[extropy-chat] Putting God to Rest

John Grigg desertpaths2003 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 23 11:01:52 UTC 2007

Robert Bradbury wrote:
  Though I am sure there are some readers of the Bible or Koran who could cite "Satan's rebellion against God" in detail (Spike perhaps?) I suspect a majority only is aware of it in a very loose sense (speaking as someone brought up in a "traditional" Irish Catholic framework.)  It is only those who know those writings in depth (and happen to believe in them) where transhumanism is a problematic rerun. 
  I have always liked the story of Prometheus and how he stole fire from the gods to aid humanity.  I see him as a noble and tragic hero figure, while I view Lucifer as more like a spoiled and vicious fratboy who got just what was coming to him and is not deserving of our sympathy & adulation.  Prometheus acted out of love for humanity but Lucifer was motivated by burning self-aggrandizement and had no regard for others.
  I would much rather be a "Promethean" brand of Transhumanist than a "Luciferian" one.  
  John Grigg   

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