Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 01:42:33 MDT

Technotranscendence wrote:
> [Part 2 of 2; I tried sending this about four times, so I'm chopping it.]
> On Friday, July 20, 2001 12:47 AM Miriam English wrote:
> > - it is not really a major point worth pursuing over days and days of
> > email -- how hard can it be to understand that elevating capitalism to
> > religion status is dangerous?
> This is beside the point. I agree with the point that religion is wrong and
> faith is wrong. They're bad epistemology. I'm sure many people on this
> list agree with that too.

I believe that making blanket statements against a huge part of
many millions of people's lives when you have little real
knowledge of the subject is quite wrong. It is both "bad
epistemology" and irresponsible.

Personally I couldn't care less how many people agree or
disagree with this e-opinion of yours (or mine for that matter).

Equating capitalism with religion is, however, a very
questionable construct. It insults both capitalism and
religion. It confuses what is important in each with juvenile

- samantha

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