Re: The pool we're trying to paddle in

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 07:43:15 MDT

>From: Michael Lorrey <>

>Yes. Religion today that has any hope of retaining credibility
>restricts itself to completely undisprovable claims. Anything else
>is for boobs. Of course, that doesn't say much for most of the US
>anyways... ;)

I find the tendency to be religious to be a fairly easy thing to

For those who don't understand their purpose or place in this
universe it's only natural to seek it out. Then they have the
notion of death to consider.

It's an easy thing at this point to consider that there is
intelligence behind all this, and that somehow we will survive our
departing from this world.

Then along comes somebody with a fairly good self healing tautology
who say's "Hey check this out! All the answers you need!".

Besides we do not know enough about the universe to say with
certainty that there is not a God. (hence agnosticism)


Extropy Institute,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 09:59:45 MDT