[ExI] apple mothership
nymphomation at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 15:42:16 UTC 2011
On 14 September 2011 13:59, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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
> By Grabthar's Hammer!
> You may be on to something here!...
Practitioners of 'chaos magic' have apparently been doing something
like this since the 1970s, the difference being they seem to believe
the 'prayers' have a real effect..
'If you cannot afford an executioner, a duty executioner
will be appointed to you free of charge by the court'
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