[extropy-chat] Uses of Religion

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Sun Oct 1 23:25:20 UTC 2006

From: Robert Bradbury
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 2:35 PM

>On 10/1/06, Olga Bourlin <fauxever at sprynet.com> wrote:
>  > > The important thing in the West---and now to the rest of the world---is, for the billion or so bystanders, whether the nightly news is painful or merely interesting.
>> No.  It mattered then and it matters now.

> If it really did matter then you would see much more on the nightly news regarding the person in the U.S. that dies every 12 seconds ( 4.7 a minute, 6700 a day) due to so called natural causes [1].  [1. They remain "natural" because we haven't chosen yet to really apply ourselves to solving them.]

> Those guilty of causing death due to acts of commission and those causing deaths due to acts of omission are only two letters apart.

So, do you mean there is no such thing as murder?  


I understand what you mean by "natural" death - and there are people working on 
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