[extropy-chat] TransColloquium Meeting: Dealing with New Pope'sCampaign
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 27 19:00:59 UTC 2005
--- "nvitamore at austin.rr.com" <nvitamore at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Sorry I didn't get back to you Samantha. I don't know if there is a
> text version. I'm off onto more thoughts on the campaigns of other
> religous groups who also politically connected and which are
> necessary variables to a strategic model.
> I hope that folks can move beyond the moral relativism issues and
> consider cultural wars and what the long-range issues are of a
> powerful organization that have the world's ear.
You mean the Ford Foundation? ;)
Catholicism has the hooks in it to be reprogrammed, provided the right
code. Ratzinger is, IMHO likely to only last a few years. He's 78
already, and likely to be like the first John Paul, who kicked off
after only a month. Popes generally are not as long lived in office as
JPII was. I would suggest that, at this point, likely candidates for
Benedict's succession be provided with the arguments that will enable a
significant shift in church thinking when a younger generation takes over.
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
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