RE: Science, Religion & Truth

Jones, Spike (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 14:45:15 -0700

thanks! i agree. the word "cult" has strong negative connotations, but
perhaps we extropians should not be so quick to disown the
title. if we wear it with a certain pride, that derogatory connotation
could lose its sting. i have no problem being called a cultist, if that
is one that promotes disciplined thinking, positive messages,
observation and analysis of emperical data instead of blind faith... sj

From: A. J. Buckingham
Reply To:
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 1998 7:51 PM

Also 'cult' tends to connote a kind of worship, a reliance on
faith (unempirical),
I have not observed this behavior in 'extropianers'. But I have
observed a kind
of religious fervor in the opposition of extropian views... (;