[ExI] Is this really the case?

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Fri Jun 29 01:02:30 UTC 2007

> Spike, if there are any meme holders on this list, I
> would think that they would be just as upset as I was
> when I saw the video.  

Ja Anna, the discussion about the video is cool, no problem there.  What has
caused problems in the past (long before you joined us) is the desire to
actually discuss the merits of religion or specific religious memes.  There
wasn't a rule against it exactly, rather the religious ones were treated
harshly.  We don't like to see people treated harshly, even if we disagree
with that person and consider their notions silly.  So I try to gently
discourage people from posting about their particular religion for instance.
That guy whose name I can't recall said it best "Cast not thy pearls before
the swine," Matthew 7 verse 6.  When I read that, I wondered what if they
were really lousy pearls?  Or your very favorite swine?  But I digress.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Anna Taylor
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:25 AM
> To: ExI chat list
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Is this really the case?
> --- spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> >Ja, Anna, you are right, religion is not highly
> >regarded around these parts.
> >It's always a delicate subject whenever it comes up,
> >so I try to gently discourage it.  Generally the
> >religious meme holders end up offended and go
> >elsewhere.  The rest of us stay and our infidel
> >memes reproduce and propagate, which is why we
> >flaming unbelievers evolved here.
> Spike, if there are any meme holders on this list, I
> would think that they would be just as upset as I was
> when I saw the video.  There is a huge difference
> between a religious meme holder and religious fanatic.
> I understand the question of whether God exist or not
> is a question that will remain an issue between
> Science and Religion but that's not what this video is
> about.  It's about what they are teaching this
> children, shouldn't everybody be worried about how
> children are being manipulated and hypnotized? As
> theology is still taught in many Universities I can't
> understand why people can't have rational discussion
> about it but I respect your decision to close the
> subject.  If anybody would like to discuss it offline,
> it would be appreciated.
> Anna
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