[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 198, Issue 7

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 15:44:31 UTC 2020

Plenty of Atheists fall prey to non-Religious cults which operate in exactly the same way as religious extremists. Extremism is extremism.

SR Ballard

> On Mar 7, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On 07/03/2020 06:23, BillW wrote:
>> I just don't think that governments of whatever nature are comparable to small radical groups, like Hezbollah.  If there are these out there that are fundamentally atheist I would like to know about them.  bill w
> I don't see how there could be. What 'unholy' book, or other set of absolute rules would they get their ideas from? What supernatural rewards or punishments would they be reacting to? Non-believers get a really bum deal when it comes to being told how they must and must not behave, dress, eat, think and beat up people who don't agree with those rules.
> Poor things, they have to work out their morality for themselves! No blindly following ancient scripts, no being told they aren't allowed to ask questions, no concept of 'sin', no dumb acceptance of institutionalised bigotry, no fear of eternal punishment after they cease to exist (and no questioning what that even means). What chance do they have?
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