Re: Lind echoes Burch's Extro 5 address

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 15:27:14 MST

Olga Bourlin wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Samantha Atkins" <>
> > Sigh. Why not say it a bit more clearly? Some see the conflict
> > as between materialism/rationalism/scientism/humanism and all
> > spirituality - not just fundamentalism. In my opinion this is a
> > huge and splintering mistake. Does the division leave room for
> > those, like me, who are both profoundly spiritual and utterly
> > dedicated to human progress and transformation? Or are the
> > "good guys" only those who firmly eschew any/all spirituality as
> > "supernaturalism"?
> What does "profoundly spiritual" mean? Is this something desirable in a
> human being? Does being profoundly spiritual impute one is more
> compassionate (than one who is not profoundly spiritual)? If that is not
> the case, then what is the use of being profoundly spiritual? Especially
> because to be profoundly spiritual is to be intellectually compromised?

Are you claiming I am intellectually compromised?

Spirituality includes a very high value on compassion. It
includes valuing all human beings deeply and seeking solutions
that are beneficial to all whenever possible. It defines
"winning" as being a lot broader than "me winning" and others

- samantha

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