Re: regarding the YINYANG post on extropians

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jul 29 2001 - 10:02:12 MDT

Party of Citizens wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > Again, too broad a brush. Religion applys ubiquitously to all aspects of
> > society only so long as those aspects are not understood by science,
> > when there is still 'mystery' about the working of nature. Religion is
> > explaination of nature by ad hoc bardism, not by cross examination,
> > testing, hypothesis and experiment. Looking critically at nature is
> > blasphemy to religion as a matter of course, as nature just IS and 'it
> > is not our place' to look critically at it.
> Not only is that broad brush, it is untrue. For example, how could the
> teachings of Jesus Christ, correctly understood, be contrary to scientific
> truth when He identified Himself as truth personified (ie "I am the way,
> the truth and the life") and said "I came to tell the truth"?

As I've said before, you can find anything you want in the bible. For
example, Christ said to Paul on the road to Damascus "He who has faith
in me shall Live".

I'd book that Jesus' claims of being the son of god are rather
extraordinary claims, and extraordinary claims require extraordinary
evidence. None such exists.

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