X-Message-Number: 16434
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 03:07:47 -0700
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: Irreconcilable differences

Louis Epstein wrote:

> In any event, [Venturism] seems to incline toward 
> atheism, which I consider a ridiculous position.

Now that that's on the table, can we admit that this is basically 
a religious argument, and that the differing views of cryonics, 
euthanasia, uploading, etc. are consequences of that basic

Louis, unless I sorely misread the Cryonet audience, it is heavily 
populated by atheists (I'm an agnostic myself -- see my Web page)
many of whom who may take umbrage at having their convictions 
referred to as "ridiculous" (if they don't dismiss the barb out of
hand).  I do hope this exchange doesn't degenerate to mutual 
name-calling and recriminations.  I'd just as soon drop the 
entire subject, since I don't think anyone's going to change 
anyone's mind here, but I hope this can serve as a cautionary tale 
to remind those of us committed to self-determination what we're
up against.
Live long and prosper,
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