Re: The Extropian Religious War--thank you

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 02:11:53 MDT

L B wrote:
 Anyway, the
> polarization began there. If we are going to make this
> extropian life work, the hours we spent regarding this
> issue with such heat could have been spent more
> constructively.

I certainly agree wholeheartedly.

> If I am mistaken, I apologize.

No need. You were very right to ask for at least a check of
weapons at the door. <g>

> I am with you, although I do not agree with chastising
> atheism or anti-theism.

As I mentioned, I don't chastise atheism. And I try not to
chastise anti-theism as I've done my share of that school. But
I do chastise blanket statements against all spirituality and

> People who go to church,
> > people who value ideas other
> > than extropian ideas, people who have a desire or
> > need for spirituality are
> > not backward and unintelligent. Many are creative
> > and highly intelligent
> > and who simply see things a different way because of
> > deeply ingrained
> > belief systems, early imprinting, fear of the
> > unknown, social conditioning,
> > professional affiliation, or simply like the music,
> > atmosphere and wine.
> So it doesn't matter if it is debunked or not,
> perhaps.

That is what I might wish generally agreed for now.

- samantha

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