Re: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 12:09:51 MDT

>From: "S. Talcott Smith" <>

>Like "M. E. Smith" who posted yesterday, I merely lurk here to
>sample the tasty morsels of good ideas. A significant quantity of
>posts however, exhibit a "religiously" anti-religious bias if you
>will, that squelches or discourages some enlightening discussion.
>It is a curious phenomena given the transparently mythical and
>mystical ideas which seem to drive this movement.

I seem to be particularly dense this week, so please explain in
simple terms the "transparently mythical and mystical ideas" on
which this "movement" is based.

>In my observation, Extropianism, like Objectivism and other -isms,
>tends to draw a "rational" fanatical element that is more
>interested in finding and expounding the one true belief than
>actually growing or exploring new ideas. However, these people are
>the life blood of movements and without them, we might never come
>into contact with these new and interesting ideas. Despite
>or perhaps because of these tensions, this movement or at least
>this list is still very much alive. So, thank you all!

Religion isn't a new idea, it is an old idea, one most of us are
familiar with, and many have rejected.


Extropy Institute,
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