Re: x-troptians

Max More (
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 23:45:57 -0700 (MST)

At 11:06 PM 10/31/96 -0800, you wrote:
>Someone reminded me today that x-tians took over the pagan holidays. Bede
>mentions this as well. It was a policy of the church to pronounce
>traditional, native holidays as being x-tian holidays as well. This
>helped them turn the tide.
>Perhaps extropians (or whoever) could learn from this and appropiate
>national holidays as their own.

David: We have begun to do this. Not many new holiday names have reached a
consensus yet, but the most popular one so far is December 25 -- Newtonmas,
or Newton's Birthday. Such a fortunate thing that a truly great physicist
was born on that day...


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute