RE: The Extropian Religious War

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 19:24:43 MDT

Merriss (L B) writes

> Yes, my question is this: the recent religious war
> seems to fly in the face of most of Max More's
> outline,

Would you please explain how? As a participant in that
"war", I don't have that impression at all! Yes, some
people speak stridently from time to time about matters
they think important; and sometimes people even engage
in unfair argumentation---but not deliberately, for
heaven's sake. Why, I myself have actually over-reacted
on occasion! That hardly means I'm defying or acting
against extropian principles!

> I realize I am leaving myself open to being bashed by
> both sides of the conflict, but there it is. Bash
> away, I am tough and won't strike back. It is not my
> way.

Please, oh please, let me know if you now feel bashed.

I'm starting to see an interesting pattern; some people
(not necessarily including you) see demur as aggression,
or at least see bold claims and strident language as
ad hominem.

Also, as soon as you see one person bashing another,
let me know---I'd be grateful

Lee Corbin

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