Re: Hal on Science versus Religion

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 13:17:37 MST

On Monday, March 05, 2001 6:33 AM wrote:
> If you will take a look at Clarence Graham's hierarchy of needs you
> find that the motivation toward religion changes substantially as our
> position on the hierarchy changes.
> Most of the time the critics of religion concentrate only on very firm
> fundamentalist churchs regardless of which major faith they are looking
> This ignores the fact there are people in all major religions whose
> motivational needs are quite different from those attracted to the
> fundamentalists and whose religious practice is quite different.

Excellent point! Go for the fence sitters -- not the people who have deep
commitments to a particular religion. Go for the easiest ones first. And
forget the rest.

I tend to think most of these types are among the young, though. I'm not
aware of Graham's hierarchy... But I reckon as most people get older they
are less amenable to philosophical change. This has been my experience.
(Think of when most people are intellectually active -- teens to early 20s.
After that, most people have a worldview and don't change it much before


Daniel Ust

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