[extropy-chat] TransColloquium Meeting: Dealing with New Pope'sCampaign
sjatkins at mac.com
Wed Apr 27 21:11:23 UTC 2005
I am a bit confused what the transhumanist groups are being rallied
for. The "culture wars" are a bit amorphous and over used. What sort
of real difference do you see transhumanism standing for and in what
context? How exactly do we find a place of traction to delive
effective messages relative to the "culture wars"? What does this have
to do with the new Pope?
On Apr 27, 2005, at 11:03 AM, nvitamore at austin.rr.com wrote:
> Sorry I didn't get back to you Samantha. I don't know if there is a
> 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
> cultural wars and what the long-range issues are of a powerful
> that have the world's ear.
> Is there a text version? Why is this a more reasonable target than
> the actually more politically connected and powerful Christian
> evangelicals increasingly in control of the world's one remaining
> superpower? It seems like there are plenty of more obvious targets
> that are more of an immediate threat. How is this the best opportunity
> right now?
> - samantha
> On Apr 25, 2005, at 10:13 AM, Natasha Vita-More wrote:
>> Extropy Institute is calling for a meeting at the TransColloquium for
>> Transhumanist organizations to discuss strategies for dealing with the
>> potential for conflicts that might arise from the Pope's declaration
>> concerning the moral relativism and the "cultural wars". This is a
>> global issue for transhumanity.
>> ExI will be sending out an invitation later for a meeting in May. If
>> your organization would like to suggest a meeting date and time,
>> please let me know by Wednesday. It would be helpful if those of you
>> who receive this message to forward it to other transhumanist
>> organizations and groups.
>> Pope Benedict’s Campaign
>> NPR's Monday morning edition:
>> Pope Benedict Warns Against Moral Relativism
>> by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
>> Morning Edition, April 25, 2005 • The new leader of the Roman
>> Catholic Church has denounced moral relativism, the idea that moral
>> principles have no objective standards. Pope Benedict XVI has
>> characterized it as the major evil facing the church. Some observers
>> believe he is taking a stance in the tense cultural wars in the United
>> I hope you all will work us. It will be a first time that we have a
>> global issue to work together on and plan a strategy. I think we can
>> make headway as a culture and a meaningful contribution to our future.
>> I look forward to hearing from you,
>> Natasha Vita-More
>> Cultural Strategist
>> Extropy Institute, President
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