[ExI] ants again

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 18:00:28 UTC 2018

For the record, this showed up in my mailbox today.

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:40 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

>  Dave Sill wrote:
>>> ​​
>>> Extropian principles would be a good basis for a rational alternative to
>>> religion.
> ​No one on this list will argue with that.  But, unlike us, many people
> are not looking for a rational anything.  They want emotional things - some
> things to love, to hate, to be for, to be against, to rant on, to go to war
> for, to get insulted by, to fear - well, you get the idea​.
> In the Deep South, the black churches I have been to for funerals are the
> epitome of emotional expressions very overtly acted out (lots of standing
> up and shrieking something and then fainting).  It's not about what or how
> we think. It's about how we feel.

Clearly people want emotion, and there's nothing irrational about that.
There's no need to be anti-rationality to be pro-emotionality. There are
many examples of people who get excited about logic, math, science, etc.
Spike is a shining example. :-)

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