[ExI] Religion & transhumanism (not the usual!)

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Sep 6 03:17:59 UTC 2011

On Sep 5, 2011, at 4:33 AM, Amon Zero wrote:

> Hi All -
> I'm curious as to whether the views expressed in these blog posts (about religion, and one explicitly on religion & transhumanism) might be considered controversial, trivial, or somewhere in between...
> http://transhumanpraxis.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/why-transhumanists-should-be-proud-to-be-called-neo-gnostics/

Yes, we are techno-gnostics.  So what?

> http://transhumanpraxis.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/god-gods/

A very powerfully intelligent AGI could have created the universe we seem to inhabit, or even dozens of them.  But so what?    There is no evidence this is the case and it isn't supportive of mysticism or a lot of murky thinking if it is the case.   Believe me, I have tried to justify all kinds of pseudo-religious, pseudo-mystical,  totally groovy forever after notions on such basis.  It doesn't work.   

The notion of a "Supreme Being" says basically that there is a top, a no more beyond this, an End.  I have no use for the notion.

- samantha

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