives of American
> Christianity. Or Hollywood to represent American society and culture.
> -James Rogers

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