Re: regarding the YINYANG post on extropians

From: Party of Citizens (
Date: Sun Jul 29 2001 - 13:18:40 MDT

On Sun, 29 Jul 2001, Mike Lorrey wrote:

> 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.

The details of what is either the Greatest Story Ever Told (as the
Hollywood spectacular was named) or the Greatest Hoax Ever Told I'll leave
to Life-Gazette which you can join if you want to discuss it further.

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