Extropianis (Protestants in Disguise?)

Paul Hughes (planet_p@rocketmail.com)
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 18:50:45 -0700 (PDT)

Having for now stayed out of the Extro-Nazi's/Extro-Saint's thread,
I can no longer hold my tongue. Since when did Extropianism become so
downright puritanical? Holly's post, although lacking a few salient
points, drew out all sorts of self-righteous puritanical types. I had
no idea how much value and *virtue* people on this list have put on
*hard* work. It would seem that many of you were raised in a
Protestant strong 'work ethic' household. I would have thought, being
extropians you would have the wisdom to see the value and
*limitations* of hard work have. Lighten up. Have Fun!

I stand behind Holly, when I say that hard work sucks! I can think
of alot of better things to do than working all the time. Yes, I work
hard to, but only to get wealthy enough so I don't have to work like a
dog anymore. I would much rather spend my time transforming my self,
creating art and having fun. If that is not your goal, I suggest you
re-examine your beliefs and reconsider even calling yourself an
'extropian'. Extropianism is about combatting *all* limits to our
happiness and freedom. 'Hard Work' is just one of those limits I plan
on obliterating! And so should you. If you don't, then I would
serious consider you go back to your protestant church and beg


Paul Hughes

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