Re: Who first used "extrope"

Max More (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 17:31:05 -0700 (MST)

At 03:56 PM 12/13/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Extropian Scholars,
>BTW, I still haven't received a cite for the preposition that religion has
>succeeded in large part thanks to the way that it numbs the fear of death.
> Would a good Extropian scholor please oblige?

I don't know who first suggested that in writing but it's such a common and
old idea that it might be hard to pick out an originator. Marx wrote of
religion as an opium of the masses though he was referring more to social
control than fear of death.