RE: Gore Shocks Scientists With Creationism Statement

Terry Donaghe (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 05:20:55 -0700 (PDT)

I think parents should have the right to teach their children anything that they wish. The only "line" that should be drawn is that of violence. Neighbors, family, or as the last resort, the government should remove children from abusive parents.

If parents wish to teach their children to hate their fellow humans, they will simpy raise children who will be unable to compete succesfully in the world. That's fewer adults for my son to compete with in the workplace when he gets out of college. As long as my son can retain the right to defend himself from satanists and nazis, I don't have a problem with parents doing such silly stuff.

Besides, humans are very resilient and when the children of satanists or nazis enter into the real world, they will probably quickly realize that their belief systems hinder their interactions with others. They will either change their belief systems (a lot of us Extropians used to be socialist christians - I was), or they will spend the rest of their days drinking beer at the trailer park railing against god or "the man" or whatever.

Thank you for giving all of us Extropians an excellent reminder of why we're Extropians and not simply transhumanists. ===
Terry Donaghe:
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams

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