Re: Extropian Cult

Dan Hook (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 20:12:39 -0400

I would not worry about it. Most of the cult activities that people worry
about are illegal anyway (like psychedelic drug use, hey wait a second...
:>). Others are quite stupid and rather opposed to Extropian ideas. Of
course, the word "cult" most likely would inspire some people to suspend
all rational judgment, so they might not realize that uploading is a means,
not an end, never mind more subtle things (anarcho-capatilism for one).
We have a long way to go before we reach the level of cult that the
Catholic church has reached. Of course, we have a long way to go before we
reach their level of political pull as well (at which point everyone would
start losing political pull, anarcho-capatilism forever!).

Dan Hook
> From:
> Are there any laws banning "cult" activities? Should Extropians beware,
> or I am just paraniod?