[extropy-chat] Be[ing] or Not Be[ing]
paul.bridger at paradise.net.nz
Wed Apr 14 03:44:43 UTC 2004
Olga Bourlin wrote:
>"In the fullness of time," he continued, "educated people will believe there
>is no soul independent of the body, and hence no life after death."
>Hmmm, the ... "educated"? Don't the "educated" already know this?
Unfortunately not. Even among scientists, where you would expect the
lowest incidence of non-rationality, there still exist a surprising
proportion of people who claim to believe such unsubstantiated claims.
However, it's always difficult to know just how many people who call
themselves Christians are actually believers. I am always tempted to say
something like "you're joking, right?" when I find out that a respected
friend believes in ghosts (even holy ones).
I'm in favour of redefining "educated" to make your statement true.
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