Church of Maxmorentology (was Re: they wont let me access)
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 14:42:10 -0400 (EDT)

Eugene Leitl writes:

> > Max, In case you haven't yet seen this, Extropians are listed as a
> > cult on several resources, including one web site and one print book.
> > I didn't think much of it because I thought that someone had seen it,
> > and I don't remember the name of the book now, but it's getting
> > around. Some sort of directory of groups.
> How is cult defined, anyway? A group sharing a common set of beliefs
> noticeably different than those of the average Joe? Then I'd guess we are
> a cult. (Hey, who will be passing around special kool-aid at Extro3 ?)

English internet magazine .net featured extropians in an article called 'net
cults'. However, they did start by saying "These guys are completely
different to other internet cults" and ended with "It's scientific,
rigorously logical, and nerdish - in other words, a world apart from the
spiritualists and cyberprophets inhabiting the fringes of the Net."

So, when's the next comet !?