[ExI] apple mothership

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 14 12:59:53 UTC 2011

Amon Zero <amon at doctrinezero.com> wrote:

> 2011/9/13 spike <spike66 at att.net>
> >
> > Speaking of which, atheist evolution-hipsters need
> something equivalent to
> > a prayer or blessing, without the superstition. 
> I don?t know what it is, or
> > how to do something like that, but I am open to
> suggestion from the creative
> > minds here.
> >
> I agree entirely. I will also add that any "spiritual"
> aspect of
> transhumanism needn't be dry and flavourless just to
> overcompensate for a
> lack of superstition.
> An angle Max may appreciate; I just finished reading
> "Supergods" by comics
> writer Grant Morrison, where among other things he lays out
> the history of
> comic book superheroes and how they increasingly sit in the
> societal niche
> of ancient pagan gods, each representing elemental forces
> or ideas, but
> avoiding the superstition trap by simple virtue of being
> obvious fictions.
> So (tongue in cheek here; exploring ideas) maybe a 'prayer'
> to your
> favourite superhero, or even better we could create a new
> 'pantheon' of
> explicitly transhumanist characters that represent our
> ideals...

By Grabthar's Hammer!
You may be on to something here!...

Ben Zaiboc

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