Re: Why atheism beats agnosticism (Was: Re: Contacting God)

ChuckKuecker (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 07:16:10 -0500 (CDT)

At 11:17 4/24/98 +0200, you wrote:
>You underestimate the power of the religion meme. It's almost impossible
>to remove it; it gets stronger when attacked (the poor martyr sub-meme).
>No amount of reason will suffice, god knows I've tried ;-) Should the
>unthinkable happen (it's a miracle!) and you
>*do* succeed in turning someone away from religion, than you have
>an excellent replacement meme readily at hand: transhumanism. It
>offers the same advantages as religion (belief in immortality, "heaven",
>ascension etc.) minus the nasty/useless stuff. "Do not serve God, but
>become him"

The deepset power of this meme is the reason that force cannot work. This is
the basic reason for most if not all religiously based wars. And again, this
is the reason I will continue as a 'lukewarm agnostic' rather than a
firebrand atheist..

Chuck Kuecker